November 08, 2003

Air Munuviana update and pictures

If you don't know what this is all about, look here for links to previous posts.

The rocket is fully dressed and ready to fly. In the extended entry are photos of the decals and paint job. They're not great photos, but you'll get the idea. There are eight of them, but sized rather small to help the bandwidth.

Maiden flight is next saturday, the 15th of November, at The Plains, Virginia.

This first photo shows the entire rocket.

Here's a closeup of the fin can and bottom rows of flags. The same flags are repeated just below the nose cone, rotated 180 degrees.

This is a pretty rotten picture of the top part of the rocket. It's the same logo and cow that I posted, and the top set of national flags.

Here are the decals where the rocket separates for access to the electronics. The state flags are in alphabetical order (extra credit for naming them all), above that is a row of 'special request' logos, including the US Navy flag, a 9/11 tribute, the POW/MIA flag, and more continued around (you'll see them in the next picture). The top row are logos for rocketry related things. The hole in the airframe allows the barometric sensor on the alitimeter to measure the outside air pressure.

This is the continuation of the decal above, showing two projects that Pixy and all Munuvians can be proud of.

Munuvian requests and logos. Pixy's MuNu button tops the Iowa Hawkeye, Purdue Boilermakers, U of Chicago crest, and Chicago Cubs logo - there's more around the curve. The bottom row has a tribute graphic for Stevie Ray Vaughn (for you, Daun), and a couple you're probably already familiar with. The hole in the airframe here is the exhaust vent for the Nitrous Oxide.

Continuing around the airframe, you can see the Baltimore Orioles logo (for my wife, who indulges me and my hobby), and Mookie's Axis of Evil Naught flaming monkey head logo. You can also see the edge of the Munuvian roster, and the flags in front of each blog name. The screwhead you see is part of the upper rail guide.

The Munuvian blog roster, topped by the Munuvian flag and MuNu 'meatball'.

Posted by Ted at November 8, 2003 02:13 PM
Category: Rocketry

Awesome!!! Love the cow-fins!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at November 8, 2003 05:02 PM

How nifty is that? :)

Posted by: LeeAnn at November 8, 2003 05:25 PM

Too cool! So when is it supposed to start sendin' pictures back from Pluto?

Posted by: Tiger at November 8, 2003 08:49 PM

Aw, man, you are too cool...
I saw the POW flag, then I saw this other decal...
The first thing I noticed was Stevie Ray's hat...I was tryin' to figure out the rest of it..and...DAMN! A whole 'nother decal just for Mr. Vaughan.

Ted, you are da man!

Thank you so much for both decals...and those fins are way cool, too...

(When I first clicked onto here, I was thinkin' to myself that I need to ship you cookies along with the hat, for takin' so long. Now that I've seen this, I'll be shipping a coupla varieties along with the hat....all homemade, though. Hmmm...can you mail a spice cake? With cream cheese frosting?)

Posted by: Stevie at November 8, 2003 10:30 PM

Ted, the only one I didn't see was yours: your meatball. It's fabulous, otherwise :)

Time to put up the Sharks logo. What a crappy game.

Posted by: Victor at November 8, 2003 11:06 PM

Wow! What a lot of work! I'm honored to be represented on your rocket. Thanks, Ted!

Posted by: Susie at November 9, 2003 01:13 AM

Absolutely gorgeous!

Posted by: Jennifer at November 9, 2003 05:46 AM


Posted by: Pixy Misa at November 9, 2003 07:10 AM

I see the meatball now (must've been blinded by tears and exhaustion)...but is it the meaball or the nasa meatball? I can't quite tell thru the flash glare...?

Posted by: Victor at November 9, 2003 10:45 AM

Above the names is the MuNu meatball, NASA's inferior version is in line with the 'space and rocket' logos, but not in any picture.

Posted by: Ted at November 9, 2003 11:49 AM
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