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Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - K'Tesh - 06-16-2015

Are Goonys Oddrocs?  or does it take something like a flying lawn chair to be considered one?

Translation:  What constitutes an Oddroc?


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - rstaff3 - 06-16-2015

You certainly will get a lot of opinions here.  I know 'em when I see 'em Smile

I hold a wide definition which includes saucers, pyramids, spools, monocopters, bicopters, goonies, themed rockets like goonies but of different scale, repurposed items, etc.   What I don't count is what I considered 'junk rockets' made from found materials but which still resemble a 3/4FNC. Toilet paper tubes, an Easter egg cone and regular fins don't count. Sci-fi themed rockets in general don't count. But R2D2 and Yoda would.


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - wclune - 06-18-2015

This post reminds me of what Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said about "porn".

"I cant define an Odd Rock but I know one when I see One"


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - Rocketman - 06-18-2015

(06-16-2015, 01:00 PM)K Wrote: Translation:  What constitutes an Oddroc?

Be aware.

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RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - Kirk G - 06-22-2015

I would have said that Goonies do qualify as Oddrocs... but not all Oddrocs are Goonies.

My understanding is that a Goonie starts with a Baby Bertha and then designs out from there.
Oddrocs on the other hand are specifically NOT traditional "nosecone, body tube, fins" rockets.

But I could be wrong. What say you?


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - Rocketman - 06-23-2015

We used to have a contest event with actual rules.  The rocket that looks least like a rocket but flies wins.  Typical entries were toilets (scaled down), battleships, Phisohex bottles from retail displays, styrofoam hats, whatever.

A Gooneybird would definitely not qualify..

Just Jerry


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - rstaff3 - 06-23-2015

Yeah, if I saw a goonie version of a real world missile or famous Estes kit, I'd say no. If it looks like an animal or a Martian, then I probably would say yes.

Warning: My definition of an odd-roc is subject to change without notice.


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - phlash - 06-23-2015

(06-22-2015, 10:09 PM)Kirk G Wrote: I would have said that Goonies do qualify as Oddrocs... but not all Oddrocs are Goonies.

My understanding is that a Goonie starts with a Baby Bertha and then designs out from there.
Oddrocs on the other hand are specifically NOT traditional "nosecone, body tube, fins" rockets.

But I could be wrong. What say you?

I think the Goonies predate Baby Bertha.  I'd have to hit the Estes Archive to verify


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - Rich Holmes - 06-23-2015

Yes, the original Estes Goonybirds were from about 1973. I believe they had 13 mm motor mounts, and used a slightly different length BT-60 than the Baby Bertha, which came out about 2002 and from which most scratch goonies are kitbashed.


RE: Anybody got a working definition of Oddroc? - DBMcCann - 06-23-2015

(06-18-2015, 09:29 AM)Rocketman Wrote:
(06-16-2015, 01:00 PM)K Wrote: Translation:  What constitutes an Oddroc?

Be aware.

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