Monday, October 19, 2009

Coming Soon: The Nike Goon

 

To be made from a Baby Bertha kit. I love Goonies - an 8-dollar baby Bertha kit and some scrap balsa (and imagination) is all you need to make a rocket that flies on anything from an A8 to Cs and Ds, and that can handle 24mm motors if you change the mount.
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8 comments:

KenKzak said...

I Don't know.
I think it should still have a pointy cone, just stubbier than the Smoke cone.

I can imagine a goony Nike-Cajun too. The Cajun would be only fincan then payload section.

The EGE said...

Well, the whole point of Goonies is to see just what you can do with a Baby Bertha, including the short tube and rounded nose cone. I've already got an upscaled Mosquito, a Cloud Hopper (clone of an original Goony), and a design of my own, the Pigasus.

R2K said...

Cool looking model.

The EGE said...

Thanks. I'm adding a Baby Bertha (or two) to a motor order I'm making soon, and it'll fly in the November hopefully.

KenKzak said...

How goony can it be if everyone limits themselves to the same parts? This aint no NARAM kitbash contest.
So use the Bertha cone as the stage transition, or just decorate it with Smoke cone details.

The EGE said...

It's not intended to be any speific Nike-boosted model, just the Nike itself. Any the point of Goonies is to take a boring kit, the Baby Bertha, and make something crazy out of it.

Goonies of TRF

Excelsior's Goony line

Lugosi said...

I saw your comment at Bad Astronomy about some antivaxers. Here's an article that might help:
http://www.nycskeptics.org/blog/?p=1078

The EGE said...

Thanks much, Lugosi