So I’m kind of a sucker for nostalgia. ...and a deal. So when I saw a Black Friday deal that centered around an Aerotech HV ARCAS there were few options. I built the same kit back in 1993. I was 13 and this was my first “big” rocket. I love it. Flew it mostly on the larger 24mm F motors and F25s as I didn’t push things very hard back then. She was in my fleet till I moved away from the hobby in the early 2000s. here I am with the HV ARCAS at the fall Culpeper VA launch in 93’. Im wearing the ever so stylish red sweatpants :/ fast forward to now. I have picked up the same tried and true kit (though now with rail guides and a screw on motor retainer) along with some other strategic parts with the goal to fly this thing on some large 29mm motors, H268 and the 29-360 case pictured along with the rest of the parts. The idea is to sleeve major parts of the airframe with couplers, add two ply centering rings to “double” the fore and aft ring, modify the booster-payload coupler with a LOC stiffy in the same fashion as my caliber build, incorporate a Kevlar lower harness with nylon shock cord, and also delete the mesh baffle in favor of a nomex blanket. I will also add a JLCR for extra high flights. Going to hit up Mark for some high end lettering and will likely opt for a high gloss light gray in place of the white when finishing. Not going to do a full build thread as most of this will be a regular Aerotech build, but wanted to share the project. Things get underway this evening!!!