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Rick Barnes's Long Tom

Mostly stock build of the Estes update of the old Centuri design, though I added an ejection baffle per the original.  This rocket is now finished and flight ready, though it'll probably be a long winter before it does fly.  I painted it in the traditional livery, with the exception of making one fin pair red to give it even more of a sounding rocket look. I'm slightly disappointed that the red in the kit's decals isn't more opaque.  It looks ok over white paint (if ever so slightly pinkish), but the red decals applied to the black fins are definitely muted, not as bright red as I'd hoped.  Otherwise, its an excellent kit and builds well.

Decals:Waterslide
Diameter:1.3300 inches
Fin Material:Balsa
Kit Name:Long Tom
Length:33.2500 inches
Manufacturer:Estes
Model:003016
Motor Size:18 millimeters
Power:Low-Power
Recommended Motors:B6-0/B6-6, B6-0/C6-7, C6-0/B6-6, C6-0/C6-7
Recovery:Parachute
Skill Level:2
Style:Multi-Stage
Type:Kit
Weight:3.2000 ounces

 

     

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