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Click here to download PDF instructions (272k) for Little Joe 6, a flying scale model that's free and printable on your desktop inkjet printer. Requires card stock or Bristol paper and foamcore and is for the person who desires to do serious modelling. male vocal female vocal
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The massive Saturn-Komorov is the largest free flying paper rocket in the known universe (printable on a desktop printer). It towers 47.5 inches tall and is 3.8 inches wide. Video of an F23-5 flight here.

Download the instructions and wickedly satirical "back story" (forward story?) here. 1.5mb

Construction file 1. 118kb

Construction file 2. 117kb

Construction file 3. 2.1mb

Construction file 4. 301kb

Construction file 5. 145kb

Construction file 6. 315kb

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Diversity forum? No, a TEA party event at Acacia Park in Colorado Springs on Tax Day, 2010. Photo album of people protesting taxation without representation. A 2-hour event, somewhere between 2 and 3 thousand people attended.   Pan of the TEA party crowd during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. Large HD file, takes awhile to upload.   OK, we sang it twice. So sue us, we like it. Large HD file, takes awhile to upload.  

Here are the PDF files you print, then cut out, then build the Little Joe.

little joe paper shrouds.pdf
bulkheads.pdf
little joe foil wrap.pdf
little joe paper body.pdf
non-foil option.pdf
fins

     
                     
Brandango assumes no responsibility or liability for injury or damage caused during the use of these plans.            
Important note: Adobe’s Acrobat Reader could not be made to print these models the corrrect size (it printed too small, even though it was set to print at 100%). Setting Acrobat to print at a higher percentage didn’t help. Apple’s Preview, on the other hand, worked perfect every time. If you’re working on a PC, we recommend rasterizing the PDF files into Photoshop or similar to better control the final printed size. Test print the "little joe foil wrap" on plain copy paper to get the size right before trying the more expensive foils and papers. The correct width of the foil wrap body panel is 8.125 inches. 2/18/07                


                     
Must have Quicktime 7 with H.264 codec.      
mass still   6/26/07 Oracle flight at the COSROCS/La Plata Investments Grand Lawn "Thunderous Groundbreaking". The Oracle was flown out of the middle of ~280 rockets that were launched with a single button. ~350 people attended the event. 1.9mb   oracle   Two-stage Oracle video from 6/17/06. D12-0/D12-7, temperature 83 degrees, wind 3 mph. CRASH at Bear Creek Lake Park. Quicktime 3.1 mb.          
         
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