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Forum: Current Kit Talk Today, 05:19 PM
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Posted By BEC
I suppose. It'd be ugly but it would work. I'd be...

I suppose. It'd be ugly but it would work. I'd be tempted to just test the joint for firmness...or maybe flow a little thin CA into the joint which is right at the top of the topmost ribbed section.
Forum: Current Kit Talk Today, 05:18 PM
Replies: 165
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Posted By BEC
It actually looks iike it might have been CA. The...

It actually looks iike it might have been CA. The parts where the joint failed are both painted black....and I'm wondering if that's part of the problem.

I'm also rather surprised at just how many...
Forum: Current Kit Talk Today, 03:36 PM
Replies: 165
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Posted By BEC
I was happy to see that. Hopefully they're...

I was happy to see that. Hopefully they're stuffing printed versions in the boxes that are still in-house in Penrose....as well as getting that added to any subsequent production lots.

I am...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 06-19-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 165
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Posted By BEC
I just got a chance to review some of Jim...

I just got a chance to review some of Jim Wilkerson's pictures taken at last Saturday's launch. I don't think the S-V that we though shed a fin on boost on a D10 did so after all. The "on the 'chute"...
Forum: Projects 06-18-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By BEC
I'm familiar with drilling delays in the context...

I'm familiar with drilling delays in the context that I fly 24 and 29mm CTI motors. I also have the tools for both the new RMS motors (such as the 24/60 loads you allude to) and the other one that...
Forum: Projects 06-17-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By BEC
Not too worried about that..... :)

Not too worried about that..... :)
Forum: Projects 06-17-2019, 12:30 AM
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Views: 888
Posted By BEC
This is very interesting. Iím not sure I...

This is very interesting. Iím not sure I personally would act on this information, but I appreciate knowing this. Thanks.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 06-16-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
Well at least with that kind of power you can...

Well at least with that kind of power you can afford the nose weight that will be needed to make it stable.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 06-16-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
We had three of these at yesterday's club launch....

We had three of these at yesterday's club launch. One flew on a C6-3 and it was a very nice straight flight. The second flew on an Aerotech D10-3. It got going in a hurry but appeared to tip off a...
Forum: Mission Control 06-06-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,927
Posted By BEC
And here is a map of the IAC:...

And here is a map of the IAC: https://www.modelaircraft.org/system/files?file=documents/National%20Flying%20Site%20Map.pdf

According to the NARAM-61 web site the sport range will be set up on Site 1...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 05-31-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
Hmmmmm......Iíll have to check the one Iím flying...

Hmmmmm......Iíll have to check the one Iím flying for that. Itís stayed together for three flights so far.
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 05-30-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By BEC
Even so James Duffy will know or he will know who...

Even so James Duffy will know or he will know who knows.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 05-30-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
I donít think the hex-shaped ejection charge...

I donít think the hex-shaped ejection charge container is the problem here (as it is if the upper end of a motor hook is past a certain length) - the opening in the upper ring is plenty big enough to...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 05-29-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
*sigh* First and third pictures shows motor NOT...

*sigh*

First and third pictures shows motor NOT properly engaged with the ring at the top of the motor mount even though it feels as if it's stopped against something. Second and fourth pictures...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 05-28-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
In my case all three flights were at Sixty Acres...

In my case all three flights were at Sixty Acres park in Redmond, Washington. The wind does get "interesting" higher, but not quite like that!
Forum: Current Kit Talk 05-28-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
As John said this morning - there is no way these...

As John said this morning - there is no way these models are unstable. What people are calling "unstable" has to be due to winds, dirty launch rods (so slower than normal boosting) and/or not getting...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 05-28-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
I would call the conditions for each flight...

I would call the conditions for each flight "light and variable" or a little more. In looking at my uploaded FlightSketch data, it is showing winds as follows:

Flight 1 - May 5th - Estes C6-3 -...
Forum: Building Techniques 05-28-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 634
Posted By BEC
I expect he means Centuri ST-20 tubing (which...

I expect he means Centuri ST-20 tubing (which is/was available from eRockets/Semroc). Itís 2.0 inches ID with a .021 wall thickness.
Forum: FreeForAll 05-28-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By BEC
This is one place where I agree 100% with GH....

This is one place where I agree 100% with GH. This is an incredible project and I, too, appreciate you sharing it here.
Forum: Current Kit Talk 05-27-2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
200 feet is about how high it goes on a C6-3....

200 feet is about how high it goes on a C6-3. Dirty launch rod? Too much wind?



Not true. See attached pictures. Both the Estes C6-3 and the Q-Jet C12-4 fit in and you can put the retainer on...
Forum: FreeForAll 05-07-2019, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By BEC
I know thatís quite a chain of modes youíd need...

I know thatís quite a chain of modes youíd need to string together to use the ESC braking function along with the other things youíve got going....but at least itís another avenue to look at which...
Forum: FreeForAll 05-06-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By BEC
I don't recall seeing many choices in left-hand...

I don't recall seeing many choices in left-hand rotation blades for Graupner (or Sonic Tronics) folding props back then (and I haven't looked lately).

George, sorry to see the carnage....

I don't...
Forum: Plans & Publications 04-24-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By BEC
Scott, This is the top of the first page of...

Scott,

This is the top of the first page of ďStarHauler.pdfĒ in that .zip.....looks like the parts are described here in Estes part terms. But the payload section in the picture is red tinted like...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 04-24-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
I can say that the 2160 Saturn V is far and away...

I can say that the 2160 Saturn V is far and away the nicest RTF Iíve ever seen, now that I have two in hand. The one I opened is on display on its F-1 nozzles/display base now. Plastic does have its...
Forum: Current Kit Talk 04-23-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 12,983
Posted By BEC
THAT doesn't surprise me. I have never ordered...

THAT doesn't surprise me. I have never ordered from Belleville for exactly that reason.

Good luck figuring out where your shipment is.
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