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tbzep 12-07-2018 12:15 PM

Astron Farside Poll
 
Hey Astron Farside and Farside-X builders...

Doug Sams 12-07-2018 12:42 PM

I went up one thickness step on the fins, too. IIRC, the 1st stage plans called for 1/16" and I opted for 3/32" (along with a 24mm MMT and no canting of the fins).

Doug

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BEC 12-07-2018 01:23 PM

I built a Farside-X as a kid and am sure that I built it according to the instructions (though I don't have it around to prove that). Several years ago, when I built a Farside for a local Classic Model competition I built it from Semroc parts and followed the instructions with respect to the canted fins (and pretty much everything else). It works very nicely.

sandman 12-07-2018 02:31 PM

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No cant on the fins for me. Not sure why but I did go with a different color scheme.

LeeR 12-07-2018 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Doug Sams
I went up one thickness step on the fins, too. IIRC, the 1st stage plans called for 1/16" and I opted for 3/32" (along with a 24mm MMT and no canting of the fins).

Doug

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Doug,

Did you just increase the booster fins to 3/32, or use it for all stages? Ive been thinking Id use the Semroc kit, but just build a separate booster for 24mm motor, and use 3/32 basswood for fins.

stefanj 12-07-2018 05:40 PM

@Sandman That's a beautiful paint scheme!

sandman 12-07-2018 05:42 PM

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@Sandman That's a beautiful paint scheme!


Gee, thanks. :)

John Brohm 12-07-2018 06:05 PM

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Mine was built completely stock, with the 1/16" thick canted balsa fins

astronwolf 12-07-2018 06:51 PM

None of the above. I built it with straight fins, but not because of OCD. I am not OCD.

Doug Sams 12-07-2018 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by LeeR
Did you just increase the booster fins to 3/32, or use it for all stages? Ive been thinking Id use the Semroc kit, but just build a separate booster for 24mm motor, and use 3/32 basswood for fins.
I used 3/32" in all three stages. I had to go look at it first, tho, to be sure :)

I'm not big on basswood, but I've papered a few fins. In the case of this rocket, other than going up to 3/32", I didn't beef up any other pieces.

Altho I did fake the payload section - it's actually noseblow. With the length of the designed payload section, a lot of torque can be imparted to the lower airframe via the transition with the result that the body tube opening tends to get hogged out over time making for a loose fit. And that can also result in the payload section becoming misaligned. So I opted to make it permanently attached :)

Doug

[Edit]BTW, Here's a look from all sides.


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