Glad to hear reality was better than the forecast.Good day in Seymour that looked like it would a bad day on paper. First few hours were a mud skating rink, and it was a few hours before anyone got in the air. Flight rate in the afternoon was slow but fairly steady aside from the occasional wind or rain break. Only flew once but helped with a few other flights. Weather may be worse tomorrow or may be better; forecasts in Baylor County, Texas aren't worth a lot. We'll fly if we can. If we can't, we'll at least it's been a great social occasion.
I’m gonna paint it box colors (boring, I know)! I love the classic Aerotech look, and I got me some custom Aerotech logo stickers (not sure the copyright laws on that one haha). I sadly don’t have a great place to fly. I single-handedly got Rocketry banned at my local park, and the nearest place to fly is over 3 hours from where I’m based. Classic so-cal. I’ll be sure to post on this forum as I continue to work on it! Thanks for showing interest, friend!Thanks! It’s been a favorite of mine for years, you’re gonna love it! I hope you have a good place to fly, it's great fun on a fast F. Even better on a G!
This one was built straight by the instructions, but has been retrofit for an Eggfinder Mini in the nose, and a new coupler is now being prepped for dual deployment with an Eggtimer Quark.
What colors are you gonna do yours in? Send us some pics!
I’d be interested in hearing what you think of the solvo 6 printer after you’ve used it for a bit. I was toying with the idea of picking one up, or maybe one of the new solvol 7 printers. Primarily focused on rocket parts, but maybe some terrain tiles and other doodads here and there (phone mount for car, replacement buttons / battery covers for electronics. Custom project box enclosures etc)Assembled a SOVOL 06 Plus 3d printer, primarily for exercising my few remaining brain cells, and for rocket stuff of course, what else? MUCH less elaborate than the bargain unit I bought last year. Took about 3 hours, some of which was spent looking for that 3mm screw that I dropped.( ) On one screw I had to remove the bit and twiddle it with my fingers to tighten, so spacing was a bit snug in some places. Still, the instructions were follow-able, though Chinese-To-English almost always has bobbles therein... But...unlike the el-cheapo unit I bought last year, this consisted of already-assembled units rather than individual parts to be assembled. So much easier.
Now it's time for the hard part: learning to use it.
Are the roll/foldable? Make a chute/streamer out of them for the banana rocketI finished the many times repaired Big Bertha. I stopped by BMS to pick up a couple of things. A transition for the Banana rocket and a nose cone for same. Picked up an H115 too. I had ordered banana leaves for the rocket. I thought they would be hand sized. The are full size. One would cover most of the rocket. I'm going to cut leaves out of the leaves. I have 12. I have no ides what to do with the left over leaves. Maybe a loin cloth.View attachment 577862 View attachment 577863
The size of the SOVOL 6 Plus was great but the difficulty getting it to work...it finally ended up quitting in the middle of leveling. Sent it back.I’d be interested in hearing what you think of the solvo 6 printer after you’ve used it for a bit. I was toying with the idea of picking one up, or maybe one of the new solvol 7 printers. Primarily focused on rocket parts, but maybe some terrain tiles and other doodads here and there (phone mount for car, replacement buttons / battery covers for electronics. Custom project box enclosures etc)
Well I guess that answers my questions about your experience with the sovols…I disassembled and packed up the SOVOL 3D printer...
In the middle of self-leveling, it just quit. Unplugging, turning off and on, no use. Dead.
Considering the issues I had actually getting it to print, it's probably just as well. Tech support consisted of a few answers to common problems (which didn't do any good) and a place for comments. I didn't find any responses from SOVOL in the comment list, and didn't receive emails about the issues I had.
So despite the price and the features, I won't be buying another SOVOL. So it goes.
I used duplicolor metal cast on a tau zero. And duplicolor mirage on my L1 king kraken.I've yet to try Duplicolor on a model, but I used some last Summer on the wheel covers on my car, and I think it's the best rattle can paint I've ever used.
That's a nice color of red.
Yeah, I’ve been lurking for a while. (Still 20 pages back in the what did you do rocketry wise thread. - getting caught up) Haven’t been doing much rocketry related stuff lately, but starting to get back into the swing of it.Wonderful to see you (here) out and about!
Even better day today: despite constantly threatening forecasts constantly falling backward on the clock, we saw no rain, mostly mild winds, and a lot of clear patches in the sky, culminating in a totally cloudless sky by the end of the day. In terms of weather, it was the best day we've seen in Seymour in more than a year. A glorious day for rocketry, even though I only managed a single (very fun) flight.Glad to hear reality was better than the forecast.
Man, that's really cool. I need to teach my girlfriend to laminate fins.On a positive note, the 3D printed and GF laminated fins stayed attached and fully survived. So good proof of concept.
The one regret I have on my King Kraken build was not installing mount points (t-nuts) for rail buttons before installing the MMT… especially now that I’ve converted it to Dual Deploy.Mounted the bulkhead in the coupler, installed the MMT, cut, filled and sanded the fins on the Anti-zipper Test (forevermore dubbed AZT). And low and behold.......a King Kraken appeared at my door! So now I'm in multi-build mode. Got the tube fins cut and filled all interior and exterior spirals. Spiral filling on the airframe as well.
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