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    How To Build A "Stock" 3IN DARKSTAR CJ Step By Step

    Here is the index to the build steps of Crazy Jim's 3" Wildman Darkstar Build

    1 - Chop body tube
    2 - Chop body tube
    3 - Glueless Nose cone
    4 - Glueless Nose cone
    5 - Glueless Nose cone
    6 - Vent band
    7 - Vent band
    8 - Adapter
    9 - Adapter
    10 - Sanding and marking MMT
    11 - Marking and filing slots in upper CR
    12 - Fitting kevlar to MMT
    13 - Mark fins and BT for external fillets
    14 - Sand fins
    15 - Sand BT and file injection holes
    16 - Glue Retainer
    17 - Glue bulkplates
    18 - Tack rear CR for tailcone
    19 - Tack 2nd CR
    20 - Upper finset CRs
    21 - Upper finset CRs
    22 - Fit and mark fins
    23 - Glue Cr's and recovery harness
    24 - Masking tape CR
    25 - Refit for snap-ring motors
    26 - Refit for snap-ring motors
    27 - Refit for snap-ring motors
    28 - Eyenut source and fin guide
    29 - Tack on rear fins
    30 - Tack on upper fins
    31 - Explanation of tailcone fit
    32 - Explanation of tailcone fit
    33 - Explanation of tailcone fit
    34 - Inject internal fillets
    35 - Inject internal fillets
    36 - Inject internal fillets
    37 - External fillets with Proline 4500
    38 - External fillets with Proline 4500
    39 - Cured fillets and "Stunt double" N/C
    40 - Avbay assembly
    41 - Avbay assembly
    42 - Avbay assembly
    43 - Glue vent band
    44 - Drill vent holes in Avbay
    45 - Drill payload rivet holes and index mark
    46 - Vent holes in payload and fincan
    47 - Avbay sled
    48 - Avbay sled
    49 - Mounting electronics on sled
    50 - Mounting electronics on sled
    51 - Mounting electronics on sled
    52 - Mounting electronics on sled
    53 - Mounting electronics on sled
    54 - Mounting electronics on sled
    55 - Mounting electronics on sled
    56 - Mounting electronics on sled
    57 - Mounting electronics on sled
    58 - Mounting electronics on sled
    59 - Drilling rail button holes
    60 - Drilling rail button holes
    61 - Parachutes and shock cord
    62 - Recovery hook-ups
    63 - Recovery hook-ups
    64 - Chute protectors from underwear
    65 - Chute protectors from underwear
    66 - Blast shield
    67 - Complete recovery system
    68 - "Y" harness protection
    69 - Avbay flight prep
    70 - Making ejection charges
    71 - Making ejection charges
    72 - Switch wire installation
    73 - Closing avbay and switch wire
    74 - Rivets and shear pins explanation
    75 - The "Black Pearl"
    76 - The "Black Pearl"
    77 - N/C shear pins
    78 - Key marks and protective tape
    79 - Protective tape on shear pins
    80 - Install rail buttons
    81 - Colored electrical tape
    82 - N/C eyenut and packing sequence
    83 - Packing chute
    84 - Packing chute
    85 - Installing recovery system in payload
    86 - Tracker installation

    Last edited by Green Jello; 1st June 2013 at 03:48 PM.
    Dave
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    Current Project: Madcow Super DX3
    Current Project: Wildman Darkstar Stealth

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    Thanks Dave, wish we had done this BEFORE I built mine!

    Of course, none of this would be possible if not for the tireless efforts of:
    Professor "CJ" Hendricksen.
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