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Old 07-25-2018, 04:44 PM
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Now with the retainer cap screwed on.
Old 07-25-2018, 06:47 PM
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Next came the wrap for the upper first stage, interstage and lower second stage area. This is simply applied as one piece.
Old 07-25-2018, 07:28 PM
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The beginning of scratch building the aft interstage using 0.030 sheet styrene for the base.
Old 07-25-2018, 07:31 PM
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And now starting to lay down the 1 mm x 1 mm stringers.
Old 07-25-2018, 07:34 PM
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Almost done.
Old 07-26-2018, 07:25 AM
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The stringers are all layed down.
Old 07-26-2018, 08:30 PM
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Access panel has been made and installed.
Old 07-26-2018, 08:33 PM
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These are found on the lower section of the fin shrouds. I believe they act as diversionary air damns. Two on each shroud.
Old 07-27-2018, 08:05 AM
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Love your attention to detail with this build
Old 07-27-2018, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by dkaniel
Love your attention to detail with this build
Thank you, and there's plenty more coming.
Old 07-27-2018, 03:03 PM
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Umbilical connector, vent drain valves and access panel made from sheet and tubular styrene.
Old 07-27-2018, 03:47 PM
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These connectors and fill and drain valves go down at the bottom of the first stage.
Old 07-28-2018, 11:38 AM
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Vents were penciled in then drilled out on the aft interstage.
Old 07-28-2018, 11:41 AM
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Now details are being added to the rocket. This is the top of the second stage.
Old 07-28-2018, 03:46 PM
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Some of the friendly folks working here.


More great people behind the counter.


The table I work at along with my David Weeks drawings.


An empty early morning shot with my Z4 in front.

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The lower half at my 'work space' in Starbucks.
Old 07-29-2018, 05:34 PM
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Detail for the lower wrap on the third stage.
Old 07-29-2018, 09:19 PM
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I'm using Flite Metal on the two APS units. I'll see how this works before determining whether or not I'll switch to paint instead.
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Four hold down posts found at the bottom of the first stage.
Old 07-30-2018, 03:27 PM
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Umbilical connector and fill valve at the bottom of the second stage.
Old 07-31-2018, 09:42 AM
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I used metal etched and resin parts from Oz Mods and Shapeways. Shapeways did the lower radiator panels, everything else is from Oz Mods.
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The resin piece that came with the kit was undersized so I created my own from balsa.
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This was undersized by 40%. Not happy with the quality from the manufacturer, especially when you've shelled out $450.00 for this. I expect better.
Old 08-03-2018, 07:19 AM
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Two portholes drilled out and inserts glued in.
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Holes drilled for vents.


Vents installed ready for sanding.

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