It’s Rocket Science

The other day I found some plans I made for a rocket ship in an old mailing tube. I’ve had this mailing tube for some time, since about 1973 or so. These are the original plans for the XRT-3 rocket ship. I don’t recall if the plane ever actually flew, but I did in fact build it soon after drawing up the plans. The spacecraft design was influenced by Buck Rogers and other early film serials. But it was mostly influenced by the early drawings, paintings and films of Phil Trumbo. It was fun seeing the plans after all these years, and then I found a couple of old pinhole photos of XRT-3 taken around the same time.