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Leo

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Nope, not the Executioner.

Keep trying. I know it's getting difficult and I know that one fin set is going to be too difficult for most even though there is a subtle hint to which rocket they belong. BTW, not only Estes fins are shown.
 

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Nope, not the Executioner.

Keep trying. I know it's getting difficult and I know that one fin set is going to be too difficult for most even though there is a subtle hint to which rocket they belong. BTW, not only Estes fins are shown.
Not to keep throwing things at the wall until something sticks, but my other choice is Maxi Alpha
 

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It's 106 degrees outside and Pandemic Rocket Junior wants to flush out some pandemics over at Jesse Owens Park. This is a tough location, with rows of mature pines. A rocket can get hung up on the way down.
#Pandemic #Covid19 #Rockets #reactionvideos
 

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It's 106 degrees outside...
I had light to moderate frost on the ground this morning. There's a little snow expected tomorrow and Saturday. And yes, I am in the northern hemisphere, well below the Arctic Circle, at a mere 1046 ft altitude.
 

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Yes, “left for work” does sound bizarre right now. ;)
Yeah, we've had a different corona experience than many. She does marketing for a pharmaceutical company deemed essential, so her team was told to return to work (even though her job could just as easily be done from home). I can't do 80% of my job from home, so I still go in and get to "enjoy" the reduced traffic and parking.
 

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Had 3 flights today. 2 ended up wet and 1 came down quick because of a chute issue. All 3 will be just fine though.
Bumble bertha
 

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Spray can, rusto 2x gloss black and 'special' metallic gold. Sprayed gold after about 30 mins. :)
Certainly looks great in the picture. I always assumed that the recommendation for black undercoat applied to gold as well as silver.
 

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Finished building Everglades Mosquito. Building 13 mm version seen near the fin tip. Filleted Goblinoid (backround).20200507_191759.jpg
 

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Worked on my LaserLOC 2.23 motor mount today.

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The LaserLOC is marketed as a minimum diameter rocket with av bay and payload section capable of a mile high on an H73M but that can be also flown in the Mid Power range using only the booster and nosecone on an F motor to 750 feet. Note the 29mm Aeropack 38 to 29 mm adapter. Weighs under the 3.1 lb limit in the Mid Power configuration.

Right up my alley: Full house for Snow Ranch and mid power at Gibson Ranch County Park.

Shipments from Badass Rocketry and Amazon arrived today: A set of BT 3-fin guides that live up to the Badass name, my MakerBeam 10x10mm by 900m rail, and Evergreen plastic I and H beams for use as conformal launch lugs on my BT20 Micro Mamba.

I’ve been haunting the Knight Mfg site and have my eye on an FLP-42 pad for class 1 rocket launches when I leave the Peoples Republic of California for a free state. High Desert Freedom Launch, baby! In the interim an Amazon Basics speaker stand ($30-$35) and a 6’ rail will fill the role. If anyone asks, my binoculars on the accessory mount will hopefully distract them.
 

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Tested watered-down Elmer's Wood Glue and parchment paper as balsa filler for fins. Test successful, on to practical application.
So you papered the fins with water down wood glue. Any idea on the ratio of water to the glue. Otherwise isn't that the reason to use white glue for paper......it is water down and spreads a lot easier.
 

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Went to animal motor works and got some CTI G motors and a rocket and a 18" parachute
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Loc precision vulcanite
2 G54
1 G57
1 G68
1 G118
 

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Started some of this last night, but what's a few hours among friends. Current projects in foreground.
Built 13mm Mosquito just to have it next to the Everglades Mosquito.
Primed bottom part of Tube Stack. I just had to paint something!
Working on unnamed project which is closest to the viewer. Reversed fins (ala Mars Snooper) are being investigated on OR. Will use cool nozzle that came with the Estes designer special.
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Finished up this one. Looking forward to getting a chance to fly here soon! 4" Madcow Defiance, beveled fins, chromed 4" boat tail and a stepped aluminum upgraded nosecone. Graphics by stickershock
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