- Jan 18, 2009
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I am starting on a vintage Estes Scout. I will add the guaze to the wire, but may not add it to the fins.
Hey Dragon Rider 10,I've never seen this technique. What's the purpose of the gauze?
I used to have a scout 2 back in my younger days of launching and I regularly flew it on B's and C's and always got it back.But it always kicked to motor out so it would make a whistling sound on the way back down so it was easy to track it once you could hear the noise and the thunk of it hitting the ground.It had quite a few dozen flights on it before finallt being retired after a fin finally burned through.The only mistake I made on it was painting it almost all white, it's first flight it blew the nosecone off.You would not believe how many white pieces of small trash litter a field until you start looking for a small white nosecone.Took about 2 hours with 3 people cris crossing the field in straight lines to finally find it.Why would you leave the gauze off of the fins? With the heavy drag of the thick fins and the heat of the motor softening the glue it would seem any bit of hold you could get would be a benefit.
Don't forget, 1/2A6-2 for the first flight and you might see it again (unlike one club president I won't name).
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