LOC IRIS 1.63" Park-Flier - paint tutorial at end

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  1. Jan 19, 2020 #31

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    Thanks! Yeah, they're a bit long but they don't cut super well. They're really heavy paper tubes. I normally would've liked to use 1010 buttons but I decided to keep it simple to use with my lighter launch gear.

    And, yes, that was a great tip on the retainer! A bit of work to clean it up, but it does look nice! I'll be cleaning up the one on my BBX build also.
     
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    Ottawa area.
     
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    Another option for rail buttons on small, but powerful rockets are mini rail buttons. I had nasty rail whip on an Aerotech Arreaux. Cut off the tube guides and drilled for mini rail buttons. Of course, it requires a 20mm rail which I got on Amazon. Guarantees straight launches. LOC tubes are strong enough not to require anything more than a bit of CA to toughen the tube. I have them on a LOC Legacy as well using mini rail buttons. Your build and finish work is first class.

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    I had thought about getting a mini rail.

    Thanks for the kind words! I'm always working at it and trying to improve!
     
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    cool deal, and thank you for the tips!

    i see you use standard blue "painters tape." is that your go to? have you found some that work better than others?
     
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    This is a "premium" painters tape. A step up from your typical green tape. A little more expensive, but it really works well. It makes clean lines but doesn't pull aggressively at the paint. This has been the best I've found so far. I've used Tamiya tape, but I've found this to be better, and cheaper.
     
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    mind sharing what brand it is?

    tape / taping is my nemesis... it either bleeds under, pulls the paint off or something else.
     
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    This is Premier brand, from Canadian Tire. It is likely available under a different name at Home Depot or Lowes for those who aren't from the Great White North, lol.
     

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