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Building the Quest MLAS (part 1)

I have, let me see, six rockets in progress — Saber, Yankee, Photon Disruptor, Habanero, Sea Sting, and Jupiter C — and they’re all at the point where they need spray paint, and it was raining and windy Saturday. 702 more words

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Building the Glencoe Jupiter C (PMC) (part 6)

From this Rocksim file linked from M. C. Fischer’s build page the center of pressure should be about a caliber behind the join between the two tank sections, so I loaded up the rocket with parachute and C6 motor and found (by putting Silly Putty on the nose) it’d need about 28 g nose weight to balance at the join. 67 more words

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Building the Estes Photon Disruptor (part 5)

Next the big fins went on. The Estes guide was useful only as a way of standing the body tube up.

Oh, a bit of advice on these fins, large and small. 249 more words

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Building the Glencoe Jupiter C (PMC) (part 5)

Why the heck is there a launch lug taped to the side of this rocket? I’m sure there must have been a reason. Hm, well, why don’t I glue it on and maybe it’ll come to me. 88 more words

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Building the Glencoe Jupiter C (PMC) (part 4)

Last night’s club presentation was good, and it gave me confidence that for the most part what I’ve been planning is reasonable. Quality of execution, that’s another matter, but at least I have the general idea. 375 more words

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Building the Glencoe Jupiter C (PMC) (part 3)

Not shown here, but I glued the fins together. I omitted the pieces that are too close to the motor, and I immobilized the parts that were designed to pivot. 480 more words

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Building the Estes Photon Disruptor (part 4)

After priming and sanding and priming and sanding, here are the parts ready for some gluing. First the centering rings go on the front of the rear body tube. 230 more words

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