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2016-12-20

Red Giant - Step 5

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In this step you cut out the parachute, and attach the shroud lines. They give you sticker tabs to tape the shroud lines to the parachute and they show go from corner to corner and the middle shroud line will go from one corner across to the other corner. [More]

2016-12-19

Red Giant

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I'd first like to say I'm not sure who the manufacturer is of this model. So, if someone knows please feel free to enlighten me. This model flies on a C6-5 motor. It has an 18" parachute which I have to cut out and assemble (first time for me). It is 29" in length and weighs 3.12 oz. without ... [More]

Red Giant - Step 4

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In this step you glue the fins on and then you glue the launch lugs on. The fins are simple to glue on because they have slots for the to go. The bottom launch lugs will get glued on 6 3/8" from the bottom of the engine cap, the top launch lugs will get glued 4 3/8" from the bottom of the bottom ... [More]

Red Giant - Step 3

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In this step you glue the 2 body tubes together. I first started by glueing the tube collector to the top tube and than I glued the other side of the collector to the bottom tube. I used 5 minute epoxy to do this. [More]

Estes Taser Twin - -untitled-

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Now it is ready for some primer and paint, but it is far to cold outside to paint so I will see you guys this spring to get it primed and painted. Thank you to everyone who has joined me in this build. [More]

Red Giant - Step 2

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In this step you glue the fin can to the lower body tube, first test fit it to see if it is too tight. If it is too tight than take some sand paper and sand it till it fits the way you want it too. After I test fitted it I mixed up some epoxy and put it on the inside of the body tube that way when ... [More]

Red Giant - Step one

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In this step I took everything out and looked at it to make sure nothing was broken or missing. [More]

2016-12-10

Estes Taser Twin - Step 9

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In this step I cut out the shock cord templet out of page 2 and glue the shock cord to it, I used white glue to glue it together since it's paper. Once it is dried than you glue it inside of the body tube 1 inch from the top, I used epoxy to glue it to the body tube.I also glued the launch lug ... [More]

Estes Taser Twin - Step 8

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In this step you put the nose cone together. What I did was sanded the inside of the nose cone with 320 grit sandpaper just to help give the epoxy something to stick too. Than I applied epoxy to the inside of the nose cone and put the nose cone insert in. I also had to sand the nose cone down a ... [More]

Estes Taser Twin - Step 7

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This step isn't required but I like to do it with all of my rockets. I added fillets to the fins for the booster and upper stage. What I did is taped off the area where the fillet will be so I wouldn't get epoxy all over the rest of the rocket. It is kind of a pain to pull off the tape once the ... [More]

2016-12-09

Estes Taser Twin - Step 6

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Step 6 is just a continuation of step 5 only this will be for the upper stage fins. Sand them smooth and than round the leading edges, as I did this I realized that the fins leading edges had 3 angles to them which I think is neat. So once they are all rounded glue them on I used epoxy again, and ... [More]

2016-12-03

Estes Taser Twin - Step 5

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Step 5 is marking the lower stage 1/4" from the end of the tube, the side where the engine block is. Than sand the fins smooth and than cut them out. After they are cut out put the 3 fins together to make them even and sand the ends, then round the leading edge of the fins. After the fins have ... [More]

Estes Taser Twin - Step 4

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In this step you cut out the tube marking guide that's on page 2. Use this guide to mark the locations of the fins on the booster stage and in the upper stage. After i made the marks I took the guide off and then I used a straight edge metal ruler to make the lines. You can use a door frame to do ... [More]

2016-12-02

Estes Taser Twin

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This is my first 2 stage rocket build along with my first time doing a build thread. So any tips are welcome and appreciated. My brother got me back into rocketry so I thank him for that. It is starting to become a family thing for us, we had our first ever rocket competition over thanksgiving, ... [More]

Estes Taser Twin - Step 3

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This step is just glueing the upper stage to the body tube, what I did is I sanded the other side of the coupler again with 320 sandpaper and then I mixed up some epoxy and applied it to the inside of the body tube. Than I slide the coupler into the body tube and have it a turn to make sure it was ... [More]

Estes Taser Twin - Step 2

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In this step you glue the coupler to the upper stage. To do this you mark the couple 1/2" from the end and than what I did is took some 320 gret sandpaper and roughed up the end I was going to glue. This way the epoxy has something to stick to and make a better bond. [More]

Estes Taser Twin - Step 1

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The first step is to sand the fins and round the leading edges. I skipped this step at first because the fins done get glued on until step 5. I glued the engine block into the booster tube. Make sure the engine block is even with the booster tube, I used 5 mintue epoxy to glue them together. I ... [More]

Estes Taser Twin - Unpackaging the kit

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The first step is to unpackaged the kit, and to make sure all of the parts are there and they are ok. The booster tube is a little bent but I can work with it, I believe this happened when it was shipped to the store. [More]

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