It was a scale model for the Estes Pro Series II and that was enough for me to get it. I'm a big fan of long burn/low thrust motors like the E16 and F15 and am always up for a rocket that will fly on them.I've been tempted a few times by this kit. You've done a superb job with the build/paint, I'm interested in how it flies.
I was going to say the nut doesn't look like it's epoxied to the bolt such that it might come loose over time....Well, sort of. When I glued on the centering ring I wanted to locate the nut and washer (which is the back end of the eye bolt for the shock cord attachment) equally spaced between the fins. Had it been rotated a little more it would have interfered with the fin contacting the motor mount tube, I would have had to notch the fin tab which I didn't want to do. Fortunately I test fit the fins before the epoxy set. The aft ring was in place, to keep the tube aligned, but not glued yet so I didn't notice how close it was to the fin tab. Anyway, I'll finish doing the internal fillets and glue on the aft ring and no one will ever see it.
I had just coated the parts with thinned epoxy. It was windy out, and while the transition section and base piece were stable, I was concerned the nose cone would blow over. The epoxy was tacky so I wasn't concerned about it running down onto the shoulder of the nose cone.What's the reason for the poking the nose cone through the box?
I wish my hand stitching looked that good.
This is the second shockcord I've stitched (first was on my Zephyr--man was I nervous when I went for my L1.) I learned how to do this watching John Coker's video. Like most things, you get better the more you do it !