The Understated Estes Alpha.

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  1. Mar 24, 2017 #181

    rharshberger

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    I happen to have a built model with the black stripe on the fin from circa 1986-ish.
     
  2. Mar 24, 2017 #182

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    I started converting a Halloween Alpha to match my original, circa 1980-81. This is the second rattle can of Testor's Dark Red that has sprayed in large splotches instead of the fine mist as it should. In order to get it to cover completely and then self-level, I had to spray it kind of heavy, which caused runs to the fin tips. :mad: I'll try to mask and spray the decal pattern with black, using the Halloween decals as a guide.

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    I started storing my spray bombs upside down about a year ago.
    Since (primer only until warmer weather) then the spitting chunks and clogged feeder tubes have been non-existent for me. Might be worth a try.
     
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    The Alpha III was my first rocket. It flew well and I don't recall any problems packing the parachute.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2017 #185

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    Anybody got a scan of the Red and Black Alpha decals they would like to share?
     
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    I have a set of those decals.....let me see if I can get 'em scanned for you tomorrow (well, later today), Rich.
     
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    For a rocket with lots of space, I love the Estes Patriot scale model... Easy to build, big fat BT-60 with a 12" chute, and doesn't take much space to launch at only 500'. Not to mention the fact that it's a scale model. The only issue I've had is that the MMT is a bit flimsy - it's fine with standard motors, but I wouldn't trust it with an AT D21...
     
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    Thanks Bernard.
     
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    Thanks Bernard
     
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    Hey Gary, old thread and post, but might you still have these scaled fin drawings someplace?

    Jon
     
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    I do. Let me know which scale you need. And what type of file do you need. I draw in Autocad and can print a scale PDF. Maybe we should take this to messenger?
     
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    Going to messenger...or "Conversations" here on TRF. :)
     
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    I'm pretty sure we're talking about the same thing. That conversation side chat thingy?
     
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    Yep. Just posted.
     
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    I love the alpha and all its variants. I just happen to have a BT60 tube that's the right length for a Super Alpha repro / scratch build
     

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