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Orbital

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Based on Blue Bird Zero..

It's 2" mail tube with Carbon fiber coverd Basswood fins. They turned out really nice.. The nosecone is turned Styro vacuum bagged with 2 layers of 12 oz fiberglass using epoxy resin from US Composites. Not bad for my first one.. Piston ejection.. Designed to fly on a G80-10T..


Getting close to done...
 

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Excellent! I like the color scheme too.
 

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Looks great. Bet it really rips on a G80!
 

Orbital

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Originally posted by Stones
Excellent! I like the color scheme too.

Well no paint yet.. I was thinking painting it like the Blue Bird but black in place of blue..

I am still filling the tube spiral..

Oh forgot to say it has a 38mm motor tube for use with a Pro38 single grain motor...
 

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I love the Carbon look..please don't paint the fins!

With those reinforcements, you could probably fly it on an H153 Pro motor for your L1.

Looks great!
 

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I fully agree with DPatell about the fins. Gotta leave the raw carbon look.
 

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Originally posted by Orbital
Well no paint yet.. I was thinking painting it like the Blue Bird but black in place of blue..
Must just be my monitor colors but, it looks like a nice cream colored BT with an off shade of olive drab/gray for the NC and the carbon on the fins has a touch of a dark rust color to them. I like it. :cool:
 

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No way.. I am not painting the fins.. I was going to change the color of the original fin decals to white so they would contrast nicely against the carbon fiber..
 

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