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Building the LOC Norad (part 7)

NORAD’s done. I shot it with Dull Coat, put on rail buttons and an Estes retainer (I should’ve left more motor tube sticking out, but I think it’ll be okay; it’s epoxied to both the tube and the centering ring), and rigged the shock cord. 71 more words

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Building the NewWay Too Square (part 5)

I put the fins on, and the (square) launch lugs,
and I discovered the v-notches in my Saranac carton may be good for supporting round rockets, but they’re even better for square ones. 124 more words

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Building the NewWay Too Square (part 4)

I was willing to accept the spiral filling job on the section of the tube with the holes because, holes, but for the forward end of the tube, it wasn’t good enough. 192 more words

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Building the Semroc Point (part 3)

Here’s the nose cone. The fins are very rough especially at the back, but they won’t be seen and drag is not exactly a prime concern here. 174 more words

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Building the NewWay Too Square (part 3)

The spirals are going to need more work. Meanwhile I painted the stuffer tube. And no, I did not fill the spirals on it.

I was in the hobby store buying a can of Testors Dull Coat for the NORAD, and noticed the Lime Ice lacquer. 234 more words

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Building the NewWay Too Square (part 2)

The annoying thing about this kit is the body tube. Not because it’s square but because of the spirals. They’re deep and wide enough that… look, I am not anal about tube spirals. 847 more words

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Building the LOC Norad (part 6)

I put the decals on. There were a lot. It went okay. The wraparound ones stretched surprisingly much, given how careful I tried to be not to pull too hard on them, so the carefully measured length failed to match the diameter after all. 91 more words

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