Tags » Model Rockets

Cheaprocs

Estes has some rocket bundles on sale — drawn from the same set of kits they put on sale every holiday weekend; no, you’re still not getting a deal on the Mega Der Red Max, but: 81 more words

Model Rockets

Building the Estes Xarconian Cruiser (part 3)

Back to the bench again. In the past I’ve once or twice used wood filler on uncut balsa sheets, then sanded, and then cut out fins, and it’s worked out pretty well. 388 more words

Model Rockets

Uni Knot

Chris Michielssen recommends the Uni Knot for tying shock cords. Here’s a graphic showing how it’s tied. For fishing line you need five or seven wraps but for thicker cords, Eero Fluge says you can use three or four wraps for a cleaner knot. 29 more words

Model Rockets

Building the Estes Xarconian Cruiser (part 2)

I’ve never been particularly careful about paying attention to weight during a build (mine or the kit’s); this time I think I’ll try going to the other extreme. 460 more words

Model Rockets

Repair time II

I thought the Test to Destruction popped a fin at the root. Turns out the fin broke in two near the root edge. What can I say, I built it to survive flight and recovery, not small children. 152 more words

Model Rockets

Repair time

Before proceeding with the Xarconian Cruiser I decided to take care of some repairs.

The Retro Rebel is retired, but has a future as a display model. 201 more words

Model Rockets