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Location: Fairfield, CA

Certification Level: L0

Club Memberships: LUNAR,SARG

Favorite Rockets: Carded; MMX; Old School; BAR

2021-08-31

Mega Der Red Max build 2021 - Putting the MDRM together

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I attached the fins to the body tube using Titebond II; then I applied fillets using Fix-it epoxy. No need to worry about Titebond bubbles or wells when they are covered up and help Fix-it epoxy adhere better.   Paint is done! I used Rust-Oleum Gloss Protective Enamel Sunrise ... [More]

2021-08-30

BT60 Blue Bird Zero from new Mean Machine - Engine

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I probably wont, but I'm really thinking of installing this in the BT-60 Upscale BBZ. My guess would be three C6-5's or C6-7's as I'm not sure how to configure a three motor mount in Rocksim. [More]

BT60 Blue Bird Zero from new Mean Machine - Fins

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These are the fins for the BT-60 Blue Bird Zero - They will be 1/8" balsa/bass wood and papered with Reynolds Freezer Paper. I CAREFULLY scanned them at 124% from my 1980 BBZ still in the box. I used the scaling calculator located here - https://www.rocketryforum.com/threads/estes-s ... [More]

2021-08-29

BT60 Blue Bird Zero from new Mean Machine

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Upscale BT-60 Blue Bird Zero. I will be building the BT-60 upscale (124%) of the Blue Bird Zero from the new Estes Mean Machine in image below. I intend to use the twist lock coupler from the Mean Machine in the upscale BBZ and add a baffle. I'll purchase BT-60 BBZ decals from St ... [More]

2021-08-10

Mega Der Red Max build 2021 - The MDRM Fins

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  ·    The MDRM Fins:   You get twelve sheets of wood and must attach two length wise, so at the end you have six sheets of wood to cover your three fins (one sheet per side). I just used Titebond II and pressed them together for a bit. Now I have them ... [More]

2021-08-03

Mega Der Red Max build 2021 - MDRM Centering Rings

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I’ve already attached the bottom centering ring (top of images), which was spaced using the green spacer ring, in the image to the left. I’ve created a rig (which flipped everything upside down to gain the aid of gravity) to properly space the middle centering ring. You may need squint ... [More]

Mega Der Red Max build 2021 - MDRM Nose Cone Paint

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To try and avoid paint winkles on such a big nose cone I sanded the nosecone with 220 grit sandpaper, sanded down the mold seam and wiped it down after sanding. That should clean out any mold release and prepare the nose cone for primer. I primed the nosecone and sanded it with 400 grit sandpaper ... [More]

2021-07-31

Updated! 1969 Big Bertha Paint Scheme on a Super Big Bertha.

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I redid the 1969 Big Bertha paint scheme with the following updates. Changed stripes to 2cm wide instead of 2.3cm. Shortened barber pole to 9cm long. Lowered the bottom most black stripe by 2cm thus providing more center white space. I think these changes make the model look closer to ... [More]

2021-07-28

Mega Der Red Max build 2021

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Estes Mega Der Red Max Brief Description   I’m about to start my Mega Der Red Max build.  Changes I’m thinking of implementing. Make Your Own Anti-Zipper Harness https://www.apogeerockets.com/education/downloads/Newsletter282.pdf Was going to paper, but ... [More]

Mega Der Red Max build 2021 - MDRM Parts

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Note: The MDRM has three centering rings in the motor mount. The posted Rocksim only has two. The tube came crimped from e-bay a few years ago (got the MDRM for $25 because of that), I ordered new slotted tube from Estes a while back. Included is the Super Big Bertha, going into paint so it ... [More]

2014-10-27

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor - Final MMX Note:

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This excerpt is from the Fliskits Doubles Rocket page ( http://www.fliskits.com/products/rocketkits/micromaxx/kit_detail/doubles.htm ) and refers to how staging works with MMX motors.   IMPORTANT: The NE motors have no ejection charge, but they DO have a delay charge.  This is ... [More]

2014-10-25

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor - Final Clear Coat

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Now that it's done I'm going to put a final clear coat on the rocket. [More]

2014-10-24

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor

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I've built a Bob Harrington Mini Thor and have a few pictures on the build process. I altered the Mini Thor, originally designed to run with a single A-T engine, into a two stage MMX model. You can get the Thor and many others here: http://rocketry.wordpress.com/ultimate-paper-rocket-g ... [More]

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor - Mini MMX Thor Done!

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Done. [More]

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor - Second Stage and Thor Body

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Here is the second stage and Thor body completed. Bottom of Second Stage. Streamer installed and done. [More]

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor - First Stage Done

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Here is what the completed first stage looks like with the engine installed. 1) 2) 3)         [More]

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor - Two Stage Set Up.

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Below are the paper sections for the first and second stages. Parts lay out for Two Stage MMX Mini Thor. From Left to right. 1) Thor body 2) Coupler for Thor body and second stage. 3) Second stage MMX guts 4) First stage MMX guts.  This build is set up like most ... [More]

Two Stage MMX Paper Thor - Tube wrap and glue

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Before wrapping the tubes, edge any areas of the paper where the printing is black with black sharpie. This will reduce white lines exposed by the edges. Don't do this with the yellow and tan segments as you'll see where the ink bleeds. below is a white inner tube segment that will get black ... [More]

2014-10-02

Flutter-By Caught!

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So I was painting my Flutter-By (Centuri Style); doing 10 minute intervals of red paint. In between painting, my Flutter-By was caught by a spider... [More]

Flutter-By Caught! - Perhaps..

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I'll just leave the remains of the fly and spider thread in the paint and keep the story and imagery. Neither spider or fly can stop the Flutter-By... [More]

Flutter-By Caught! - Perhaps..

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I'll just leave the remains of the fly and spider thread in the paint and keep the story and imagery. Neither spider or fly can stop the Flutter-By... [More]

Flutter-By Caught! - It gets worse

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The other side has a fly stuck to the fin / wing. Oh, Flutter-By #%@$! [More]

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