Looking for fin jigs

Chad

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I have a nice fin jig that works well for me but i have to use it one fin at a time. Lately, my itch being scratched is minimize the time it takes to build an airframe. Does anyone have pictures of a fin jig that can align 3 fins at once and work from 2" body tubes all the way up to maybe 5.5" body tubes?
 

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I make mine for each build using a printout with dial caliper measured fin thickness and body tube diameters glued to foam board, and cut out carefully by hand:

 

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The vast majority of fin jig designs that can do all fins at once are custom-made for each rocket. Those would typically be either foam board (printed from Payload Bay or equivalent) or 3D-printed, of which there about a billion different designs.

[edit: and now you have one example of each, right above here :)]

I'm not sure I've *ever* seen a jig design that can do all fins at once for multiple diameters in the size range you're talking about. There are smaller ones (e.g. the Estes jig) but nothing to my knowledge for large rockets.
 

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I use Mach1 and Apogee jigs.

But I often still do one fin at a time. CA or 5min epoxy to speed things up.
 

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The vast majority of fin jig designs that can do all fins at once are custom-made for each rocket.
Seems to me that one design should work for multiple rockets of a given tube diameter, fin thickness, and fin count combination. for instance:
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Once his Ultimate Wildman is complete, @rocketgeek101 could put that away for his next 6" airframe with three however-thick-those-are fins. Whether or not it's worth storing until then is a matter of one's priorities, depending on one's affinity for a given configuration and available space in one's workshop.
 
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