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Ok, Id do the 38mm tube and make it nice.
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I agree with your .02 Have order a 38mm tube. two weeks delivery. Will post progress once I start the build. Did you scale down size your wraps from George's wraps?
 

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My hand gives some perspective and a sense of the scale of this rocket. Joe now sports a new nose cone assembly waiting on the vynl top clear coat to dry and its ready for flight again.
 

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I agree with your .02 Have order a 38mm tube. two weeks delivery. Will post progress once I start the build. Did you scale down size your wraps from George's wraps?
Yes and no. I got most from him and some from one of the rocket plans sites forget which one. Ill find it and post.
 

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Is your CM capsule hollow. If so did you have to add any weight to the nose area? The Estes kit had a lot of clay in the CM.
 

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Yes and yes. About .1oz of Bluetack the glued on a cover to screw the eyescrew on to.
 
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One on left is hollow (fresh print) and the one on the right flew 5 flights the bluetack is behind the bulkhead.
I correct the last post the capsule and bluetack is .52oz about .1oz of blue tack.
 

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I string tested it with a C5 in it and it is fine. I like B's for the flights seem to be about perfect for my location.
 

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Flight ready with a B4-4 is 2.75 oz not very heavy at all. Performance is very good.
 

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Looks like a really nice day for a launch. Great flights to match!
Yes it was today sucks rain. Both were scratch built with 3d ptinted parts. The 1340 fin can was designed by Jack Hydrazine it is PETG.
 

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Things happening and did i say i hate 3d printing? Needs new hot end, coming Sunday.
 

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Back from flight 7
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Got this from the movie 6th day shows the number of flights. A little wear for the worse, wonder how many flights it will last.
 

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It hasn't called back yet with "Houston we have a problem". That's one tough bird.
Still waiting for my 38mm body tube to arrive than I'll start my build. Next week hopefully.
 

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It hasn't called back yet with "Houston we have a problem". That's one tough bird.
Still waiting for my 38mm body tube to arrive than I'll start my build. Next week hopefully.
Not yet, but as you can see from the other posts im making a slightly bigger one with a built tower, it will have body wraps also.
 

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Reviewed this thread and could not find a reference to a slightly larger one with a built tower. What is the diameter of the main body tube on this one? Is there a new thread?
 

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Closer look at the pics and I now see the new bigger diameter on the capsules. A little more room diameter and length wise for chutes and ejection charge blast.
 

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I picked up my body tube and starting my build. Installing my motor mount now and wondering how long is your shock cord as there is not much room in there.
 

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A little mostly design flaws in the capsule
 

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Better check the O rings! BTW I completed my Mini little Joe build. The thread is posted under Scratch builds. Thanks for the idea of the build.
 
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