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Old 06-25-2018, 10:32 PM
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Default Vintage Estes Raven Build

Here is my next vintage build, the Estes Raven, look at the short shock cord.
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:16 AM
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Here is my next vintage build, the Estes Raven, look at the short shock cord.

Yeah, those were bad, pennypinching days.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:27 AM
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That shock cord is not long enough for a BT-20 based Wizard, Yankee, or Zinger.
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Old 06-26-2018, 05:14 PM
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True, I bought tons of kits back then and never used the stock shock cords. I recently found a box full of them and tossed them out.
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The worst part about that shock cord, to me, is the thought that someone might want to give model rocketry a try, or a parent might see it as a way to encourage their child's interest in science. Say, I like the looks of this model. They build it stock and it performs as badly as we suspect. Cue disinterest.
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Old 07-24-2018, 09:23 PM
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I have been real busy, so rocket building has been slow. I finished the Raven, balsa fins treated with 3 coats of Brodak Balsa sealer, rocket received one coat of primer and toped with Old Krylon Glossy black and grey. I did scan everything and will post.
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