My first high power build

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  1. Jan 13, 2020 #1

    BTharpe

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    So I finally got around to making my first high power rocket over the past few weeks.

    Should have made a build thread but #Lazy

    Did the 2.6" x 49" Callisto build from Make: High Power Rocketry with a 29mm motor mount. Looking forward to flying it at the next DARS launch!

    Let's consider this a fast paced build thread

    Lots to do...
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    A 100 tooth saw blade cuts quite nicely it turns out. Glued the 3 pieces of plywood together to get equal cuts
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    I learned I suck at making fillets
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    But, priming isn't so bad
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    47 coats of black later I have enough for a few stripes!
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    Of course, I need some decals... Tweaked the transformers bumblebee logo to be a bit more plain, then found a bumblebee specific font and some sticker paper to print on.
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    Ready for decals
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    Not perfect, but... Close enough
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    Need to put some clear coat on it now to keep the paint looking ok.
     
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    GrouchoDuke

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    Congrats on the build. Go fly!
     
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    BTharpe

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    Yep! Just need the weather to calm down now
     
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    Did you buy your motor yet? That's the challenging aspect of a first HP build. Buyrocketmotors.com is a great resource for motors. Good luck on your first flight. I assume you are going for your L1 certification?
     
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    If your launch is big enough there might be a motor vendor there.
     
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    BTharpe

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    Yep I went with buyrocketmotors. I live in Dallas so I love the lack of shipping or hazmat!

    Gonna fly it first on an 29mm h128 but I have a 180 and 360 case with spacers so lots of stuff to fly.
     

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