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Building the Squirrel Works Callisto (part 2)

The next steps have not been very photogenic, but progress in little dribs and drabs over the past several days has occurred.As promised there was one more thing done with the motor mount: I added a (pink) Kevlar leader guide straw. 262 more words

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Building the Squirrel Works Callisto (part 1)

All right, slight change of plan! A comment exchange with Chris Udy prompted me to check my local hobby shop for #2-56 threaded rod, and indeed they had it, in 1-foot lengths for something like a buck fifty. 679 more words

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Simming the Squirrel Works Callisto

Next one up (not literally) is going to be the Squirrel Works Callisto

Modified.

Cluster.

For the rocket club’s informal contest in June, ½A cluster duration, I’d found there’s no cluster kit on the market that’d be suitable. 683 more words

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Building the Estes (clone) Ranger (part 8)

I addressed the damaged fin paper the same way I did the de-glassined tubing on the Sea Sting, painting it with white glue thinned with denatured alcohol, then sanding. 118 more words

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Building the Estes (clone) Ranger (part 7)

With three fins firmly glued in place I stood the Ranger upright, with a dowel support keeping it from falling over. I found it stood just slightly off vertical on the three fins. 318 more words

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My hands are clean

If you’ve ever handled black fiber centering rings you probably know how messy they can get.

So here’s how JonRocket.com packed the ones I just bought from them:

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Building the Estes (clone) Ranger (part 6)

I’ve been reading online about people going out and launching rockets. Some of them are people who live in warm climates. Some are crazy people who launch in the snow. 437 more words

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