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Forum: Building Techniques 04-30-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,623
Posted By aeppel_cpm
The wine industry uses bentonite as a fining...

The wine industry uses bentonite as a fining agent to aid haze settling. It's available in a number of forms. KWK is cheap and grey. Champagne makers use forms purified to a white color.
Forum: Projects 04-13-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Not yet. Getting close. Got some painting in this...

Not yet. Getting close. Got some painting in this week.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/870/26569505517_fd7a7031bb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/GtREjH)Untitled...
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 03-28-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,481
Posted By aeppel_cpm
The tail fins are 120 degrees apart. If it...

The tail fins are 120 degrees apart. If it doesn't look that way from the pic, it's just the perspective. I think I put 5g of noseweight in it.
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 03-28-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,481
Posted By aeppel_cpm
My earlier...

My earlier thread:
http://oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=14866

I've never tried to trim it for gliding - but I don't think it would.

My younger boy burned through a bunch of B4 and B6 motors...
Forum: Cardstock Rocketry 03-28-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,481
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I made a BT50 based model using a cardstock plan...

I made a BT50 based model using a cardstock plan with a foam core 'wing'. I used the vacu-formed PNC-50 from Apogee. With a couple sinkers glued into the nose, it flies great as a rocket. Simple...
Forum: RockSim Asylum 03-23-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,310
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I love the Hummingbird. Picked up an already...

I love the Hummingbird. Picked up an already built one in a shop in something like 1979. Loved it. Don't recall when I lost it.

I've built BT20, BT50 and BT60 sizes. The BT60 size ejected the...
Forum: Projects 02-21-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks Jeffy. I've been practicing embossing. ...

Thanks Jeffy.

I've been practicing embossing. This is Tyvek. I'm looking for some ammonia based window cleaner to try the cardstock again.

It's not quite right - my boy printed mis-matching...
Forum: Projects 02-20-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I'm setting up to fly a few ways: 1) Single...

I'm setting up to fly a few ways:

1) Single motor in External Tank with RC glider recovery. Boosters stay with ET.
2) Single motor in ET, Glider RC, SRBs separate w/chutes. Quantum in ET, Quarks in...
Forum: Projects 02-20-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Fins on carbon fiber...

Fins on carbon fiber tubes

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4618/38570455720_761181b6d7_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/21LkEHf)

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4623/39484239695_6c83496d42_c.jpg...
Forum: Projects 02-01-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks. Iím still working on tricking out the...

Thanks.

Iím still working on tricking out the external tank before I start boring holes in the aft dome. Iím having my boy 3D print embossing plates for the intertank stringers. Fingers crossed -...
Forum: Projects 01-30-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Hollowing out the orbiter. It's from Guillows....

Hollowing out the orbiter. It's from Guillows. Slightly damaged/repaired since it seems Amazon can't ship me one intact.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4677/39953634392_2a7dc1bb04_c.jpg...
Forum: Projects 01-30-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Winter Build - 1/100 Space Shuttle

Time to show off what I did with the latest cones from Sandman. It's not paint ready yet, but it's all test fit.

Some rings and...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-10-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By aeppel_cpm
...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/07/14/bofh_2006_episode_23/

"The actual question was 'is that a 747-200F or a 747-200C'?" the PFY says.

"Yes?" the Boss says.

"And you said something like 'I...
Forum: FreeForAll 01-10-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I saw a report from the amateur sat trackers that...

I saw a report from the amateur sat trackers that the 2nd stage had been sighted over east Africa venting fuel (normal) at a time/place that implied a -higher- than initially guessed orbit.

And the...
Forum: Projects 11-28-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks for the suggestions. I've used contact...

Thanks for the suggestions. I've used contact cement and 5-min epoxy in the past, too. I find the epoxy seems to do a bit better with the uneven surfaces.
Forum: Projects 11-28-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By aeppel_cpm
It looks pretty clean. Not crushed, just snapped....

It looks pretty clean. Not crushed, just snapped.

Any preferred adhesive, Frank, for the white expanded PS - the stuff that crumbles into little balls? I hav one of the Loctite 'foam safe' kits...
Forum: Projects 11-27-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Foam glider shipping frustration

So far I'm two for two, trying to order a Guillow's space shuttle via Amazon.

Is it hopeless? Will I always get one with one or more wing tips broken off? Shall I give up trying return/reorder and...
Forum: Model Rocket History 11-06-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,155
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I bought an unopened box (8 4 packs??) of B4-3s...

I bought an unopened box (8 4 packs??) of B4-3s from a fellow rocketeer a couple years ago. They are -awesome- in the original scale Estes Blender, or my mini Photon Disruptor.

I have a 13mm based...
Forum: Projects 10-25-2017, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 815
Posted By aeppel_cpm
I like mini motors. I have a number of old...

I like mini motors. I have a number of old Centuri 13mm B4-3s that do great with BT5-BT20 rockets.

Since I often post from my phone, and YORF doesn't like its photos, and Photobucket had kicked...
Forum: WOOSH News 10-04-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,067
Posted By aeppel_cpm
As the referenced thread notes, you can attach...

As the referenced thread notes, you can attach pictures to a post with the 'manage attachments' tool below the test editor. But the image size is limited to well below what smartphones now produce. ...
Forum: Plans 10-02-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks. IIRC, I printed your sheet at 100% to...

Thanks.

IIRC, I printed your sheet at 100% to get the pattern for the balsa. Then I ran it through Illustrator, traced it to vector art, and then rearranged the halves into the butterfly form. ...
Forum: Plans 10-02-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Let's try...

Let's try Flickr

https://flic.kr/p/Z4Dsfi

Hmmm.... can't get the BBCode from the Flickr mobile app. But from the desktop...
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4431/37453592701_e19766d48c_c.jpg...
Forum: Plans 10-02-2017, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Those are the patterns I used for the built up...

Those are the patterns I used for the built up fins. Worked great.
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,048
Posted By aeppel_cpm
[QUOTE=Jerry Irvine]While on this topic why don't...

[QUOTE=Jerry Irvine]While on this topic why don't they have a 29mm Blender kit? Why pay less for power?[QUOTE]

29mm Blender = awesome g80 flights!
38mm Quinstar = more awesomer.
Forum: Plans 10-02-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,482
Posted By aeppel_cpm
Thanks for the tip. I've read many good things...

Thanks for the tip. I've read many good things about the Krylon clears. All my base and color coats are Rusto 2X - and I really dislike the end result of the 2X Clear. I've been wary of mixing...
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