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Tarasdad

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Here's the latest addition to my rocket fleet, a Custom Rockets Redliner.



I replaced the kit elastic with a longer section, other that it's stock. The finish is red and white Walmart rattle can. The white crazed badly when I hit it with Rustoleum Painters Touch 2x clear. I left it as I didn't want to lose the decals, even though they don't match the red paint. I used Hangar 9 Ultrastripe trim tape from my RC supplies to provide a demarcation line between the reds.

This was a very easy build that went together in just a few hours. As usual most of he time was waiting for glue to dry. The parts fit well with the exception of a loose nose cone that took two wraps of tape to secure. It also had fairly wide and deep seams that I filled with CA and sanded to shape.

If I build another one the only changes I would make are to use Kevlar cord tied to the MMT tied to 1/8" round elastic an inch or so inside the upper BT. I would also add another launch lug higher up the body to provide a bit more stability on the rod.. This kit would also be a prime candidate for a zipperless build separating where the two body tubes join.

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Welcome to the Custom Redliner (#10011) Gallery on TRF.

This gallery showcases the Custom Redliner (#10011) and those rockets derived from it. Particularly appropriate in this thread are the following:


Custom: Redliner: #10011



as well as any upscales, downscales, clones, kitbashes or other derivative works. Even Goonies qualify!



 
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Custom Redliner (#10011) Basic Information.

Custom Rockets

MODEL NAME: Redliner Also known as:

NUMBER: #10011

Introduced:
Final Year:
Designer:

Type: Sport
Motor Mount: 1x18mm
Recovery: Parachute
Stages: 1
Length: 20.75" (52.6 cm)
Diameter: 0.976" (24.8 mm)
Span:
Weight: 1.3 oz (38 g)

Mfg. Description: Modern graphics and styling make Redliner unique. Designed to go together easily and fly over 900 ft. (Custom 1994 Catalog)

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Sleek, long design! Easy to build and fly; makes a great beginner kit. Features a blow molded plastic nose cone, die-cut balsa fins, and 12" parachute recovery. Includes precision printed water-slide decals and quick-release engine mount for fast engine change. Flights of over 1000 feet are possible with a C6-7 motor. (Custom 2012 Web Ad)


Advertising Liveries

1994 Catalog
2012 Web Ad


Face Card(s)



Instruction Header(s)





First post in this thread featuring this rocket.

See Also: LINKS
EMRR
RocketReviews
Mfg. Page


If you have any additional information on this rocket and/or catalog photos please let us know.
 
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chadrog

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Yours was looking lonely, so I made it a companion. Somehow everything but the nose cone ended up backwards on mine...
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Can either of you two recall which shade of red you used? Two of my students are about to finish up a Redliner, and I currently have Rustoleum "Regal Red" and "Sunrise Red" in my box of paints. The Regal one is darker, with the Sunrise one being a pretty close match to the Estes Alpha stickers. I assume the decals don't have any white, so they can choose any bottom color they want?
 

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I used Krylon Banner Red, and yes- the decals are red on clear.
 

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Thanks. The students will ultimately choose the colors, but I'm going to suggest they choose red for the top and a color red would look good against for the bottom. I'll post their rockets up here when they finish.
 

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OK, so maybe they didn't quite understand how the decals were supposed to be applied. :rolleyes: Also, teaching them how to use water slide decals was a trick. The builders of the middle one gave up and had a father, who owns a printing company, make custom stickers for it (applied after this photo was taken).

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OK, so maybe they didn't quite understand how the decals were supposed to be applied. :rolleyes: Also, teaching them how to use water slide decals was a trick. The builders of the middle one gave up and had a father, who owns a printing company, make custom stickers for it (applied after this photo was taken).
Have they flown yet? My son flew ours for the first time a couple weeks ago, it's a nice flyer.
 

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Have they flown yet? My son flew ours for the first time a couple weeks ago, it's a nice flyer.
Sorry for such a late response. They did indeed fly well. Very stable but not surprisingly not as high as the shorter models. The students built 3 each of the Game Over, Freedom, Raven, and Redliner to try and determine which design parameters help achieve the highest altitude.
 
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