Sirius Rocketry S.S. Cestris

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#1 Sirius Rocketry S.S. Cestris

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I have been working on this one for a little bit now. I am going to be adding some personal touches to it. One touch I have decided against is placing the turret of a Patton Tank model on the underside of the capsule. :o You see, I was looking at some plastic static models online and came across the old Monogram Patton Tank rebranded as a Revell kit. My mind starting free wheeling and seeing as you have to add a ton (okay, an ounce) of weight already to the Cestris's Nose Cone, I started wondering if I could find a more interesting way to do it. I might have taken up the challenge, but my rocketry time is in high demand right now.

So, speaking of added nose cone weight, how much additional did you add Rocket when you converted it to a cluster?
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#2 Re: Sirius Rocketry S.S. Cestris

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Glad to hear you are building a Cestris kit. :~salud: And that you'll cluster it :!: :o :D :O~

Since I'm in Alaska and all my rocketry stuff is at home I'm not looking at the kit instructions but I've answered this question before so I do remember; the finished Cestris nosecone weighs 4.1 ounces when built for a core D12-5 and a pair of C6-0's. :ugeek:

Speaking of tank turrets, Randy is thinking of building one with more detail, probably for static display, to reflect the upgrades mentioned in the next edition. Recently he was searhcing for the right scale landing gears and a possible upgrade to the outboards to bt 55 in order to add boat tails to all three and a couple of other tweaks. I don't know what he's found or decided since I've been gone. When we're on the phone we're not talking about rockets. ;)
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#3 Re: Sirius Rocketry S.S. Cestris

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4.1oz ... 4.1 oz? That's quite a bit of deadweight. :shock:
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#4 Re: Sirius Rocketry S.S. Cestris

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I'm not looking at the instructons and I don't remember exactly how much clay comes with it. If it comes with 1 ounce you need to add 3 ounces for a D12 core and a pair of C6 outboards.

The finished nose cone weighs 4.1 ounces - including decals, paint, etc.
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