On building Rowan's MM, we followed the instructions and bought a tube of Testor's Plastic Cement (they only had blue tubes, not the red ones I was used to - I've been using the runny brushon stuff for decades). We smeared it in the tubes per the instructions and stuck the plastic connector sections in.Don't use the new Elmer's Glue-All when joining body tubes with couplers. Same thing applies for any yellow wood glue. These glue grab waaaay too quickly.
Epoxy will work much better than any of the above as will plain ol' white school glue so I'm told.
I use Ambroid on mine, liberal application, I roll them too to get everythingI was referring to the red cardboard couplers that you use to join each pair of body tubes together. Those have always given me trouble when using anything other than epoxy. Why? Because after I join the coupler and tubes, I like to roll the assembly on a flat surface to make sure I've everything aligned properly. Gives better strength that way and saves on surface prep comes painting time.
No you use the plastic coupler, the older version did not have the quickSo, what would I need to order to make the mean machine break in the middle? I'm guessing you'll have to do away with the plastic coupler.
Never built a baffle.
You will want to use a longer coupler too. Thoes whimpy 2in ones dont work to well (1st hand experience). Just make a bulkhead disk out of balsa or lite plywood.I meant if you wanted to make it center break for pachute deployment you would have to do away with the plastic coupler right? Then add something to attatch the chute to.
They should be in the kit, unless you have an old kit. They are black plasticSo if I'm gonna do this center break, what kind of parts list am I lookin' at?
They also have a little vid showing prep and launch.Estes website said:This legendary rocket is a Skill Level 2 kit which can be assembled and painted in just about a day. The complete kit includes four matching body tubes, a molded plastic twist lock connector set, laser cut wood fins, sleek molded plastic nose cone and a distinctive waterslide decal. The high performance rocket can be flown on our powerful E or D engines with the included engine spacer. When flown on our powerful E engine, the rocket can reach launch heights well over 900 feet and is easily recovered by a colorful 24 inch preassembled parachute. This rocket kit is another of the favorite classics that no model rocket enthusiast should be without! With the twist connector system, transporting this high performance giant is super easy. As the name implies, the Mean Machine is a huge rocket with attitude and performance to match! Get yours today and fly it tomorrow!
get about a 5" chunk of balsa and turn (or cut and sand) to fit snugly inside the bts. Glue it halfway into the 'upper' section (doing your table-roll before the glue sets).So if I'm gonna do this center break, what kind of parts list am I lookin' at?
Yes, Sir. Those are my house flippers (not to be cornfused with slippers, I don't wear them things). Nor are they to be cornfused with my out in public or lake flippers. I reserve the beat up, stinky ones for the house. They're due for for a trip to the washer after a good bath of Clorox Cleaner with Bleach. We don't have no green stuff covering the ground out in the desert.In post #24 and photo number two...are these the dreaded flip flops you have frequently mentioned?
Thank you for sparing us the visual of yer sleepin' pants.