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How To Build A "Stock" 3IN DARKSTAR CJ Step By Step

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Green Jello

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Here is the index to the build steps of Crazy Jim's 3" Wildman Darkstar Build

1 - Chop body tube
2 - Chop body tube
3 - Glueless Nose cone
4 - Glueless Nose cone
5 - Glueless Nose cone
6 - Vent band
7 - Vent band
8 - Adapter
9 - Adapter
10 - Sanding and marking MMT
11 - Marking and filing slots in upper CR
12 - Fitting kevlar to MMT
13 - Mark fins and BT for external fillets
14 - Sand fins
15 - Sand BT and file injection holes
16 - Glue Retainer
17 - Glue bulkplates
18 - Tack rear CR for tailcone
19 - Tack 2nd CR
20 - Upper finset CRs
21 - Upper finset CRs
22 - Fit and mark fins
23 - Glue Cr's and recovery harness
24 - Masking tape CR
25 - Refit for snap-ring motors
26 - Refit for snap-ring motors
27 - Refit for snap-ring motors
28 - Eyenut source and fin guide
29 - Tack on rear fins
30 - Tack on upper fins
31 - Explanation of tailcone fit
32 - Explanation of tailcone fit
33 - Explanation of tailcone fit
34 - Inject internal fillets
35 - Inject internal fillets
36 - Inject internal fillets
37 - External fillets with Proline 4500
38 - External fillets with Proline 4500
39 - Cured fillets and "Stunt double" N/C
40 - Avbay assembly
41 - Avbay assembly
42 - Avbay assembly
43 - Glue vent band
44 - Drill vent holes in Avbay
45 - Drill payload rivet holes and index mark
46 - Vent holes in payload and fincan
47 - Avbay sled
48 - Avbay sled
49 - Mounting electronics on sled
50 - Mounting electronics on sled
51 - Mounting electronics on sled
52 - Mounting electronics on sled
53 - Mounting electronics on sled
54 - Mounting electronics on sled
55 - Mounting electronics on sled
56 - Mounting electronics on sled
57 - Mounting electronics on sled
58 - Mounting electronics on sled
59 - Drilling rail button holes
60 - Drilling rail button holes
61 - Parachutes and shock cord
62 - Recovery hook-ups
63 - Recovery hook-ups
64 - Chute protectors from underwear
65 - Chute protectors from underwear
66 - Blast shield
67 - Complete recovery system
68 - "Y" harness protection
69 - Avbay flight prep
70 - Making ejection charges
71 - Making ejection charges
72 - Switch wire installation
73 - Closing avbay and switch wire
74 - Rivets and shear pins explanation
75 - The "Black Pearl"
76 - The "Black Pearl"
77 - N/C shear pins
78 - Key marks and protective tape
79 - Protective tape on shear pins
80 - Install rail buttons
81 - Colored electrical tape
82 - N/C eyenut and packing sequence
83 - Packing chute
84 - Packing chute
85 - Installing recovery system in payload
86 - Tracker installation
 
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Wayco

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Thanks Dave, wish we had done this BEFORE I built mine!

Of course, none of this would be possible if not for the tireless efforts of:
Professor "CJ" Hendricksen.
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MDRA Price Maryland
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