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jd2cylman

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Holy crap! That's awesome. That's the roughest finish I've ever seen. And I've painted quite a few rockets... :wink:
I think you need a coat or two of clear to smooth that out a bit. :)
 

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I'm trying to think what the appropriate paint finish setting would be for that in OR. :jaw:
 

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Looks like you coated it with BP. Is this for effect at a night launch?:wink: Kurt
 

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When your Cd is a whole number of 4 places with a comma after the first digit and the decimals all the way to the right.....
 

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Wild. How exactly did you get that finish?
 

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Spray adhesive, glitter, spray adhesive, glitter, spay adhesive, glitter, and so on, and so on.

Then clear coat, more clear coat, more clear coat, more clear coat, ok a whole lot more clear coat.......


In fact can someone please weigh their painted Super Alpha sans motor, I think I'm getting heavy.
 

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Going for altitude record with this one I assume?
 

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I really do need the weight of a painted Super Alpha if anyone can help.

Thank you,
 

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I'm willing to bet that one is measured in pounds!
 

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What if it sheds and leaves a glittery trail on its way up ...
 

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Spray adhesive, glitter, spray adhesive, glitter, spay adhesive, glitter, and so on, and so on.

Then clear coat, more clear coat, more clear coat, more clear coat, ok a whole lot more clear coat.......


In fact can someone please weigh their painted Super Alpha sans motor, I think I'm getting heavy.
I was going to guess
"Roll in tar,
Roll in glitter"

Could accessorize with Bot-dot pavement markers!
 

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I did a glitter paint job with an estes goblin. I had a similar problem with the roughness, but lots of wet sanding, clear coat, wet sanding, and repeat I was able to get a great finish without adding too much weight. But it did take time and I ended up removing a lot of the glitter to find the balance between paint thickness/weight and glitterness (yep, glitterness is a technical term). At the end of the day, my daughter/rocket designer was happy and it looks really good in the sun.

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Wow! That does look good! Reminds me of old school metal flake on a Harley-Davidson!
 

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Considering a stock super alpha takes 18mm motors (B+C) and is already a "low and slow" flier, i'm thinking you're going to need one of those AT 18mm D motors just to get this off the ground.
 

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I did a glitter paint job with an estes goblin. I had a similar problem with the roughness, but lots of wet sanding, clear coat, wet sanding, and repeat I was able to get a great finish without adding too much weight. But it did take time and I ended up removing a lot of the glitter to find the balance between paint thickness/weight and glitterness (yep, glitterness is a technical term). At the end of the day, my daughter/rocket designer was happy and it looks really good in the sun.
Whoa Nelly, that looks fantastic.
 

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She weighs in at 4.7 ounces. The overall diameter is about 1 7/8". Per Thrust Curve I should be able to fly it on a D-21. I changed the CD from 1 - 10,000, eventually the CD gets to high and it won't fly.
 
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I'm trying to think what the appropriate paint finish setting would be for that in OR. :jaw:
Those are just really tiny vortex generators designed to keep the boundary layer attached to the fuselage and improve the effectiveness of the fins :)
 
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