Wednesday, September 18, 2013
US Army Gemini
The bottom is an Estes Hawk Missile that was missing its motor mount and nose cone. I installed a 29mm mount scavenged from one of my RIP rockets. The top is an Estes Patriot what was missing 2 fins and the nose cone. I sectioned a piece of tubing to make a coupler. The nose is a Semroc Gemini Capsule cone that his been in my parts bin for years. The finish on the recycled rockets isn't great but I'm leaving them as is. I covered the fin area on the Patriot with duct tape to hide the gaps in the paint. I'll finish sealing the cone and paint it myself.
Update: This is the rocket formerly known as the Recycled Expendable Launch System.