The Really Koo Stuff Blog

Some random stuff that goes through David Koo’s brain

Dragon Head Nose Cone

Dragon Head Nose Cone

STL file for Dragon Head Nose Cone The STL file can be downloaded on Thingiverse. This is a remix of a dragon head (created by falken76) into a model rocket nose cone. Kudos to the designer of the dragon head! It's a terrific model. I added an adapter "straightened"...

Guy’s “Stylized” N1 Moon Rocket!

Guy’s “Stylized” N1 Moon Rocket!

A Beautiful "Stylized" 1:100 N1 Moon Rocket Guy from Illinois sent me photos of his beautiful "stylized" version of the N1. He did an exceptional build and is obviously an expert modeler. Here's the information he sent me on his build process: Paint is all acrylic air...

Asgard Launch Pad Download!!

Asgard Launch Pad Download!!

THOR has spoken!! In honor of Odin and Jord, the Asgard Launch Pad is to be made available for a nominal tribute ($20). Detailed instructions on securing parts, painting, and assembling the Asgard Launch Pad are included. ENJOY! DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ($20) KIT VERSION ($165)

“Portal of Asgard”

“Portal of Asgard”

So why design my own launch pad? Well, I simply couldn't find one that met all my specifications: The launchpad had to be "tripod mounted". This does several things: 1) it reduces the risk of fire (especially if launching near tall grass) by getting the launchpad off...

Another 3D printer joins the family!!

Another 3D printer joins the family!!

Thank you for your support! Really Koo Stuff is a tiny "garage business". It's been a fun ride so far! A special thanks to all the folk who purchased an N1 which has funded another Prusa MK3S+ FDM Printer. All together, the company now has FOUR 3D printers. I'm hoping...

Soyuz Post #2: Why the Soyuz is hard to design!

Soyuz Post #2: Why the Soyuz is hard to design!

Where are all the kits? There are reasons why the Soyuz—one of the most beloved rockets of space geeks everywhere—doesn't have commercial kits readily available. I mean, with FIFTY YEARS of pent up demand, companies should be clamoring to bring one to market! Sure......

A Rocket Launcher Befitting Thor!!

A Rocket Launcher Befitting Thor!!

Spent most of this afternoon modeling up an "indestructable" Launch Pad. There was absolutely nothing wrong the my old launch pad—it was built like a tank and a joy to use. But, it just didn't have that Buck Rogers / Steampunk vibe. I wanted to build a launch pad that...

Panasonic AG-CX350 Accessory Mount!!

Panasonic AG-CX350 Accessory Mount!!

On Rockets, Airplanes, and Camera Acessory Mounts! Okay... What does a camcorder "cold shoe mount" have to with rockets, planes, and other cool (or Koo) stuff on this website? Well... nothing. At all. Like nada! This thing is about as exciting as water. But... if you...

Soyuz Post #1: SLA Printers are AMAZING!!

Soyuz Post #1: SLA Printers are AMAZING!!

3D Printing and Layer Lines When most people think of 3D printing, fused deposition modeling (FDM) usually comes to mind. In this process a tiny nozzle heats up some plastic filament and then—one tiny minuscule layer at a time—builds up the model in 3D space. The...

LK-3 Russian Lunar Lander