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Building the Quest MLAS (part 2)

Now, where was I?

As far as the blog is concerned, I guess all I’d done was to fix up the badly cut end on the body tube. 359 more words

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Kapton's log

I am reluctant to admit what kinds of stuff I’ve used in the past for motor hook retention — when not using the supplied retainer sleeve, if any, on kit rockets. 321 more words

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Building the Estes Yankee (part 2)

Don’t even get me started on how much time I spent trying to paint this thing, and on how many things went wrong (some of it the paint’s fault, some of it the painter’s), and on what really should be done better but won’t be, and on freaking peel and stick decals especially when they run lengthwise and don’t want to stick on the long edges, and… just don’t. 83 more words

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Temperature today about 60°F; humidity under 50%; very light breeze. I’ll paint in weather like that.

Not the Sea Sting, because I put the first primer coat on a few days ago, and I’m basically out of primer for the second coat. 97 more words

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Just spotted these price reductions on the Estes web site:

Pro Series II Mega Der Red Max $70 down from $90
Pro Series II Nike Smoke $50 down from $80… 23 more words

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Building the Shrockets Sea Sting (part 7)

Oh look, fillets. Having neglected to put the launch lug on when I should have, I had to resort to laparoscopic techniques. I slipped the lug on a piece of 1/8″ rod. 98 more words

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Patriot down

Somehow I didn’t notice on Sunday, or until today, this:Definitely damage — or should I say destruction — inflicted not during flight but after. Crap. 113 more words

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