This is a 3D model of the Estes Cherokee-E model rocket (kit #2408) sold exclusively by Hobby Lobby crafts and hobbies stores across the USA.
The Estes Cherokee-D was produced from 1970-1983 and designed by Gene Street. This kit used D motors.
From 1987 to1992 AAA Model Aviation Fuels produced and sold a 2.1 (54mm) inch diameter Cherokee-G kit that used G motors.
The Cherokee-E by Estes was released in 2019 and uses E motors.
Differences between the D and the E models:
A) The kit made its first catalog appearance and shipped in 1970 with kit #K-47. The airframe tube was 16.35 inches(415.29mm) long. It had a balsa nose cone with balsa fins were 1/8 inch(3.175mm) thick.
B) Starting in 1971 the kits that were shipped with tubes that were 18 inches(457.2mm) long. Between the beginning and end of its production years the nose cones switched over to plastic and the balsa fin thickness was reduced to 3/32 inch (2.38mm). In 1975 the kit number changed to #1247.
C) The Cherokee-E has been stretched in length even further by 6 inches (152.4mm).
Uses Estes E motors and other motors that are 24mm x 95mm. The kit comes with a motor adapter to allow you to fly with D motors and others that are 24mm x 70mm.
Note: The changes to airframe length was to ensure stability. You can do the same without adding the additional length by adding more weight to the nose cone.
(1) PNC-55AC Nose cone
(3) Die-cut balsa fins 3/32 inch thickness or 2.52mm
(2) Fin alignment guides made from balsa
(1) BT-55 airframe tube ID: 1.283 inches (32.59mm), OD: 1.33 inches (33.78mm), Length: 18 inches (457.2mm)
(1) BT-55 airframe tube, Length: 6 inches (152.4mm)
(1) BT-50 motor mount tube, ID: 0.950 in (24.1 mm), OD: 0.976 in (24.8 mm), Length: 4 inches (101.6mm)
(2) AR-5055 BT-50 to BT-55 motor mount rings, ID: 0.99 inches, (25.0mm), OD: 1.28 inches (32.4 cm), Length: 0.31 inches (7.9 mm)
(1) Engine Block, ID: 0.75 inches(18.9mm), OD: 1.28 inches (32.4mm), Length: 0.31 inches (7.9mm)
(1) E motor Engine Hook
(1) Spacer, "E" to "D" Engine ID: 0.72 inches (18.3mm), OD: 0.91 inches (23.2mm), Length: 1.00 inch (25.4mm)
(1) Shock cord
(1) Shock cord mount
(1) Parachute, Diameter:18 inches (457.2mm)
(1) Launch lug, Diameter: 1/8 inch (3.175mm)
(1) Decal sheet
The STL files for the fins have five different types:
A) Plain, hard edges
B) Rounded edges
C) NACA 0008 airfoil (aka HD0008; 8% thickness, 0% camber)
D) Supersonic airfoil
E) Fin marking guide for use in making your own fins out of balsa or other materials.
There are two fincans available that are for the main rocket and one for an optional booster stage. They have a unrounded, hard-edge version, a rounded version, an airfoiled version, and a supersonic airfoil version. They will fit over BT-55 airframe tubing.
Decals can be printed on decal paper from the pic of the decals posted here.
I have included a preliminary BT-55 fin guide for the Cherokee. Allows fins up to 2.52mm in thickness like the ones in the kit.
7DEC2019 The kit fin alignment guide was added. It is based on the actual dimensions from the kit.
7DEC2019 Added two versions of a BT-55 to 24mm (BT-50 tubing) boat tail.
The first two photos are a standard Cherokee-D with the second being a Goony version of it.
The last two photos are upscales using a J or K motor and the other using an N motor.
Cherokee-D info from the JimZ website.
Another 3D verison of the Cherokee-E, but with red decals on Thingiverse.
Goony version of the Cherokee-D.
Cherokee-D RockSim file can be downloaded from here for free.
Cherokee-E RockSim file.
Cherokee-E build video:
Upscale Cherokee-G flight.
Upscale Cherokee-L flight.
Upscale Cherokee-N flight.
Stuph to finish designing:
Design simulated nozzle.
18mm functioning SRBs; Look similar to GEM motors and/or have oblique nose cones.
Let me know if there are any problems with these designs or something I have forgotten to add.