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6.14 Rocketry: I just lost my favorite rocket and the kit is discontinued. How can I make another one just like it?




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This article is from the Model Rockets FAQ, by Wolfram von Kiparski with numerous contributions by others.

6.14 Rocketry: I just lost my favorite rocket and the kit is discontinued. How can I make another one just like it?

From: <silent1@ix.netcom.com> and <bmcdermo@ix.netcom.com>
I don't know if everyone else already does this, but I've started saving
the kit card, instructions, and a copy of the fin shape or shapes for
every kit I build -- rockets have a way of getting lost or broken, and
model rocket companies have a way of discontinuing my favorite kits.
Getting a color copy of the decal sheet (or better yet, a color scan) is
also a good idea.

 

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