Build Thread - Mark 4 Square from New Way Space Models

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    I got a mark 4 square rocket recently, and just started building it. I decided to crease a build thread, because why not. Also, is New Way even in business anymore? Their website seems to have been partially down and not updated for several years, and almost anywhere I can find is out of their models. (eRockets has some, that's where I got mine)
     
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    Part One: Motor Mount assembly IMG_2168.JPG
    ^Motor hook attatched IMG_2169.JPG ^Thrust ring glued in IMG_2170.JPG ^kevlar cord and centering... squares attatched
     
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    ERockets is my go to vendor for NewWay models. They just released a new one, the Big Bessie.
    And you may want to fill the spirals on the tube (if they are deep) ahead of time.
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    Just started on my BB build the other day.
    Love the NewWay kits. Lots of small extras that other kit makers don't give you.
    Did I mention that I like the unusual?
    Laters.
     
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    I believe they no longer sell direct. They are available from eRockets. They also used to be available from eBAY and Apogee, but Apogee shows out of stock and I could not find them on eBAY tonight
     
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    I don't mind if the spirals are deep. I personally don't go for perfect looks, I go for "good from the launch button".

    Yes, you did mention you like unusual rockets. It says so in your forum signature.
     
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    ^ motor mount in the tube IMG_2171.JPG
    ^tube with Kevlar line and motor hook sticking out.
     
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    Haven't done anything for a while as it was put to the side when we had some guests over for dinner, and I promptly forgot about it, and only just remembered that I had this rocket which needed (fun) building yesterday. IMG_2240.JPG ^ (Square!) launch lug on. Nice little detail of them to make it like that. IMG_2241.JPG
    ^end view of launch lug.
     
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    ^Fin number one attached. I like to always do the fins nice and slow so there's not slip-ups.
     
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    ^Second fin attatched.
     
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    ^Parachute. It has surprisingly long shroud lines. Also, you may be able to finally guess what the green thing I'm using as a photo background is, I found anyone still looks at this slightly boring thread at all: a green vinyl bench. You may think that that colour is disgusting for a bench, but, surprisingly, it looks very nice and adds colour to the room.
     
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    Hmmm,
    Circular parachute... ;) JK.
     
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    It's not a very good picture, but it's actually a hexagonal parachute, not that it really matters or anything. :p
     
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    But the lug is square!
     
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    ^Nose cone sanded and washers+eye hook set up attached. Balsa is so easy to sand! It's not perfect, but it looks better than Richthofen angles and I don't really care about perfection. Nothing is perfect, after all. IMG_2249.JPG
    ^Third fin attatched. It looks kind of like a Star Wars shuttle sort of thing at the moment.
     
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    IMG_2250.JPG ^Rocket finished and all ready for painting. I'll be going with the face card colour scheme. Now I just have to wait for good painting weather, which will be a few months. Sigh.

    Edit: The nose cone is more even than it looks, just a weird photo angle.
     
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    I love this picture:
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    So incredibly un-rocketlike.:D NewWay has such a great, unique niche in this hobby.
     
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    Very cool. I just ordered one of their other square rockets.
     
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    Which one?
     
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    The Big Bessie
     
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    They should start making square motors and MMTs. ;)
     
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    I found that these kits can be easily modified for 24mm too, the tube is just the right size. Never saw my Q-Bee come down. :D
     
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    Foam board can be easily used for centering “squares”.

    Cut a template from card stock with the appropriate size hole in the middle and the outer dimensions drawn to match inside dimensions of the square tube.

    Drill your central hole about 2 mm smaller than needed (e.g., 18 mm for a BT-20, 22 mm for a BT-50) in your foam board, with plenty of room around it for your template.

    Center your template on the hole in the foam board and draw your outer margins. Cut the outer margins with a blade.

    Wrap sandpaper around a motor casing with a slight “cone” configuration, so the narrow end of smaller than the diameter of the motor. Let’s say you are going for a BT-50 mount, use a 24 mm motor casing

    Use this to open up the inner hole, checking frequently with the BT-50 until it juuuuusssst barely fits.

    Cut a slot in the AFT square for engine hook if used.
     

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