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rklapp

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Almost done. Needs paint. The instructions have a small error in that the second plastic pod is measured from the end and not the first pod.

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I'm looking forward to seeing it finished and then hear how well it flies.......
 

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I almost forgot the launch lug. LOL

I didn't seal the balsa or fill the seams, and I'll epoxy the lug.

I'm impressed with how the fins come together. Unfortunately, I'll have to wait until the lockdown is lifted to use the larger field.
 

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That rocket ought to not go very high on a D motor, if lack of a large recovery field is your concern.
 

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Yeah, definitely wait until the trade winds die down along with my new Estes Cobra.

Its hella windy at the range.

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nice looking rocket, that one is on my list.

Looks like it would go together well with this one:
variations on a theme.
 

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Just needs clear coat. The decals were trickier than normal. Not sure if it’s the decals or the type of gloss paint I used. Worked better after I added a small amount of white glue to the water.

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Wow you built it..when Estes send me the email 2 weeks ago on this kit..I said no way...will be hard with struts and circular tail ring (solar panels)
 

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So did everyone build theirs with the rear fin ring in place and then try to paint it, or did some people putty/prime/paint it separately? If separately, how did you handle attaching the long fins that go up the body and attach on the outside of the ring?
 

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I am almost done building one of these as well! Made notes and took pics to post as a build at some point.
 

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So did everyone build theirs with the rear fin ring in place and then try to paint it, or did some people putty/prime/paint it separately? If separately, how did you handle attaching the long fins that go up the body and attach on the outside of the ring?
It’s all decal so easier than the Lunar Scout. I thought it was well designed. I almost epoxied the struts to the BT but decided would be easier to reattach without.

I used white glue on the fin detail but still warped a little so probably better with epoxy instead.

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Thanks for the info. The Interceptor does have ALOT of decals! :p

Unboxed my Longship and got the required parts shot! :) The box protected all parts well. Not many modifications will be done on my build.

Good luck on first flight!

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