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More pictures of the "TRES" Project.

Here is a picture of the first lower fin drying.
 

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Another view of the first lower fin.
 

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Lower fins and 1st Strake drying.
 

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So many Fin Fillets to dry!...."Not that I am complaining"

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Getting close Ladies and Gentlemen...
 

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So, Karl, how is this coming out??? :)
 

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Originally posted by KarlD
While the Fill-n-Finish dries, I decided to work on the upper section. Here is the first picture of my homemade PVC rig holding the top section stationary. The bottom section is in the front drying. Yes, that is an ESTES Fin Alignment guide holding the fin. Darn useful gadget!

KarlD
Karl,

I was going to ask if that was a Quickburst rocket rack, but I guess not, huh?
:)
 

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Originally posted by KarlD
Thanks Jim.

This project is such a change from ESTES kits. I am having a blast with it.

Onward…The upper fin set is now drying. I will let it set overnight for a complete dry before I start with the Upper Fin Strakes. Hopefully the lower section will have it’s Motor Mount tube fill-n-finish dry enough to start working on the lower fin section.

No rush though…that leads to errors.

KarlD
You know, I never understood until I saw that picture just how the Estes fin alignment guide was supposed to work. I've never seen one in person or in use before. So, thanks!
 

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Great pics keep us posted your gonna love that thing:D
 

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Originally posted by jflis
So, Karl, how is this coming out??? :)
I got bogged down on all of the sanding.

I guess I need to be less of a slacker and get back on it!
 

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Originally posted by JRThro
Karl,

I was going to ask if that was a Quickburst rocket rack, but I guess not, huh?
:)
Nope. I borrowed the idea and built mine from PVC pipe.

Handy Tool!
 

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Originally posted by jflis
So, Karl, how is this coming out??? :)
I got her ready for my Club's January Launch! I did not get any fire pics, but she flew well. Cool to see the three tongues of flame erupt from her aft section.

I will post more pics when I finish the Detail painting.

BTW...many Positive comments at the launch. You do good work Jim
 

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Originally posted by KarlD
I got her ready for my Club's January Launch! I did not get any fire pics, but she flew well. Cool to see the three tongues of flame erupt from her aft section.

I will post more pics when I finish the Detail painting.

BTW...many Positive comments at the launch. You do good work Jim
Well, I didn't build the darned thing, so it looks like *you* do good work too :)
 
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