Author Topic: Madcow 2.6" Patriot  (Read 1505 times)

Offline RKeller

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Madcow 2.6" Patriot
« on: September 22, 2016, 09:15:51 PM »
Picked up a thinwall fiberglass patriot at LDRS last year, bout time I stick some fins in it! I plan on flying this primarily on Loki 120 G motors, but it would be fun on a 240 with a chute release...

so to start, I washed the parts, sanded, added a 1/4" kevlar loop to the motor tube, glued on the forward centering ring leaving off the aft, then now this...

This is the Dave McCann set it on the finguide and have a beer method... it was a fine pilsner beer...

I used 15 minute epoxy for everything but I mixed in a some milled fiberglass to give it a little extra strength and thicken it up a little.
Riley Keller
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I'm addicted to building stuff, rockets are just a way to get high

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Re: Madcow 2.6" Patriot
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 10:53:10 AM »
A fine alignment method ;)

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Re: Madcow 2.6" Patriot
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2016, 02:51:25 PM »
I got this in the mail! this might me a challenging decal set to put on....
Riley Keller
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L2 25 June 2015 Rocketry Warehouse DYOK, CTI L1030RL 14.7k ft mach 1.57

I'm addicted to building stuff, rockets are just a way to get high

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Re: Madcow 2.6" Patriot
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2016, 11:59:57 AM »
There doesn't look to be anything there that's all that tricky.  The biggest issue will be getting the wraps started in the right spot so that the stripe blocks align however they're supposed to be.  I've had good luck with spraying the back of the decal with a mild soap solution so that the graphics can be repositioned if needed, though the last several ones I didn't bother and was able to pull them straight and true first shot.  It just takes a little practice. 
Rick Barnes