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  1. BSNW replied to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    This was a great day of building. I have more of the top section done but I have to run for now. I will post the progress later. I did...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:53 PM
  2. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    So!!! I also found out that you need forceps/tweezers to actually glue the bottom lug on! This is going to be tough to reinforce! (I...

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  3. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    A minor detail and deviation from the instructions....Estes has you cut the supplied launch lug in two equal parts then cut one half in...

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  4. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    So you just rotate and repeat....BUT after the second fin....you must hold everything in your hands as you cant lay the rocket on its...

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  5. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    The jig used to position and glue on the side pods is now flipped to position and glue on the fins. I find this COOL AS H@$!. It was...

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  6. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    At this point in the day, I had moved on from coffee and was thoroughly jazzed up to move on to the fins. The instructions called for...

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  7. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    AND there you have it.....The full set of boosters (The other one is hiding in the back). At this point I realized painting this rocket...

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  8. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    So now you basically glue....then rotate to add another side pod, one at a time until it is all done. It is REALLY important to make...

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  9. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    NOW comes the attachment of the boosters. NOTE: The fin guide/jig has a notch cut out to accommodate the conduit. You place the conduit...

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  10. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    The instructions then have you cut the side "conduit" detail and do some prep-work for the assembly. Not very glamorous photos but I...

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  11. BSNW attached a file to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    Well, this weekend the weather positively sucked. It rained....a lot. So I did have some major time to work at my hobby table. It turned...

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  12. BSNW replied to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    .....only if they don't work out. I thought they would suck too...but with a little extra time they turn out to be quite strong and not...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 1:02 PM
  13. BSNW replied to the thread Public Missles AGM 256 Pit Bull.

    Hello Bill- First. I am glad that you received such a nice rocket. If you are new to the hobby, I hope you find enjoyment in it and find...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM
  14. BSNW replied to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    Hey Walter! I am glad to hear someone else is building one. Post a photo of yours! I know what you mean about the card stock...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 9:53 PM
  15. BSNW replied to the thread Estes SLV Build.

    One more thing....IMO...I think this is a hefty skill level 4 kit. But don't let that stop you from building this! It is really a great...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 1:51 PM