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Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BeerorKid, Jan 31, 2013.
I predict a nice rectangle free of overspray drops when you take down that backstop
Started building a Magma Mountain Rocketry Bak Ja' Kai last night.
I did not impale myself, so all is well. Laters.
Nearly ready for Thingiverse
Glued the forward plug in a couple of CTI L935's yesterday, and proceeded to prep my first rocket for LDRS. I'm flying a Blackhawk 54 with one, and using the same motor for the booster in a 3" two stage rocket.
Today, I finished prepping the avbay for the Blackhawk, and built a new Eggfinder TX for the nosecone.
First rocket related stuff I have done in quite a while.....
Tried to get a system set up to begin spray-painting some rockets, hopefully later this week or this weekend. I'm not the most experienced spray-painter at this point, either. I guess I should have done more tagging in my wild youth.
Packed up to take to the office.
I believe I'll alter stages and configurations in sequence and stage an apollo mission profile subtlely. See how long it takes for coworkers to notice.
Installed the recovery gear in my LOC Forte in prep for my level 1 attempt this Saturday.
Put a coat of clear satin on the Smoke!
Put the third pvc rocket stand together.
Got any pics?
It is pleasant to work with wood glue. I've been in a hurry on the last couple of projects so it has mostly been CA and 15 minute epoxy.
I screwed up the conduit on the smaller rocket (offset by about a fin's width from where it ought to be) -- but I am not going to fix it. Neither am I going to work to hard to hide the wood grain. I want the construction techniques to be evident.
Finally got around to washing the parts for the 3" Darkstar I bought a month ago. I think I'm going all in on this one. Redundant dual deploy, Eggfinder Mini in the nose. I'll need 54mm hardware, so I need to decide on a starter kit from either AT our CTI. I already have a "theme" and a full vinyl wrap from Stickershock. Lots of $$$$ still to be spent. Harnesses, chutes, recovery hardware. Probably an Eggtimer Quantum as primary altimeter with a Quark for backup. AV bay and nosecone tracker bays from SMT designs. Kevlar for the "Y" harness has shipped today so I'll probably start the motor mount in a few days.
Built two Semroc kits last night: the Sabre parasite glider and the Jupiter B
Sabre was the fastest build ever. 15 min. not including glue drying and filleting time
Trimmed to a nice flat glide in my hallway. Wings are balsa and very thin. Smaller than I thought it would be.
Jupiter B is a glossy cardstock hull with fiberboard support and legs.
This one is bigger than I thought it would be.
Finished assembling the Bak Ja 'Kai yesterday.
BUILD BUILD BUILD. Laters.
I now have a greater respect for the complexities of the Saturn V roll pattern. Been masking for the black areas. Still in work...
Bought engines, more spray paint, some extra starters and hoped that I'll have things done before the launch.
You all make some really awesome rockets and ideas!
I finished a mundane Hi-Flier today. But pretty proud of the paint. Especially with the chevrons on the fin. That Tamiya tape works really well. All done with rattle can 'cheap' paints
20190731_195208 by Tom Whit, on Flickr
My all-time favorite rocket! And you have it in red thin-wall! Be sure to check out CJ's thread in HPR on this forum.
I know it's dated, but still has lots of great info.
This is my first post on The Rocketry Forum. I dusted off my Estes Leviathan, “Blue Blazes” and began the repair of a fin that broke on landing 4 years ago on its maiden flight. You gotta love epoxy putty!
Thanks. I had seen CJ's thread before and more or less followed it when I built my Darkstar Jr. I also have a Mach1 Black Hole, a very similar kit, that's having the finishing touches put on the paint. Love those split fin rockets!
I like the red tubes and have a Wildman Sport that's just clear coated, looks great. This one will be wearing an excellent full vinyl wrap from Stickershock.
Welcome to the forum Rickus!! A lot of crazies around here, but we're mostly harmless...
(looks like a pretty nice repair, by the way.)
This is my first post. Been trolling and learning a bunch of new stuff. I've been out of rocketry for little over 25 years. I bought 3 kits I am soon to start building.
1. Loc aura
2. Loc weasel
3. Public Missile IO
All 3 kits are 29mm.
I do have have few Estes kits I'm going build and launch with my kids.
Ah, another BAR. Welcome.
Incidentally, trolling and lurking are not the same thing. Lurking is fine if it's what one is comfortable, but please don't troll.
I have been doing some Egg soldering the last couple days.
Wow that's quite a contraption!
When assembled, it looks like this. Printed RX case from Black Aero.
I had a semi-successful first spray painting session. My last spray painting session probably occurred in the 20th century, which, is by this time, quite a while ago.
It could have gone worse.
Attended NARAM today. Wind as favorable and far less rockets found,the corn field at the Sports range. Flew a 20 year old E15-7W in my USRockets Christmas Rocket. Had to bum an ignitor from Trip Barber as the copperhead just would not find the slot. Lots of chuffing and by the time it got off the,pad the 7 second delay was obviously going to be to long it was heading straight down at asphalt when the chute blew less than 50' off the ground. No zipper. Had a much better flight with the Launch Pad ASRAAM. Clustered C11-5s. Both lit for a nice flight
Also got to meet Vern and Gleeda Estes. Truly an honor.
Prepped another AV bay for LDRS.
Cut some small caliber centering rings from fiberboard. Worked surprising well.
Rockets: Where 50 caliber is small
She made it out there? That's great! Last year, they were seriously considering retiring from the national event circuit
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