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New Dollar Tree Saucer... The Snowflake
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Over on TRF, George Gassaway has done it again.  Cool

Dollar Tree now has snowflake plastic candy bowls that he converted into flying saucers, similar to his spider, and spiderweb rockets.

Here's a shot of one of his in flight

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photo credit: George Gassaway

I now have four of them and just looking for time to convert them into rockets.

At this rate, I'm guessing that around the Fourth of July, we'll be seeing red, white, and blue stars, and for St. Patrick's Day, green shamrocks, or four leaf clovers.

Lord Willing, I'll be in China by then, so if you do spot new bowl designs let me know, and I'll see if I can score some over there. I really like these candy bowl rockets.
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I used George's idea and built a D powered spider web bowl.
Haven't have a chance to fly it yet, but it will prove to be fun when the kids see it fly.
Now I am going to have to build a snowflake rocket.
It sounds like I will eventually wind up with one for every holiday - I can see a flying Shamrock, a flag bowl, etc.... Smile
Greg Young - L3
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(11-08-2015, 02:53 PM)Greg Young Wrote: I used George's idea and built a D powered spider web bowl.
Haven't have a chance to fly it yet, but it will prove to be fun when the kids see it fly.
Now I am going to have to build a snowflake rocket.
It sounds like I will eventually wind up with one for every holiday - I can see a flying Shamrock, a flag bowl, etc.... Smile

The two spiderweb bowls that I've built were designed with E's in mind.  One was destroyed by the ejection gasses burning through and badly damaging the plastic. The other has flown on A, B, C, D, and E motors without any problem and is in great shape.
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"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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(11-07-2015, 08:12 PM)K Wrote: Over on TRF, George Gassaway has done it again.  Cool

Dollar Tree now has snowflake plastic candy bowls that he converted into flying saucers, similar to his spider, and spiderweb rockets.

Here's a shot of one of his in flight

[Image: NP9TQJ4.jpg]

photo credit: George Gassaway

I now have four of them and just looking for time to convert them into rockets.

At this rate, I'm guessing that around the Fourth of July, we'll be seeing red, white, and blue stars, and for St. Patrick's Day, green shamrocks, or four leaf clovers.

Lord Willing, I'll be in China by then, so if you do spot new bowl designs let me know, and I'll see if I can score some over there. I really like these candy bowl rockets.
They fly great!
I saw one at a CMASS night launch last night.
LED strip lights around the edge and two LIPO batteries tie wrapped to the top.
It flew well.
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Gloria, you just gave me some more ideas! Wink
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Now you guys done it. I have to go to my local Dollar tree after I get done with the computer. To cool. And I thought I was going to fly only one rocket at Three Oaks in 2 weeks.
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Night launches are awesome!


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