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Karl

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I've just orderd a Estes Dude , Quest AGM Harpoon , Quest SpinFin and a Semroc Mark II

Harpoon :
Is it easy to build ? What motor combo is the best? Max height?

SpinFin :
Anyone got pics of the fin tabs before they get put on , and before they are painted over on the rocket? Do the tabs need to be epoxyed and filleted , are they easy to apply?

Mark II :
Any pics :) ? Pic of the parts? Max height , easy to build?

And any does&donts , tips&hints ect about all the above?

Thanks
Karl
 

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Karl,

I have reviewed the Spin Fin, it is located here:

https://www.rocketreviews.com/reviews/kits/qst_spinfin.html

As I remember, I just used either white or yellow glue for all of the construction, including the fins and spin tabs. Since this is a rocket that will only see A-C motors, epoxy would be over-kill. It is a good little flyer, and if you paint a contrasting fin you will be able to see it spin easier.

Good luck on you build.

Goose
 

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Thanks for that ! Do the fin tabs have to go on at a precise angle to work? I always use Epoxy on any rocket , no matter how small lol! Ive only ever used White Glue ( PVA/Wood Glue) On my first ever kits that I built
Can you make fin fillets using White Glue?
 

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No, the spin tabs do not have to be precise to work. they can all be slightly different, and it will work fine, remember this isn't rocket science here.:D

I only use epoxy when I need to. I do not like the fumes, or the mixing involved.

I have used white/yellow glue for all my fillets. I will also use Elmer's Fill-n-Finish to smoth them out as well.

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