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marwady

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Got my Skonk Wulf plan pack from the almighty SHROX and I am getting ready to get going on it.

Nice, detailed instructions and pix with first rate waterslide decals.

I can't leave anything alone so I am adding the following mods:

Estes 24mm retainer
A really cool Semroc BT-80 baffle
1/8" Balsa fin stock (plans call for 1/8' Basswood) papered with Avery Label stock
A way cool Estes Silver Comet NC that I am getting from Dragon64 (should be here Wednesday)

PIX:







Cheers!!
 

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This should be a great build thread,I've had my eye on this and would like to build it someday.I put baffles in all my larger rockets,one thing I do is apply epoxy to the engine side of the baffle to protect it.Paper skins is also a great idea,I do that on all my balsa fins.Have not tried the estes retainer but looks good.Looking forward to
 

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This should be a great build thread,I've had my eye on this and would like to build it someday.I put baffles in all my larger rockets,one thing I do is apply epoxy to the engine side of the baffle to protect it.Paper skins is also a great idea,I do that on all my balsa fins.Have not tried the estes retainer but looks good.Looking forward to
Yep, epoxy on baffles is a must for me, too!!
 

marwady

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OK,

Got the cool Silver Comet NC from Dragon64.

I sanded it down and papered the fins.

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Looks great, that's a nice rig!

Some advice on the build, do not sharpen the leading ends of the dowels, round them off instead.
Yep, I agree. No need to pierce anything on by body with a rocket.

That cool jig is a Guillotine jig by Ted Macklin...works great!!
 

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More progress.

I decided to attach the angled fin tips before I mounted the main fins to the body..much easier to align.

I am using white glue for initial mounting and Titebond Moulding and trim for the fillets.

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marwady

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Used a piece of aluminum angle stock to attach the canard fins.

 

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Nice improvisation, since the canards couldn't fit in the fin fixture, right?

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Yes, the Guillotine will not get that close to the BT due to its design.

and...the strakes.

 

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All fins on and ready for sanding and priming:





 

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I think I used about 500 bucks worth of masking tape to get this one finished.

Here she is, in all her "SKONKY" glory:







 

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THX all!!

Very fun and imaginative design.

Can't wait to see it fly.

Cheers!!
 
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