Lakeroadster's X-Wing Alpha Build Thread

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  1. Dec 7, 2018 #271

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    Made and installed the ballast on the nose cone today. I used 4 fender washers and turned them down to size on my drill press. To hold them onto the nose cone I crushed a 5/16" nut over the nose cone insert.

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    Nice. Not too different from what I did on the IRIS-T except I didn't use the nut, and just epoxied the heck out of everything.

    Come to think of it, what exactly is holding your nut on, if that's not too personal a question? ;)
     
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  3. Dec 7, 2018 #273

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    You smooth talker you..

    I took my nut and crushed it onto my shaft, in my vice.. o_O
     
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    Some REAL men on this thread...….;)

    Really looking forward to the flight on this model. :D
     
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    Thanks. I'm slowly getting my home made 12V DeWalt drill driver battery pack powered launch controller put together.. but life gets in the way of hobbies.

    Life's a journey... not a destination.

    I'll be sure to "Lock S-foils in attack position....." :)
     
  7. Dec 15, 2018 #277

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    Looks like it's almost ready to go! Very nice work

    What's in the plan folder next?
     
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  8. Dec 17, 2018 #278

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    I'm thinking a LPR (D12) canted cluster. Another scratch build, perhaps in the theme of a '60's era musclecar..
     
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    Looking forward to this one !
     
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    So... Have you finished up on this one? I've been following the lifting rocket too thinking you'd be switching back and forth.

    -Bob
     
  13. Mar 31, 2019 #283

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    Thanks for following along.

    The X-wing is done. It'll fly at some point this year.
     
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    May the Force be with you!
     
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    Pics of completed rocket?
     
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    Very nice !
     
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    Lean, green, rocket-flying machine!

    Sexy......:cool:
     
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    Anti Zippering Tape on the parachute recovery kevlar chord.

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  20. Jun 5, 2019 #290

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    Locked and loaded.
     
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    Good decision. With that motor and short body tube, likely to be a very powerful ejection.
     

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