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Old 06-27-2007, 05:44 PM
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I have the 8.25". Thanks Sandman!


Great!

I can't remember when I made that change!

OK...leave me alone...I got plastic bags to stuff!

Now my wife tells me she lent her sewing machine to her sister!
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Old 06-27-2007, 07:31 PM
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Great!

I can't remember when I made that change!

OK...leave me alone...I got plastic bags to stuff!

Now my wife tells me she lent her sewing machine to her sister!

Ooohhh....someones going to get some hand stitched parachutes......Make sure you sign them
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Old 06-27-2007, 09:01 PM
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Ooohhh....someones going to get some hand stitched parachutes......Make sure you sign them



OK, that last statement just made my wifes day!
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Old 06-28-2007, 12:07 AM
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OK, using Kilz gray primer, I've primed the booster cluster and after a good drying period (I always wait at least 24 hrs), I'll finish with gloss OD or close to it.

I thought I'd be "smart" and fill in the balsa grain marks and front end of the transition. I used a product from Hobbico, called Hobbylite filler that "sands like balsa". In my opinion I waisted time and the transition is no better (maybe slightly worse) than before I started. Anyhow, I'll prime and see what it looks like. After painting, I'll attach booster fins, wrap end of booster and start on the sustainer section. Using my Dremel I've drilled 5 holes about 1/8th" into the root end in prep for Elmer's White glue. I plan to drill corresponding holes in the booster and attach . That should make a good connection. I wonder how the fillets will look, attaching white fins to an OD colored booster? I mean the Elmer's White will show won't it and the option to spray paint is not there.
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OK, using Kilz gray primer, I've primed the booster cluster and after a good drying period (I always wait at least 24 hrs), I'll finish with gloss OD or close to it.

I thought I'd be "smart" and fill in the balsa grain marks and front end of the transition. I used a product from Hobbico, called Hobbylite filler that "sands like balsa". In my opinion I waisted time and the transition is no better (maybe slightly worse) than before I started. Anyhow, I'll prime and see what it looks like. After painting, I'll attach booster fins, wrap end of booster and start on the sustainer section. Using my Dremel I've drilled 5 holes about 1/8th" into the root end in prep for Elmer's White glue. I plan to drill corresponding holes in the booster and attach . That should make a good connection. I wonder how the fillets will look, attaching white fins to an OD colored booster? I mean the Elmer's White will show won't it and the option to spray paint is not there.

I use Weld Bond. It dries crystal clear.
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Old 06-28-2007, 07:57 AM
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Be sure to scrape the paint off where the glue will go.

Don't worry about the fillet showing. The bottom wrap gets trimmed to fit right up to the fin and covers the fillet nicely. That's kind of a fiddly part.

The only part were the fillet will show is above the wrap about an inch above the wrap.

If you mess up any of the wraps or fin covers there is a pdf file on the instruction disc with extras you can print out.
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Gordon....glad to here about the wraps covering the fillets. That means I can go ahead and do mine (fillets) before I paint final......I was wondering how that would affect things.
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Well I've got the booster cluster primed and ready for painting. The fins are ready to attach. I should have that done in the next couple of days. I cleaned up the transition and it looks pretty good now.
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OK, I've cut out the pattern for the plates that go between the booster fins. What is a good way to roll the end of each plate where it butts up to the fin root?
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OK, I've cut out the pattern for the plates that go between the booster fins. What is a good way to roll the end of each plate where it butts up to the fin root?


Just pull the end of the cardstock over the sharp edge of a table.

Practice on a few pieces of scrap first.

Sorry, I thought everybody knew that.
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