Estes Red Nova Build

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    Brian Kirksey

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    Happy Halloween everyone. Today I put the final coat of clear on my Red Nova kit. I know we have a great build already posted here in the forums by EXPjawa so I thought I would try a video. The video was more challenging than I thought. The kit was pretty straight forward. I did deviate from the instructions a little. I omitted the traditional teabag tether and I used a kevlar thread motor mount.With a swivel, elastic band, connected to the Nose Cone. While building this kit, I had the opportunity to expand and revise my CNC fin location jigs. I was able to design a disposable jig that gets trapped between the two sets of fins. It is a break away design, a basic series of slot or reliefs in the lexan material. after the fins are dry and in place simply saw or snap the jig in half. Anyway, thanks for watching my video. Special thanks to all masters in the forums that help, advise, and inspire me. ~Brian Kirksey

     
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    Nicely done, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Nice video. I am still staring slack-jawed at your fin fixtures. ;)
     
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    Nice slideshow. Looks like after masking off the portion to be painted red, you hit it with another base coat of white first. This is a good idea to help avoid the red from leaking through the tape edges. Not essential if you have good tape technique and press the edges down firmly, but a good insurance policy.
     

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