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High Power / Re: 2.6" Darkstar ~ Wildman Rocketry
« Last post by RKeller on July 09, 2017, 02:00:31 PM »
Next I installed the aft ring and 54mm motor mount using JB weld. Wildman includes a thin aluminum spacer to make the mount fit the thin wall 54mm tubing. it took some sanding to get the spacer and mount to fit on the tube.
Then I dry fit everything together and measured and masked for 5/8" diameter fillets.
Once I knew where I wanted the epoxy I sanded all the surfaces with 60 grit paper.

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High Power / Re: 2.6" Darkstar ~ Wildman Rocketry
« Last post by RKeller on July 09, 2017, 09:21:16 AM »
I totally forgot to get kevlar at URRF, which is one thing I really like to get direct from a vendor so you can see and feel what you're getting. my 3" Optomystic had a 30 ft 3/8" kevlar booster harness so I decided that could be 25ish feet   ;) now I have enough for the Y harness!

sanded the parts, notched the top centering ring and glued in place with 30min epoxy with some milled fiberglass mixed in. I wrapped the harness ends with electrical tape to hold it down till the epoxy set.

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High Power / 2.6" Darkstar ~ Wildman Rocketry
« Last post by RKeller on July 09, 2017, 09:15:40 AM »
URRF was a blast, and to top it off I was the lucky raffle winner of a 2.6" Wildman kit! The kit being raffled was a competitor with a 38mm mount. When I picked up up Tim was kind enough to let me swap it for a Darkstar with 54mm mount! I did't get the parts pile pic, but overall I was impressed with the kit. it's been a while since I got a kit from Tim and this all thin wall 2.6" line is pretty neat.

This kit came with 3/32 fins, so I started with my new bevel jig set to around 15 degrees. The jig uses the edge of a disk sander with the fin in a vertical position. the tilting table on the sander is what sets the angle...

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Tracking / Re: New Eggfinder Mini GPS Tracker!
« Last post by PGagnon on June 18, 2017, 09:50:29 AM »
Riley

Just read your post. OUTSTANDING!
How about a list of additional parts and where to find them. (Case etc.)

Paul G.
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High Power / Re: MAC Performance 54mm Scorpion DD
« Last post by RKeller on June 11, 2017, 10:09:03 PM »
Skip a few steps... Paint and decals from stickershock
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High Power / Re: MAC Performance 54mm Scorpion DD
« Last post by RKeller on June 11, 2017, 10:01:28 PM »
filled and sanded, retainer is glued on with jb weld.

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High Power / Re: MAC Performance 54mm Scorpion DD
« Last post by RKeller on June 11, 2017, 09:59:01 PM »
I had a small tail cone printed that will install under the 38mm retainer cap.


I buttered the edges of the fins with Rocketpoxy, stuck them in, pulled them out, added more and stuck them in again. With the Aft ring off I was able to see a good amount of epoxy on the entire edge so I stuck on the aft ring with some leftover rocketpoxy and let it cure. Once cure I did rocketpoxy fillets. The printed ring and motor mount are not glued on yet, just checking fit.

 
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Beginner's Corner / Re: OpenRocket, unexpected results...
« Last post by RKeller on May 28, 2017, 09:09:34 PM »
Open rocket kinda has a hard time with the boat tail on a V2. Where did it place the CP? I've found the V2 CP to be right at the front most point where the fins meet the body tube.
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Photo & Video Gallery / Re: URRG 5/20/2017
« Last post by DGBrown on May 28, 2017, 07:42:13 AM »
Here's a video I got off of my 4" R2. I appologize for my horrible video editing skills.
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Beginner's Corner / Re: OpenRocket, unexpected results...
« Last post by mdutch on May 28, 2017, 07:19:26 AM »
Don't you just love it when someone takes the time to figure it out, and then answers their own question? Good for you sir.
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