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    9th July 2016, 10:33 PM
    Well I'm happy to inform all of a reunion that will bring hope to anyone who may have lost a rocket at the Potter fiend. During the setup of URRF 3...
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    4th July 2016, 06:03 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Well Fred, I suppose I could claim that by doing so that I was trying to give more strength to the two layers of coupler sleeves. But that really...
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    3rd July 2016, 04:57 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Yes and two months later will be URRF 4 too. I will have a cornucopia of big Launches from which to choose to fly this at. What to do, what to do?
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    2nd July 2016, 04:35 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    So I know it was my intention to have this done by URRF 3 but I wasn't able to complete this by then so I guess now that URRF 3 has been an...
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    2nd July 2016, 04:29 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    I have been needing to make new sled to fit my MARSA54L altimeters but I still want to be able to use them in most of my rockets. So this is what...
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    2nd July 2016, 04:25 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    So this is one of my sleds that are a standard build that fits most of my altimeters. The battery clip is a standard 9 volt battery holder. It...
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    2nd July 2016, 04:13 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Here are the two switches installed: As I mentioned before, due to the thickness of the airframe I was able to screw these switches in...
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    2nd July 2016, 04:09 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Here is the top bulk head of the Altimeter bay. You can see the leads and the charge wells here. As this end is towards the main chute bay...
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    2nd July 2016, 04:03 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Now I'm working on the charge connectors, I'm making 4 lead sets for this rocket. Each lead is a length of 26 gauge two lead wire, two connectors...
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    2nd July 2016, 03:48 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    So I started working on the Altimeter Bay. Here you see the four sections of all thread that are spaced so I can put two of my altimeters in the...
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    2nd July 2016, 03:39 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Since the whole air frame is blue tube I won't be fiber glassing it, but I do need to fill the spirals before painting it. The other day I picked up...
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    2nd July 2016, 03:34 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Here is a view of the aft end of the fin can/motor mount with the Aero Pac retainer in place. you can also see where I took two short sections of...
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    2nd July 2016, 03:29 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Here you see the exterior of the coupler assembly, it is recessed for a reason that will be explained later. OK, so now the coupler is epoxied...
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    2nd July 2016, 03:19 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Here are the coupler parts. I'll start by epoxying the bulkhead in. I'm using 15 minute Bob Smith Industries epoxy here and adding some micro...
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    2nd July 2016, 03:13 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    The tubes are 11.5", I believe that it will be real close to a 3/4 scale.
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    2nd July 2016, 03:06 PM
    Mdutch replied to a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    So I'll start with finishing up the fin can coupler. Since I wanted to use a double bulkhead for the top I had to go down to the local rocketry parts...
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    2nd July 2016, 02:56 PM
    Mdutch started a thread XXTREME BLUE in Scratch Built
    Hi all, I've been building this rocket on and off for a while now and I'm ready to continue and hopefully I'll finish it up soon. I'll start by...
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    28th June 2016, 04:12 PM
    Hi Everyone, What a great weekend to host such a great event like URRF 3 on. Everyone had a fantastic time launching rockets at Potter, NY,...
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    23rd June 2016, 10:35 PM
    Jim, I know that ken will be on the field very early,(7 - 8 AM), Tim may already be on the field in his mobile home, And Mike Crupe should be there...
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    23rd June 2016, 04:14 PM
    Thanks Rick, I usually have those with me too, but I'm going to be WWAAAYYY too busy with BFR's to do any Cert's this weekend. Except for the one...
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    23rd June 2016, 03:33 AM
    Dan, you da man......
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