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Old 03-23-2018, 02:43 AM
BARGeezer BARGeezer is offline
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Default EVR Star Scythe build

This will be a build of the EVR (Echo Victor Rocketry) Star Scythe. For background and a picture of the completed rocket please read this thread:

I received a response back from EV, he sent me detailed, well written and illustrated assembly instructions. Apparently a few years ago he was planning to kit this design, but the numbers didn't work out so he shelved this. So together with the fins from Semroc/erockets, instructions, and parts from my stash, I only needed a couple of things to start building. Here we go:

The parts:
BT-60 body tube
PNC-60 nose cone
20-60 centering rings
Laser cut fin set
Engine tube, thrust ring, hook, and mylar hook retainer
18" parachute pak (sub for 16" pak)
Elastic shock cord, kevlar cord
Tube marking guide, fin alignment guide, and canopy template (not shown)
Adhesive backed letter size label paper (to paper the fins)

Upon first glance at the fins, my concern was for the way the grain ran . It was cut near perpendicular to the pointy fin tips. Very susceptible to damage upon landing. I will be painting the wood with thin CA to fortify them prior to papering. Will also paint the paper skins with CA after attaching to the fins. Hopefully that might mitigate any landing damage. Will finish up tonight by assembling the motor mount. Painted fins and motor mount will be dry by tomorrow. TBC
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