Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Estes Galactic Taxi #1914 Build Part 1, Background
Here's a rare one produced from 1983 - 84.
I thought it would be different because of the card stock fin fairings. That rear canopy is another feature.
For a while Estes had a few models with card stock flared ends like the Delta Wedge, #1931.
After looking over the instructions on oldrocketplans.com, I came up with these parts and measurements. To see the instructions, CLICK HERE
1 Engine Mount Tube (type BT-20J) 2 3/4" long
1 Engine Hook (type EH-2) 2 3/4" long
2 Centering Rings (type AR-2050) thick style
1 Body Tube (type BT-50B, heavy) 10.25" long
1 Set Balsa Fins 3/32" thick
1 Launch Lug (type LL-2A)
3 Flat Tapered Toothpicks
1 Cardstock Details 110 lb. Cardstock
1 Nose Cone (type PNC-50KA) 2.75"? Long
1 Shock Cord
1 12" Parachute, Shroud Lines, Set Tape Disks
The card stock fairings and canopy were roughly hand drawn.
I used these to test their size, there was no reference measurement.
This is a picture of the printed stock, I set a ruler beside it.
The formed pieces seemed to be the right size. I did redraw them, The online pattern shown at the right had a very rough, thick line.
The online decals looked pretty clean and could probably be printed as is.