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CharlaineC

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Ok so i have some parts laying around, i'm board depressed :confused:and well how do i fix it? meds? naaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! I build a rocket:D

so looking at my parts i have bt5 tubing, mosqueto nose cone, extra viking fins, basa, and a bunch more. so i decide to search through my plans box and i fint the plans for the Centari Satellite 62Sl it's really cute and is a dowal fin rocket. theirs the winner!!!!:cool:


so I begin by making sure the ruler matches a real one inch wise on the parts sheet. nope looks like off to yorp and jimz for the reprint.

printed out a non scaled version of the parts sheet and they match to the ruler.

ok the mosqueto nose is not the rite size but will do till i can order one.

I cut the bt5 to 2.5"
and make a fin template out of poster board.

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the next thing i do is search fo the fin stock. balsa wont work. so i look for something allont the lines of the origenal parts.

The viking fin sheet. I can get on fin per fin so i begin tracing each fin. than carefully cutting them out then sanding to a uniform fit

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Next I mark the bt5 for the place ment of the four fins. and extend the lines all the way.

I than begin glueing each fin in place with a dbl glue joint.

Then instructions say to glue the dowals to the fins first but I would rather wait till the fins are dry and have decent fillits.

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CharlaineC

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while the fins dry i take four wooden swabs from my build box. Mark and cut them to 4" each.

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Can you wait to glue on the nose Charlaine? I have a resin cast copy of the correct one here somewhere...
 

CharlaineC

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wasn't planing on glueing it yet was going to see who carried them and then order one. let me know please thanks :D
 
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after the fins dried I glued each dowal on with a dbl glue joint allowing the one to dry before proceeding to the next

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Remember that pack of nose cones you wanted?
There's one in there, and they were shipped Wed. afternoon!:p

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Finishing this rocket will be interesting i'm looking at useing thing tin foil unless i can find some way to reproduce the origenal foial decals, he scan shows the blue of the scanner. Also would someone with an origenal built please post a photo. thanks
 
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Nice build so far. Thanks for sharing.

Have you used bare metal foil? That might work better than tin foil.

It works great. I am planing on using it on my Saturn V service module, and have used it on my goonie vega.

http://www.bare-metal.com/bare-metal-foil.html
 
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Chrome monocote works well. They sell wide strips of the stuff for trim rather than having to buy the whole roll.
 

CharlaineC

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thanks for the tips.


Thanks to evil ed I now have the proper nosecone inplace and she is mostly ready for paint. one leg poped off so i need to reglue it photos coming later :D


As for painting and finishing. i'm looking at a base coat of black epoxy paint. then I will figuare out how to do the silver the crome monocoat is not offered in my area just a silver. so i will look into that bear metel stuff.
 
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