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K'Tesh

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JimZ's site is down right now. I need the instructions, fin templates (preferably with a ruler), and the decals (again with a ruler) to re-attempt this .ork file. PNG files work best for me, and as high a DPI as possible (600 is best, 300 works too).

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Thanks for that!

Now I just need to know a dimension on the decals so I can scale from that. How about how wide the yellow bands are (between the "No Lift" and "Lift Here" decals).

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I'm about to start a build of this one. Tube and nose cone are here. I'm worried about beveling the fins. That's going to be my challenge.
 

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I'm about to start a build of this one. Tube and nose cone are here. I'm worried about beveling the fins. That's going to be my challenge.
Got decals? Any chance for a scan with a ruler?
 

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The distance, center to center on the details on the yellow band, should be 1/4 the circumference of the BT.
 

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I'll be ordering my decals from sandman.
 

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Did you get everything you needed Jim?
 

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I've actually got a set of decals for a Phoenix already (sitting inside of a shipping container with the rest of my rocketry stuff).

I kinda got busy with getting my place ready for a visitor, so I haven't had a chance to work on the .ork for a few days, and I may be offline (mostly) until the beginning of Sept. My mom is coming to China on Thursday, and we'll be touring with Road Scholar until the 31st.
 

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Uncle Mikes Rocket Shack use to sell decals for the Phoenix 2.6" (Estes) Tube.
Might want to check there for a set.
Couldn't locate it via search. That site is very confusing to me. Almost never find what I'm looking for. If you find the link, I'd appreciate a share of it.
 

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Does anybody know the Length of the BT 80,s for this kit?
 

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Does anybody know the Length of the BT 80,s for this kit?
There are two different versions of it according to the body tube reference... one has two BT-80 body tubes (one 14.2" and the other 7.6"), along with a BT-50H (7.75" motor tube), and the rerelease has two 11 inch BT-80 body tubes (with a 8" HBT-1000 motor tube).

www.psc473.org/howto/EstesTubes.pdf
 

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I'm about to start a build of this one. Tube and nose cone are here. I'm worried about beveling the fins. That's going to be my challenge.
When I built mine, I used a hobby plane to shave the fins super sharp. I then soaked them in super-thin CA to toughen them. John Boren of Estes posted info on a hobby plane he used to taper the fins on the big Honest John (big, as in the BT-60 version). He is into RC and it's a common tool for the airplane crowd. I'll try to find that post.
 

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There are two different versions of it according to the body tube reference... one has two BT-80 body tubes (one 14.2" and the other 7.6"), along with a BT-50H (7.75" motor tube), and the rerelease has two 11 inch BT-80 body tubes (with a 8" HBT-1000 motor tube).

www.psc473.org/howto/EstesTubes.pdf
Do you have access to the instructions for the second one?
 

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Why do I get the feeling that all my work on these sims was lost in the HD crash of Sept. 2016?.. Oh, yeah... It was. :sad:
 

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You need to ship me that drive and let me see if I can recover it lol.
 

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When I built mine, I used a hobby plane to shave the fins super sharp. I then soaked them in super-thin CA to toughen them. John Boren of Estes posted info on a hobby plane he used to taper the fins on the big Honest John (big, as in the BT-60 version). He is into RC and it's a common tool for the airplane crowd. I'll try to find that post.
Heard back from a John Boren. His is the David Combi Plane. Here is a link I found.

http://www.foamez.com/shaping-surfboards-surfboard-shaping-hand-tools-c-2_24.html
 
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