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  1. ChicagoDave liked Tyler P's post in the thread LOC Black Brant X 1.63 Park-Flier.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Filets are done. I didn't take pics of the process as I was doing 2 rockets with one batch of 30-minute epoxy mixed...

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  2. ChicagoDave liked Tyler P's post in the thread LOC Black Brant X 1.63 Park-Flier.

    So, I like like to live dangerously, haha! Heated up some 30 minute epoxy by my shop heater to get it to thin a bit, as it has sat for...

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  3. ChicagoDave liked Tyler P's post in the thread LOC Black Brant X 1.63 Park-Flier.

    A dry fit of the fins.[ATTACH]This revealed a little problem. The screw-on retainer needed to be modified to clear the fins. A quick...

    20191228_160100.jpg 20191228_155249.jpg Jan 20, 2020 at 12:16 PM
  4. ChicagoDave liked Tyler P's post in the thread LOC Black Brant X 1.63 Park-Flier.

    I picked this up as soon as I saw them available to add to my Black Brant collection! I also picked up an IRIS of the same series to go...

    20191228_145538.jpg Jan 20, 2020 at 12:16 PM
  5. ChicagoDave liked dford's post in the thread Altimeter Three Holes.

    I'm strongly considering getting a chute release and Alt 3 for pretty much everything I will be flying without avionics I can fit it in...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 3:54 PM
  6. ChicagoDave liked rockdoc's post in the thread QCRS January 4th Holiday Extravaganza!.

    Ugly rocket Contestants. [ATTACH]

    Ugly Rocket Contestants.jpg Jan 17, 2020 at 5:12 PM
  7. ChicagoDave liked CzTeacherMan's post in the thread 2020 QCRS Launch Schedule.

    2020 Launch Schedule Sunday, January 4th Saturday, February 8th Saturday, March 14th Saturday, April 18th Mini Midwest Power -...

    Jan 17, 2020 at 5:06 PM
  8. ChicagoDave liked 58pan's post in the thread Level 1 Cert Rocket Choices.

    I haven't built either of your 3 choices but of the three I would suggest the Fusion. Why? Because of the fin design. The LOC IV and...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:45 PM
  9. ChicagoDave liked GuyNoir's post in the thread Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020), Saturday, March 14, 2020, 9:00 AM – 5:00 P.

    What: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2020 (NIRCON 2020) A one day convention modeled on NAR’s national NARCON event with...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 4:26 AM
  10. ChicagoDave liked DAllen's post in the thread EVENT Michiana Rocketry January Launch - 1/18/20.

    Welp...if you've been paying attention to the forecasts for this weekend this should be no surprise. This launch has been postponed...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 4:25 AM
  11. ChicagoDave liked nosecone's post in the thread Estes 2020 Catalog Online.

    I love that there are downloadable copies of every catalog from 1963 onwards

    Jan 16, 2020 at 3:01 AM
  12. ChicagoDave liked rocketman328's post in the thread EVENT Michiana Rocketry January Launch - 1/18/20.

    Yep, no surprise... weather in Michiana. I would have made the same call.

    Jan 15, 2020 at 5:32 PM