TLP Exocet MM40 - A Plan Pack Build

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kuririn

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Mid fins are tacked on.
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Sidebar - While waiting for that to dry I started assembling the parts I received yesterday for a SPEV clone.
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Funny how a kit may receive little interest while it's in production, but after it's discontinued suddenly everybody wants one. Like the original Estes PS II models and TLP. Guess people want what they can't have.
TBC
 

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Loves me some TLP stuff!!!!
Nosecone looking great as mentioned already.
 

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Cut two long tunnels. Need to taper and contour them and glue to the airframe.
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30 in. long. Good thing I have a 36" long balsa sheet.
Speaking of sheets,
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My sheet is splitting every which way along the grain. Climate here is not arid, if anything it is humid.
WTF?

Other fiddly bits cut include three antennas and two triangular thingamabobs.
Yes, that is the technical term for it. :D
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Also need to sand and glue these to the airframe.
TBC.
 

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Tunnels, antennae, and triangles have been shaped, contoured and glued to the body.
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Recovery gear is 24" plastic generi-chute, elastic shock cord and tri-fold cardstock mount.
(No pics, boring).
And typical of TLP plan packs and kits, no instructions on launch lug placement.
Use your judgment and experience for the 3/16" lug placement.

And assembly is complete.
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Finishing to be done whenevah.
Will post pic then.
Ciao.
 

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Looks great K... 👍 👍 👍

I've got a couple of TLP kits that moved up to the top of the build pile thanks to you!
 

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Thanks Mugs, you're too kind.
I'm trying to wrap up my almost completed build threads before starting a new one.
Discipline, discipline.
 
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