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dbpeirce

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Starting on this build I’ve been thinking about for some time now. It is based on some blue tube booster airframe I got from a member here a couple years ago. Because I’m starting from this it is gonna end up being less than real scale I suppose, but close enough to attempt the build anyway. 😁
I worked on a drawing of the interstage piece with a buddy and we were able to print a pretty good version of it that fits the boosters(4-54mm blue tube)
After much sanding😁. It is primed and fits like a glove.
 

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More pieces finished. The first of the four fins for the booster fin can, the sustainer to nose transition and the two parts of the nose cone. Working on turning an aluminum tip to finish the nose.
 

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Wow,
Thanks Dave!

Note that there are some "Russian miss-spellings" on the the marking, like "GRAINE", instead of "GRAIN" . . . Keep your eyes open !

Dave F.
 

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A friend turned my nose tip for the Hercules yesterday. I might need to dull down the tip!!!!!
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Getting back to it. Getting the booster actually epoxied together. Fin sections to booster tube were done first. Than each one attached to the g10 spacing ring for alignment.
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Fins all epoxied. Some expected filling and sanding next but it’s on to the sustainer build😁
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Used an old arrow shaft to make conduits for the sustainer ignition. I like when I find random stuff around the shop to build with!!
When the JB dries I’ll cut them off flush.
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Glassing the sustainer fins this weekend.
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Looking very sweet! I'd love to be around to see this one get launched.

-Bob
 
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