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MysticalRockets

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Got one of these from Jim Flis a while ago, but never built it.

Package says MPC Minijet engines: 1/2 A3-3m A3-4m B3-5m. This one will probably fly on an A10-3T.

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It looks like a great project:) I have seen lots of micros but I dont believe I have seen a micro build thread. Your photo is rather big but that shows lots of detail I guess :)
Cheers
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Opened package. I'm replacing the shock cord, which was just a cord and no elastic of any kind, with kevlar and elastic, and the chute cords, which I didn't trust. The A10-3T engine is there for comparison. The metal weight seems to be lead. Well, better this use than a landfill.

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Separated fins. I was hesitant to use any sanding sealer on this, because they're very fragile. But I went ahead and did it. Came out nice.

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Finished assembly. Think I'm going to make this a streamer recovery. I'll work on paint tomorrow.

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It looks like a great project:) I have seen lots of micros but I dont believe I have seen a micro build thread. Your photo is rather big but that shows lots of detail I guess :)
Cheers
fred
Yeah, I'm more of a detail over size type of person with my cameras.
 

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Nice build.

I've often wondered why they put a parachute in such a small model... I would certainly go with a streamer.

Now for paint and flight pix :)
 

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Nice work, I have one in a build pile that I won in a TRF/Flis contest a while ago. Might have to drag that one out sooner than I was planning. Let us know how she flies on the A10's
 

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Nice work, I have one in a build pile that I won in a TRF/Flis contest a while ago. Might have to drag that one out sooner than I was planning. Let us know how she flies on the A10's
Will do! I'll be bringing it to CATO this weekend.
 

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Will do! I'll be bringing it to CATO this weekend.
KEWL! I plan on being there at the launch also :)

I want to get a D12 flight on the Nantucket Sound as well as try an E flight. Also some additional test flights of the Tiddlywink 1/8A HD bird :)
 

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Jim,
Is the Nantucket Sound only going to be available at NARCON or is it going to be a production kit?
 

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Jim,
Is the Nantucket Sound only going to be available at NARCON or is it going to be a production kit?
It will be a full production kit and will be available on our web site on March 20th, as we are leaving for NARCON with shipments of orders commencing Tuesday of the next week.

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Don't worry gang, I'll make sure to take plenty of pics of the prototype.

*puts on black fedora and trenchcoat*

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KEWL! I plan on being there at the launch also :)

I want to get a D12 flight on the Nantucket Sound as well as try an E flight. Also some additional test flights of the Tiddlywink 1/8A HD bird :)


Jim, bring your boots. We've had rain today, followed by about 3 hours of snow, and it changed back to rain. So expect water and mud on the field.
 

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I see the weather provided the water so the Nantucket Sound will feel right at home.
 

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ick....

gonna be messy...

For those attending I will be bringing a full store of kits for sale.

NOTE: if you want parts or accessories please send an email to me (not a PM) with what you want (by part number) and I will pack it and bring it down.

See you Saturday!
jim
 
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