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The Launch Pad Pershing MGM-31A rebuild

Old 03-31-2014, 12:11 AM
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As some of you know I did not have successful flights. I am excited to rebuild this rocket with a very thin layer of fiberglass. I will post pictures and gladly accept input and advice. Please stay tuned. 5,4,3,2,1...
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Well I got the fins removed. Sanded off some paint, and put a layer of glass on the lower section of the rocket. Well I ran out of resin. I will need to get more to do the upper section and the fins. I removed the 3/16" launch lug. I was thinking about glassing on a 1/4" brass tubing for the new launch lug. Lots of sanding to be done. I'm guessing the glass I'm using is only going to add 3-4 oz of weight. I did lose the original balsa nose cone. Suggestions on where to get a new one. I do have a nose cone that will fit temporarily. I could fill with glass, and machine to look like original. This may take some time to get right.
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Glad to hear you're giving it another try, mystery.
If the nose cone is good enough to do a test flight, it might be smart to do that before investing a lot of time and money in the model. I don't think you have to do much in the way of a finish, either before the bugs are worked out.
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I have the body fiberglassed now. Some sanding to do still. Then onto the fins. I have to make 2 new fins as they were not useable. I will then epoxy them on and fiberglass the fins as well. I will test flight with the nosecone I have, and if all goes well I will try to get correct nose cone. Pics soon.

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