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I'm not talking the one currently available. I'm looking for the one that required the use of clothespins (I think) to secure the fins while drrying
 

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The gray plastic one where the rocket stands upright on the guide, and you clip the fins onto the guide?

They are available on eBay from time to time. I have one that was given to me, and it works wonders.
 

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The gray plastic one where the rocket stands upright on the guide, and you clip the fins onto the guide?

They are available on eBay from time to time. I have one that was given to me, and it works wonders.
Yep,that's the one.it DOES work wonders!
 

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I'm not talking the one currently available. I'm looking for the one that required the use of clothespins (I think) to secure the fins while drrying
It had some grey, flat-clips to hold the fins on but those were usually lost in the first week so you had to go with clothespins. I actually still have all of mine, a minor miracle, but then, I also kept nearly all my rocket instructions dating back to the Wac Corporal I built in 1978, yikes!
I also modified my guide so I can "sink" the rocket in by making a spot for the engine mount clip to go down. I also put two alignment panels together one on top of the other to allow for gluing the fins higher on the tube.
 

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I picked one up on ebay and was disappointed to see that it only supported two fin thicknesses....1/8th and 3/32th inches
 

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