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    984B84CB-79AD-4D57-BA43-40BFD66AFC16.jpeg Ok. I’m intimidated by this little kit.
     
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    5DF5A3FE-B4BD-4D1B-96D9-C7CD1BD152F8.jpeg There’s a lot more pieces.
     
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    5061748F-07F1-4F98-B1AA-4A13C88CBA2C.jpeg I’m starting with the tail because I’m scared.
     
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    56E011AB-86F7-4F18-82D7-169D4F001D3D.jpeg Need more clamps.
     
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    B24D5CEB-DB99-4B58-9E1A-3193245558F5.jpeg More pieces on vertical tail.
     
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    5469A6DE-3B16-4D65-A281-CBE296BD9B94.jpeg Vertical tail assembly going together. Maxed out on clamps.
     
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    Started cutting out the pieces for intakes. That’s exactly the coolest and most daunting part of this tiny build.
     
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    B27A1B69-6AE7-47E7-B7C3-71D1328A2460.jpeg Step one of thirteen on an intake. I’m not even gonna try to glue three pieces at once.
     
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    This is the instructions for the intakes. Then there are four more final detail steps on the next page. So 34 steps total because two intakes.
     

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    81235A32-26EA-4864-BE8E-D9C8BE5B2551.jpeg Tail fully assembled. Letting dry.
     
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    Make sure you have lots of CWF. And sanding that tail pod down to the perfect shape is a PITA. Have fun.
     
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    8DB45029-E5C0-4663-9E7F-DD14BAE2567F.jpeg Already broke an intake piece and am gluing it back together. Rofl.
     
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    I cut the other part labeled S out and glued it onto intake while the broken S part repairs.
     
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    BEA7ECE3-0908-4C13-ACF9-69A3F81BB2B9.jpeg Started gluing drop tanks.
     
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    0A7D7E2C-53EA-49AA-A1EC-24369C2F8BF9.jpeg Started gluing a intake. I don’t have any clamps this big so I’m using a bottle of water to hold it.
     
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    BC38BC5D-E2A3-4741-A14F-9CBD3312F981.jpeg One intake going together. What a pain. It’s still not done.
     
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    BBB6ACA1-2BE0-4134-8745-08335263702B.jpeg Still more intake suppports.
     
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    396AD25A-A36D-480B-9315-E327AD933439.jpeg Final intake support. Then two more panels and it’s done.
     
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    B57AC1A0-66F4-4E22-954A-6BF7A74A1157.jpeg One intake done. And my Conquest may only have one if I can’t manage to get the other together. First time I’ve tried a skill level five kit.
     
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    Looking good Andrew. Don't stop now.:cool:
     
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    C6259D3D-F727-45D6-9EA0-533FF535FA65.jpeg Starting second intake. Don’t know if damaged and re-glued S part will let me finish aligning.
     
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    7DAFB015-BFAF-4050-AA89-D4C9C281FAD0.jpeg Added another intake support.
     
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    I may have to sand down two alignment knubs on this second intake to get it together.
     
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    9903DAA0-7DB5-441D-95BB-0378ABD53A1D.jpeg Going for it anyways. May have to sand one knub.
     
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    The QCC Explorer has 4 of those.

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    9D249988-C91E-40EC-9DF5-0CA0E9D9432D.jpeg Second intake going together. Zooming in on problem area. No sanding needed. I got lucky.
     
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    These MPR kits have more pieces than some HPR kits.
     
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    BDD5B449-4383-462B-A604-EA087CD1E683.jpeg Second intake supports in.
     
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    CCDF12FE-4097-4359-9D02-DEA0E4B7CBB9.jpeg Second intake done. I didn’t think I’d get this far.
     
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