My First Public Build :-)

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  1. Mar 20, 2018 #121

    bobby_hamill

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    I got another chance to do some more masking on the Black Brant
    Section #3 was completed today. The fin fillets are a pain to get a straight line .
    After I get this Black Brant masked and painted I will start on trying the "inside fillet" method
    which I hope will give a clean fin / airframe joint and a better fin mask .

    After I get section #4 the model will be ready for some black paint :)

    Bobby

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  2. Mar 25, 2018 #122

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    The last 4th sections on the fins have been masked off and the Black Brant is now ready for paint.

    The masked sections will stay white and the unmasked sections will get the black paint .

    Supposed to be in high 60s low 70s this Tuesday and Wednesday ( with no rain ) and I should be able to apply paint then.

    After paint, decals, and launch lugs are applied I will give it about 2 weeks and then apply a
    clear coat to the 2 models.

    Bobby

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  3. Mar 25, 2018 #123

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    Looking good, Bobby. You are a master masker!
     
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    Very nice job.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2018 #125

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    Thanks guys.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2018 #126

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    Paint applied now drying in my closet er drying room LOL

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  7. Mar 30, 2018 #127

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    Today I took the masking tape off of the 2nd Black Brant
    Some minor touch up is needed then it will be ready for Decals

    Bobby

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  8. Apr 5, 2018 #128

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    had to treat the decals and let them dry in prep for application to Black Brant

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  9. Apr 7, 2018 #129

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    Finally got the decals applied to the 2nd 4 fin Black Brant 2.
    Now to let decals set, apply launch lugs, clear coat, Parachutes.

    Then first flights :smile:

    Gotta get the second Nose cone and payload section painted black

    Bobby

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    Those turned out sharp!
     
  11. Apr 8, 2018 #131

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    I hope they fly as good as they look LOL
     
  12. Apr 8, 2018 #132

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    qqake2k

    Once I get done with the Black Brants and fly them I am looking to do a build for a
    French 3 Stage Sounding Rocket from the late 1958-1959 called the "Monica"
    Plus it has a cool roll pattern

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  13. Jun 10, 2018 #133

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    Just an update to my build

    I have been running some engine sims with open rocket and here are the results

    Black Brant rocket with short payload section

    Estes ( single use )

    D12-5 = 944 feet

    Aerotech ( single use )

    E15-7 = 1923 feet

    E30-7 = 1725 feet

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    Black Brant rocket with long payload section

    Estes ( single use )

    D12-5 = 961 feet

    Aerotech ( single use )

    E15-7 = 1892 feet

    E30-7 = 1673 feet

    Hope to have everything ready soon for a launch and launch report :grin:

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  14. Jan 17, 2020 #134

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    UPDATE

    I finally had the correct version decals printed for the solid black Black Brant 2 and will be applying them shortly along with shock cords, parachutes and launch lugs for the B/W roll patterned Black Brant 2

    Hopefully I will be launching all 4 of the Black Brant 2s in the spring along with my other scratch built
    model of the SparoAir 2

    When you get older you don't realize how fast time goes buy, sorry for letting this build set so long before completing it

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  15. Jan 18, 2020 #135

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    This is why I had to remove the decal and get a correct one made
    The text was not lined up but at an angle
    I will be installing the correct decals this weekend

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  16. Jan 19, 2020 #136

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    Correct decals finally applied


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