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Old 07-01-2012, 08:30 AM
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I won a bag of mid power parts in a raffle at GARLO 2012 in Champaign, IL yesterday. But, since I have never built anything that size, I'm not sure what to do with them.

What I have looks about like that Rocwerks Reactor with a twin 24mm engine mount. Since it is a bag of parts there are no fins included. The closest thing I have seen, that I like, is the Little John missile.

Only real problem is that I have never done through wall fins or a dual engine mount. And, have no idea how to attach the 24" parachute. All I have ever used are the tri-fold Estes type shock cords...
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:57 AM
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Do some digging in the various mid-power forums, that should give you everything you need. I'd be happy to take it off your hands otherwise.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:35 PM
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It's free so experiment, build, and fly. You won't be out any cash if you mess something up.
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:16 PM
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It wasn't complete, so I'll have to spend a little. Just thought there might be enough folks here with BT-80 rockets to get some ideas before I commit to a semi Little John.
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It wasn't complete, so I'll have to spend a little. Just thought there might be enough folks here with BT-80 rockets to get some ideas before I commit to a semi Little John.
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I've got a bunch of BT-80 rockets, up to 7.67" dia.

TTW isn't hard to do and there are several easy options for mounting your shock cord.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:40 PM
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If any of that information is here point the way!
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:52 PM
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Well, after watching several Apogee videos, I got a good start on it. I had almost forgotten those videos were there, let alone showing the techniques I needed. And, I was surprised how fast Tim answered all my questions.

So, here is what I have so far. Engine mount and fins dry fitted. My make shift baffle is still drying...
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:19 AM
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I painted it red with white fins to see how it would look.

Can't seem to come up with a name though. So far I'm going with "Double D".
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:06 AM
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Looks good.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:37 PM
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Unlike some of you, I don't fill in spirals.

After landing in the dry dirt of a corn field and being repaired, the spiral is about the only detail left on some of my rockets.

But, I have the baffle glued in and it is looking good so far. Still not sure if I want the fins white or yellow. Some of the paint jobs I've seen red and yellow look really sharp.
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