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Zero dollar scratch build, Harpoon (ish)

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vic20owner

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I was in the middle of installing new kitchen cabinets... I was holding a scrap of 1/8" ply when my wife handed me a nice 2" cardboard tube left over from a roll of heavy paper. Instantly my inner child sprang to life!

I wanted something that would fly low on a D, but stay under 300' for the small parks nearby. On an E it will fly nicely.

I hollowed out the nose cone to make it lighter. I will be installing a baffle around the coupler so no wadding will be required. Will probably install a 24mm mount so I can fly it on Estes D and Aerotech E motors.

Total cost zero dollars! Well, not really zero since I purchased all this random stuff (paint, tools, etc) over the past few years.. but you know what I mean. Once you have all that it's a free rocket.

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Looks great!
 

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Love nothing more than re-purposed "stuff". Very nice job:) on the nc also
 

Tobor

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Very nice. I like the lathe also.
 

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That looks great. Did you just happen to have a big chunk of balsa laying around, or is the nose cone a different wood?
 
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