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NateLowrie

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I needed to build some smaller airframes for 38mm and 29mm motors that are electronics capable. I only have 2 currently in that size and both were motor deploy only. So I ended up with a basic blues 3in kit. I didn't want cardboard because I've had it zipper so many times on me and I wanted something pretty cheap, so blue tube it is.

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Here are the parts in the kit plus the Av-Bay. I did not order any hardware or sleds as I'll install those myself. Should be a quick build.
 

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Sweet. Got an OR file?
 

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The fin slots were cut about 3/32 short. They were also rounded. I wanted the back centering ring flush with the end of the tube so I dry fit a centering ring in and carved the sides down flush with an exacto knife. Then I cut out chunks of the top of the slot until I got the size and fit I wanted.
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First epoxying of the kit. Did the rear and front centering rings and the aeropack adapter. Also did the Av-Bay switch band and bulk plat supports. The ARR bays use a split section of blue tube that gets epoxied on the inner coupler. It then uses non-stepped av-bay plates that seat on those rings inside the coupler.
 

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Sweet. Got an OR file?
I gotta check to see if Dave has one ready to go. Otherwise I'll certainly build one out and share it. When MDRA goes back to Higgs I am so shoving an K1127 in this.
 
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