Hey all. This is my first post here.
I just received a Binder Jaguar Extreme. Very nice kit, and I enjoyed the pictures of what I hope mine can live up to! I do have some questions though:
First: How much glass should I put on? Keep in mind this kit will be both first glassing try and dual deployment... I want this kit to handle anything i'd like to put in it, yet still fly well on mid power I's, on which it will spend most of it's time above.
Secondly: I don't like the idea of having motor eject for the drogue anyway, so the fin can will be built zipper-less. I know this may be redundant with dual recov., but I am just getting rid of failures. My question comes for the altimeter bay. I know I will need one.. I have seen many bays, including binder's. Do you recommend one in particular? I will almost certainly be using the missile-works rrc2 (very long.) However, it's not been bought, and I could go for the shorter X version. Also, how do I thread through the igniter wires and still maintain a seal of gasses? Do the kit bays do this?
Third: the rocket kit flexes! This may be the cause of the shred mentioned earlier in this thread. When I piece together the rocket (not even started on), it is very wobbly. The tip mover at least 1.5 inches off center! I'm assuming this is due to all the coupled areas. They seem tight at first, but not when assembled. Any solutions here?
Fourth, and last (I SWEAR!): How do I strengthen the fin can? I am used to doing 6 epoxy fillets per fin, every fin. With the 54mm MM in a 2.6 inch tube, there is barely any room. How do I strengthen the fin can?! I am thinking maybe fiberglass strips outside of body tube that are fin>OD of tube. I have also been told I could build the fin can outside of body tube and possible put glass strips from fin>motor mount.
For those who have built this thing strong, how did you do it?
Thanks for reading so much. I just want this kit to work perfectly. All help would be appreciated..