This is my daughters gift for 8th birthday. She thoroughly enjoyed TORC Fest 4 in November of last year. Her small rocket flew perfectly on a B something, and landed with no damage. I thought that she would enjoy something bigger, more powerful and much better looking!
These are her favorite colors: red then pink. If it were the opposite, I would have painted the airframe pink and the fins and nosecone red.
The red is X-Metal Krylon candy apple red. It is applied over a silver base. I made two changes to the Wildman Drago kit. I made my own birch plywood centering rings and I am making a fiberglass anchor for the shock cord. I followed Wildman's shock cord instructions when I built my Dark Star Lite, but options are limited if the shock cord ever needs replaced.
I wouldn't choose to paint one of my rockets these colors, but this is not about me. This rocket will be beautiful to her eyes. (in a couple of days)
As always, Mark at www.Stickershock23.com
hit a home run with these decals! He bent over backwards to explain the complexities of what I wanted to do. Because email can be clumsy at times, he even made a video to better explain a few points to me.
Also, Wildman Tim Lehr quickly shipped this kit so that I could get started on it. This kit includes the new fantastic, high quality
filament wound fiberglass nosecone.
Although her birthday isn't here yet, I just had to share with my rocketry friends here on TRF.
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