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    Estes V2 Build Thread

    I tested adding an internal fillet with Elmer's Titebond II yellow glue before moving on to the others which seemed to go fairly well. Added the other fins using Titebond on the internal fin tabs and some thick super glue on the root edge of the fins contacting the plastic tail cone. Estes...
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    North Coast Rocketry NCR Star Wars X-Wing

    I wish I had documented my revisions as I went through one of these quickly realizing that having to wrap the parachute around the motor mount which then rear ejects means you might get one flight before the whole thing is trashed. Kudos to Estes customer support as when I called them and...
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    Estes V2 Build Thread

    The next issue with the V2 is how to apply nice glue fillets to the inside of the ttw fin tabs. In this case, you can't leave the bottom motor mount ring out to apply fillets through the bottom because the ring itself has to insert from the top of the cone and is much bigger than the bottom of...
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    Estes V2 Build Thread

    OK, think I'm far enough along in the build to post some pix and info. The first hurdle has been deciding what glue to use at the fillets where the balsa fins meet the plastic cone. But before that I did some fin prep by applying a thinned layer of Elmer's wood filler to each die cut fin...
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    V2 Plastic to Balsa Glue Question

    Moving along on this build now, ready for the first fillet of balsa to plastic. I have both 30 minute epoxy and some thick CA. I was originally thinking I would need a fairly thick fillet there at the joint between the plastic cone and the balsa but I'm able to make a fairly thick fillet inside...
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    Question: What to use for fillets on balsa to plastic

    Thanks guys, guess I'll be leaning toward an epoxy over traditional glues. I'm fresh out of the micro balloons I think but will check for those, otherwise, I'll be sanding the Holy Hannah out of the epoxy to avoid future yellowing.
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    Question: What to use for fillets on balsa to plastic

    Not much action from the mid-power thread for this one. I'm building that Estes V2 which has the TTW balsa fins and the plastic tail cone. I'm wondering what you guys would recommend for the fillets where the balsa meets the plastic tail cone. Would need to be sandable and paintable and offer...
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    V2 Plastic to Balsa Glue Question

    Hi folks, working on the Estes V2 with the balsa through the wall fins. The four fins go through a plastic tail cone before getting glued to the motor mount tube. Wondering what you guys would suggest to use for the fillets where the balsa fins meet the plastic tail cone of the V2? These fillets...
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    Estes Phoenix Fin Upgrade Kit

    No, this was an upgrade made unofficially by some one else. They used to show up on Evilbay from time to time. I like the balsa fins just fine but it would be cool to try this kit.
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    Estes Phoenix Fin Upgrade Kit

    Awesome! Thanks for looking Jim either way- Dave
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    Estes Phoenix Fin Upgrade Kit

    Hi peeps, yes I'm after one of those old Phoenix upgrade kits that used to show up on feebay from time to time. I think it had thick plastic fins to replace the balsa, etc. Thanks pals! Dave in Idaho
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    X Form Parachute 36 inch used

    Ok, cool, thank you my friend, happy rocketing!
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    Estes Blue Bird Zero Info.

    Hi Jim, I have both a finished BBZ and a clone in the bag so I can help you with those measurements and/or a scan if you like. Probably best through email for me, I'm at davidseter@Hotmail.com. Hope I can help.
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    X Form Parachute 36 inch used

    Sale to BuiltFromTrash pending as of today, will update when paid and shipped. Thanks everybody who inquired. Dave in Idaho
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    X Form Parachute 36 inch used

    * small bump* waiting to hear back from BuiltFromTrash. Still would like to unload this chute if someone is interested.
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    X Form Parachute 36 inch used

    Hi folks- been a while, Dave Seter in Idaho here. I have an old used green nylon 36 inch X-type Cross Form for sale dirt cheap. It has a couple black marks on it but is not burned thru or has any holes In it. I'm not sure what these go for now so am asking $10 plus first class shipping likely...
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    Q Modeling Andromeda Build

    Yahoo! Progress began again today as I have been quite sidetracked from finishing this brute with no place really to store it safely or possibly even to launch it. It seems now I may have both issues resolved and so am moving forward. Applied the detail pieces on the main wings both sides using...
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    Estes Nike Smoke Question

    I've always applied the same attitude with foam as to drugs- "Just say no." I'm sure some have found it useful but most of the stories I've heard involved foam being applied, then the temperature changing, then foam expanding, then sadness... I would consider strengthening the bottom of that BT...
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    Estes Sci-Fi Cones Plus HPR Plywood Rings

    Yes, PM sent thank you! Dave
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    One 2.5 Diameter Coupler

    Oh yes paper,. it's Basically like the q modelling upscaled Nike-X with the standard white paperish spiral tube, thanks again! Dave
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