Wildman Punisher Build

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  1. Jan 7, 2019 #1

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    I have been eying these for a long time, and couldn't pass up on the Black Saturday price. My roommate and I plan on traveling to several launches this year to shoot videos for my youtube channel. This is the perfect travel rocket!



    I started by assembling the motor tube, leaving half an inch free on the rear end for an Aeropack. I wrapped some mylar around the epoxied Kevlar strap and used some painter's tape to fully impregnate the kevlar and allowed the epoxy to dry.



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    I'm using the classic carbon/west systems injection method, because I have had a gallon of WS for like 6 years and it still sets up just fine! I gotta use it one way or another.

    I also may get relentless and chuck an L1000 in there at some point, so let's build it right!



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    Fins sanded and tacked in, first full mock-up!

    That's all for the time being, fillets to come, then I'll be thinking up a paint job!


    I know there's a couple big kits I've left open ended, so it feels good to get a kit almost done this rapidly!


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  4. Jan 8, 2019 #4

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    Will be watching this one. Want one of these myself!
     
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    The Punisher is a great kit that offers some good flexibility on the field. It's light enough that you can fly it with small motors when conditions warrant, and it's robust enough to take the largest motor you can shove up the tailpipe. I've had a 4" Punisher for a few years that I fly the crap out of using everything from 2gr to 6gr 75mm motors, and I've just started building the 3" version to add to my fleet. Good luck and enjoy flying it!
     
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    Following this build as well. My 3" Punisher is still in the box. I am planning on trying out fin pockets on this build when I assemble the motor mount. I am also trying to decide to use this or my Darkstar Jr for Level 1 cert flight.
     
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    Favorite rocket in my fleet by far, with the 4" Punisher as a close second. Fits fully assembled in the backseat of a WRX and tough as nails! K1100T's and K2050ST's are lovely in these.
     
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    I never can quite get the chopped CF mixed in enough to settle fashionably, but they'll be secure. I'm not sweatin!


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    My first experience with Rocketpoxy. Thick stuff! I like it!



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    You don’t have enough holes you should have at least 3
     
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    I have the 4" Punisher sitting in the box, too, from the last Wildman sale and I also bought Rockketpoxy. For pouring epoxy through the drilled holes in the Punisher walls would it be best to use something like West Systems rather than Rocketpoxy? If so, which West Systems epoxy should I use?
     
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    Thanks, Wayco!
     
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    Bob, I use Aeropoxy 6209, with a pinch of chopped carbon, for injecting internal fillets. It’s a gooey mess trying to get it into the syringe, but it works. Wayne is right. There is no chance you could get Rocketpoxy to go through the syringe.
     
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    Thanks, Joe. I still got those syringes that you gave me.
     
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    AT 54/1706 is a favorite size for me - my go to motor is a K1103X ..chock full of N's

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