Horseshoes, hand grenades, and Tiddlywinks ;-) close enough

Discussion in 'MicroMaxx (MMX)' started by GlenP, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Jul 3, 2018 #1

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    14
    Finally got around to putting this FlisKit together. The rotor blades are a little delicate, have to be careful when sanding the airfoil section and re-glueing after splitting. Not finished with the elastic and tension cords yet and the wire retainers/clips. I need to make a MMX sized display mount, the entire engine mount tube is sitting inside a 13mm display stand I made for another rocket. One deviation from the instructions: I wrapped a strip of cardstock around the upper portions of the hinges after wrapping them with the chute cord. I recently finished a (SEMROC) gyROC, I guess I am on a helicopter kick for now.


    DSC_7638.jpg
     
  2. Jul 9, 2018 #2

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    14
    just arrived in the mail: 18mm Rose-a-Roc from FlisKits and the Estes 13mm Mini "A" Heli. Will be fun to try these different helicopter recovery kits.
     
    graylensman likes this.
  3. Jul 19, 2018 #3

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    14
    rather than painting this little thing, I used a metallic gold paint pen for the nose, and some Crayola markers, not the washable kind, Long-Lasting, Brilliant Colors, they seemed to show up better than my colored Sharpies on the balsa. But looks like something I might have done when I was in 2nd grade. Very hard to hold this tiny delicate rocket steady and draw on it at the same time. I went with the color theme of the classic Tiddly Winks game, which also could be like the Twister board game as well. Just wanted to give it a little bit of color without adding weight.

    DSC_7640.jpg
     
  4. Jul 19, 2018 #4

    graylensman

    graylensman

    graylensman

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    1
    Not bad!
     
  5. Jul 19, 2018 #5

    kuririn

    kuririn

    kuririn

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2016
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    36
    Looking good, Glen. Those banded rotors should give an interesting effect coming down. And it's called "Tiddlywink" so it's supposed to look like it was done by a second grader, right? Nice job.
     
  6. Jul 20, 2018 #6

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    14
    Many thanks! This is the inspiration for the primary colors theme, because, you know Tiddly Winks, and it is also a kind of Twister too, right?

    Screen Shot 2018-07-19 at 6.45.38 PM.png Screen Shot 2018-07-19 at 6.45.25 PM.png
     
  7. Jul 23, 2018 #7

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    14
    added more metallic gold paint pen to the center dowel and motor mount, hopefully that will help it sparkle in the sun light. A few more Tiddlywinks on the underside of the rotors. Still have to mount the retaining threads. I might use some red or orange colored thread that I use for chute shroud lines instead of the white cord in the kit.

    DSC_7641.jpg DSC_7642.jpg
     
  8. Jul 23, 2018 #8

    BABAR

    BABAR

    BABAR

    Builds Rockets for NASA TRF Supporter TRF Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,957
    Likes Received:
    24
    Looks great. Hope you soon have a nearly windless day to fly it!
     
  9. Jul 30, 2018 #9

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    14
    Will definitely wait for the wind-les days for this one. One final shot with the red colored thread I used from my chute cord spool. I added some patches of cardstock on top and bottom of the rotor blades to help retain the elastic and the retainer thread cords, probably not needed.

    DSC_7644.jpg
     
  10. Jul 31, 2018 #10

    jflis

    jflis

    jflis

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2009
    Messages:
    15,346
    Likes Received:
    1
    Great job on the build and finish :). Looking forward to a flight report!
     
  11. Jul 31, 2018 #11

    GlenP

    GlenP

    GlenP

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    14
    Many thanks, Mr. Flis/Grandpa Jim! I just opened up the Rose-A-Roc and am starting that build now. Can't wait to send these birds in the sky and take them for a spin!
     

Share This Page