Johnny Star Commander build thread.

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I have never posted a build thread before, so I thought I would do one about the Johnny Star Commander! This is a Level 3 I would say.

Here are the pieces of the wing fin:
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The wing fin glued together:
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The wing tip fin:
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The wing tip fin attached:
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Two of these are made.

The pieces of the rudder fin:
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The rudder fin assembled:
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The wings and rudder assembled:
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If there are no more delays, I should be releasing them by my birthday in September!
 
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I saw what you did there :wink: :present:

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I mean it will be a birthday present to myself. I don't want anything this year, next year is 50 however, and then I do want a big Tony Stark style party!
 

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The wing fins ready to be attached:
JSCBuild008.JPG

One wing fin attached:
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The other wing fin attached:
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The scoop attached. Well, I would usually add the scoop fin first, but the glue fillet at the wing fin root edge was not dry, and the scoop kind of stuck in place since I left it there a few minutes, but it's in the right place. The scoop is slit on one side so it fits over the body tube.
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Another view of the scoop:
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More tomorrow.
 

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Cool rocket! Great one for the fleet....

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Hell hello hello...this is Johnny Space Commander....I'm gonna land the rocket now.....
 

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Looking good Doug, is the rubber band still extra?
 

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Looking good!
 

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The scoop fin ready to be attached:
JSCBuild013.JPG

The scoop fin installed:
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Another view of the scoop fin in place:
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The launch lug ready to glued in:
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The launch lug in place:
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Go a little sanding to do on the scoop itself.
 

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Shrox,
Is this the top right white kit? When will you be building the "stealth black" kit?

I am not much of a kit builder anymore but the grandkids and myself want one pre of each of these two kits. If I understand you are releasing in Sept? Thanks in advance!
 

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Shrox,
Is this the top right white kit? When will you be building the "stealth black" kit?

I am not much of a kit builder anymore but the grandkids and myself want one pre of each of these two kits. If I understand you are releasing in Sept? Thanks in advance!
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Yes, that is the JSC (johnny Star Commander), should be available in September. The BlackFox is something I am working on with FSI, I don't have a release date for it.
 

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Yes, that is the JSC (johnny Star Commander), should be available in September. The BlackFox is something I am working on with FSI, I don't have a release date for it.

I believe these will decidedly be "must haves" for lots of people! We like the lines......futuristic while being a viable design. Good work sir!
 

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I believe these will decidedly be "must haves" for lots of people! We like the lines......futuristic while being a viable design. Good work sir!
You have that correct sir.....this is a must have for me !


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Can you expand on this statement? FSI? Really? Are they still with us, restarting, or a new bunch with the old name?
I am working with Dave on a HPR prototype of the BlackFox, I have never built one before, he has already built an HPR SkonkWulf from diagrams I gave him.
 

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The under fin ready to be attached:
JSCBuild018.jpg

The under fin glued in place:
JSCBuild019.jpg

The wing rudders ready:
JSCBuild020.jpg

The wing rudders in place:
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I had already glued the motor mount in place when I started this thread, so you'll see it there.

One of the top side wing rudder ready to be attached:
JSCBuild022.jpg

All wing rudder fins attached:
JSCBuild023.jpg

The main rudder ready to fit:
JSCBuild024.jpg

The main rudder glued in place:
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The spline fin ready to be attached:
JSCBuild026.jpg

And attached it is:
JSCBuild027.jpg

The antenna dowels ready to be attached:
JSCBuild028.jpg

Antennas in place:
JSCBuild029.jpg

I forgot to take pictures of the snap swivel and parachute attachment, here they are already installed:
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Next is painting!
 

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That is really sharp! I love all the angles.
 

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Awesome! Gonna place my order in the next week or so.. Great addition to my fleet!
 

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Shrox, What do you use to seal and fill the balsa with?
 

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The weather was nice enough yesterday to allow some painting, got some primer on. One thing about living in a northern temperate rain forest, while the temperature is low, the humidity is high, sometimes you can see your breath at 60 degrees.

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