Monday, May 14, 2007

Get ready to duck, bob and weave, here comes the Yamikazi!

I attended a wedding this past weekend, and found they were handing out rocket parts! I've had so much fun with my Hat of Death, that I couldn't resist building the Yamikazi:

I really cheated on the build. When I began planning the core/motor mount, I found that an Art Applewhite Ultra Delta Saucer fit perfectly. Unlike the Hat of Death, the yamika has no sweatband to hold the core in place, so I resorted to sewing the saucer in. I sewed a few loops in four places, melted the opening for the launch rod with a soldering iron, and was done. I hope to fly it on an E9 this coming weekend. Heads-up optional!