Estes V2 Kit Bash

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  1. Sep 28, 2018 #1

    CoachSteve

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    Not really a build thread, but I wanted to share my latest.
    I am not done yet but you can see where I am going with this one.
    Estes V2 kit, 5" cut out of the body tube.
    Custom cut on the fins (papered with 100wt card stock for strength).
    Boat tail blended into body tube for clean lines.
    B-5 goodies to make fin pods
    Built for 18mm Aerotech D21s :)

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    Big brother is 4" diameter in the center.
    Thread for that one here:
    https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/classic-cartoon-rocket-scratch-build.144699/
     
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    Wow. There’s something you don’t see everyday. A couple of beautiful rocket ships. I wonder how much corrective force fins like that will produce ?
     
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    I was wondering that too. It's kinda hard to imagine those being stable. Beautiful though.
     
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    Samb - Take a look at the thread on the 4" one - the video shows how straight it flies, the fin pods do a good job of keeping the tail down and the point up :)
    plus there is a good bit of nose weight as well :)
     
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    Actually one of my most stable flyers, no weather cocking or anything - super fun.
     
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    OK, good to know. Mindsim fail!
     
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    the 6 foot rail didn't hurt either
     
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    Whoops, did not look at that thread. Confirmed by video booth review !

    Thanks for reminding me that balance is quite important to flying models. :)
     
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    everyone of yours ive seen I like more and more
     
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    Very nice!
     
  11. Sep 29, 2018 #11

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    Little vinyl work today - its ready to fly :)
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    Nifty! Those are sure to get ooohs and ahhhs from the peanut gallery!
     
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    Thanks guys - I am glad you like them
     

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