Archive for February, 2009

Two new designs

February 28, 2009

Presenting the Tau JA-7, by Andrew Scott:

Tau JA-7 by Andrew Scott

Tau JA-7 by Andrew Scott

Presenting the Arcturus, by C. P. McGraw:

Arcturus by C. P. McGraw

Arcturus by C. P. McGraw

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Our latest designs…

February 26, 2009

Introducing the AGS-6-D2 by Andrew Scott, our contributing inmate from Australia.

AGS-6-D2 by Andrew Scott

AGS-6-D2 by Andrew Scott

And the Avante, by C. P. McGraw, resident loony.

Avante by C. P. McGraw

Avante by C. P. McGraw

Finally, the Seeker P-S, by Jay “Tau Zero” Goemmer.

Seeker P-S by Jay Goemmer

Seeker P-S by Jay Goemmer

BARCLONE Design #600!

February 16, 2009

BARCLONE is thrilled to announce the release of its 600th design, Jay Goemmer’s “En Garde”. Developed from a 2005 original called “Dagger”, En Garde is flown on common 18mm engines and is capable of reaching over 1000′ on a C6-5.

En Garde by Jay Goemmer

En Garde by Jay Goemmer

Our latest design — Nebulon

February 15, 2009

One of the “open-frame-fins” style designs, originally started with RockSim 8, but needing RockSim 9 and the PODS feature to complete.nebulon-3d

Our new forum on Ye Olde Rocket Forum(s)

February 10, 2009

We now have our own forum area on Ye Olde, right alongside The Golden Age and the Workshop and the Swap Shop. Our presence has widened, and with it the room to introduce new topics of interest to rocketry enthusiasts. We still have a Designer’s Studio, but this is now a full sub-forum instead of a single thread. New designs are now being introduced in their own separate threads, instead of being added to a year-long thread with hundreds of messages. Two new sub-forums are HARDWARE and SOFTWARE, where computer subjects connected to rocketry can be opened up and developed. We have an announcements area, and an index of all our designs, linking to the messages on the forum where the best copy of the design can be found. We’ve needed this feature for some time.

Come visit the new BARCLONE forum, and become a member of YORF. We still need contributors to the project.

Our latest new designs…

February 4, 2009

Introducing the Argent, by Jay Goemmer. The model is ST-13 based, 23″ long, and flies on standard 18mm engines. argent-3d

Also introducing the GSS Horizon, by C. P. McGraw. This model is ST-10 based, 21″ long, and flies on 13mm engines. gss-horizon-3d

We are pleased to highlight a new entry from one of our latest asylum consignees, RKT2K1, with his MATaDor design. This model uses the “canted engine” feature described in a recent Apogee Rockets “Peak Of Flight” newsletter for simulating the “Deuces Wild” engine mount. The model is 35″ long and is BT-70 based. Two 24mm engines are required. matador-3d

James Pierson presents us with a nightmare in black, with his design Heeby Geeby. This modroc is only 11 1/4″ tall, based around the BT-70, and takes short-delay 18mm engines. heeby-geeby-version-2-3d

Yet Another Milepost About To Be Passed!

February 4, 2009

It’s difficult to realize that in the span of just one month and a few days, we have reached the threshold of another century mark in our design count. It was just December 29, 2008, that we were looking at 500 models in our growing list. In itself, that is an accomplishment for our team of creative inmates, especially when you consider how long it took “the big E” to reach the same point in their lifetime. Now we’re about to cross 600 designs, and we’re already contemplating the point in time when we cross the 1000 mark.

One project we need to mention is the still-active goal of updating the primary website with all of these designs, making them easily available for download. Currently, with a bit of hunting, all of these designs can be found on either that website or on the YORF. It is our intent to have this long-overdue project completed and on-line before the end of the year.