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  1. BEC attached a file to the thread 18 to 24mm adaptors that work with screw in engine retainers.

    I wonder what model that reviewer was trying to fly using the 18/24 adapter. Yes, the adapter will add about 1/8 of an inch to the...

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  2. BEC replied to the thread Quickest way to attach a fin or kill a boy scout.

    Steve Shannon's points are good ones. When I do a group build of Alphas (or Make-it Take-its, which build up exactly like Alpha IIIs) I...

    Nov 20, 2019 at 8:34 PM
  3. BEC replied to the thread Quickest way to attach a fin or kill a boy scout.

    By now you will have survived the session one way or another, so this is all after the fact: +1 on regular Alleene’s Tacky Glue for...

    Nov 20, 2019 at 6:23 AM
  4. BEC replied to the thread Altimeter 2 problems.

    It takes a pretty good jolt I think. I am trying to remember if I've ever false-triggered an AltimteterTwo or Three by mishandling the...

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:46 AM
  5. BEC replied to the thread Altimeter 2 problems.

    Yeah, that would be a bit of a drop. So I figured it was a long shot. But I can't think of anything else. The Chute Release worked OK?...

    Nov 19, 2019 at 4:35 AM
  6. BEC replied to the thread Altimeter 2 problems.

    Did you drop it onto the pad hard enough to fool the A2 into thinking it had been launched? Or drop it on the way to the pad?...

    Nov 19, 2019 at 3:34 AM
  7. BEC replied to the thread Q-jet motor equivalent to old Estes c5-3?.

    Q-Jets to my ear are quieter than most BP motors. According to the certification data, the C12 only has one more N-s than an Estes C6...

    Nov 18, 2019 at 5:35 PM
  8. BEC replied to the thread Aerotech D10/21 and hibachi effect.

    With that combination you should be OK. I have cooked a couple of BT-50 tubes with D10s.

    Nov 17, 2019 at 12:26 AM
  9. BEC attached a file to the thread FlightSketch Mini Altimeter & Black Friday Sale.

    In that application (above the recovery system in the main body) I have been using little fleece pouches my wife made for my...

    IMG_2073.jpg IMG_2074.jpg IMG_2053.PNG Nov 15, 2019 at 6:48 PM
  10. BEC replied to the thread FlightSketch Mini Altimeter & Black Friday Sale.

    Hopefully he will weigh in on that, Rich. The last two weeks I have been flying using the iOS version of what is to be the...

    Nov 15, 2019 at 4:37 AM
  11. BEC replied to the thread SpaceX Falcon 9 historic landing thread (1st landing attempt & most recent missions).

    Successful SuperDraco test today....

    Nov 14, 2019 at 3:31 AM
  12. BEC replied to the thread Can improved manufacturing prevent spirals?.

    Estes doesn’t make the tubes, of course. As far as I know they still come from the same source (Euclid Spiral Paper Tube Corporation) as...

    Nov 14, 2019 at 2:35 AM