- Sep 29, 2011
- Reaction score
- Howard, NY
SOICs such as that are readily removable with solder wick and or a solder sucker, depending on how much access you have (some of the chips on the Quark are butted up against other things, which makes it much harder). A hot air machine is nice but by no means necessary. Go for it.I've decided it's not worth buying a $50 hot air station to salvage a $20 Quark. I'll try to get the processor off the hard way and if I bork it so be it.
I really like that! Very nice!Mistakes were not made!
The Modge Podge was cured enough this morning to run an x-acto along the payload and nose cone separation points. They came apart nicely.
After work, I sprayed a couple of coats of Modge Podge Iridescent Acrylic Sealer to the mini-piñata rocket. This is not a product I’ve used before. It’s added a subtle shimmering effect in the sun. I’m going to let it sit for a couple of days before deciding if I want to add MOAR SPARKLEZ! (Additional coats)
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That's a *GREAT* purple! (a *grape* purple?)Tonight’s work continued with joker getting iridescent plum purple and poison green candy on the nose cone and coupler. Coupler kinda looks like crap so I’ll work on it when I do the green acid drip paint mask on the body tube…getting close. Starscream nose cone got orange.
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Keep about three for drag races and sell the rest?Scored some Estes Blenders nice and cheap. To re-sell or fly? Hmmm...
I do have a load of 13 mm motors and my partner likes saucers, so it's really a no-brainer.
Re-sell them to her! That way we can split the profit and... errr...