Thanks, everyone for your kind words. As far as my "novel", I know I can be a little long-winded. But it is hard, to sum up, a conversation sometimes in a Tweet long post. I have never been a sound-bite kind of guy!Andrew...after reading your novel I was prepared for the worst. I think your kit looks good! If you can answer ‘yes’ to the question of “Did I do my best?” then be proud of it.
Great idea! Iam making a note to try this the next time I build one. I got to launch with the tower!As far as escape towers are concerned....I'm coating mine with a couple of coats of Bob Smith Industries 20 minute Finish Cure Epoxy. This stuff is slightly thicker than water, provides a great finish, adds very little weight and LOTS of strength to the fragile structure.
Thanks NJRick! You’re right. It’s really easy to mix up the roll pattern especially when masking because you have to think opposite. Just finished painting the fins and they seem to have turned out well.she is turning out nicely! When I got to the fins with my 1bs that was when I always got "Go Fever" and I would normally screw up one fin by reversing the roll pattern. She looks awesome!!
I believe that the umbilical is at Position II ( facing away from you in these views )Question for anyone out there. In what position is the umbilical located? I see diagrams online with it at POS1 but it seems like it’s at POS3 in photographs. Can anyone clear this up for me?