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Old 07-16-2017, 07:30 PM
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Default A couple of recently finished scratch builds

APRO Lander II (based on a Gary Byrum design)

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Old 07-16-2017, 07:37 PM
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Starship Avalon (inspired from the ship in the movie "Passengers")

OK to be fair this one isn't technically "completed" but it is completely "finished".

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Neil - I really like the design of the APRO Lander II !
And the finish on the Starship Avalon is outstanding.
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Congrats Neil,
Both look great!
I'm curious if the Avalon will spin on the say up.
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Old 07-16-2017, 08:21 PM
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Niel - I really like the design of the APRO Lander II !


Thanks. It's pretty closely derived from Gary Byrum's original, which I pretty much fell in love with the moment I first saw it. I did muck with the fin design just to personalize it a bit.

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And the finish on the Starship Avalon is outstanding.


Thanks, that one has been an adventure, and the design has evolved quite a bit from original conception. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

Long meandering build threads for both are on TRF.
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Congrats Neil,
Both look great!
I'm curious if the Avalon will spin on the say up.


Thanks.

It ought to spin at least *some*, but it's hard to say how much. I look forward to finding out, it should be flightworthy in time for the next launch I attend, which will be... well I'm not sure exactly.
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I REALLY LIKE your Starship Avalon. I may have to borrow those curved type fins you have on a future Estes Design.



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The APRO lander looks like a lost Centuri design.

The Avalon looks like a lost Estes design.

Would buy both.
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Excellent builds. Looking forward to your flight reports.
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APRO Lander II (based on a Gary Byrum design)

Build thread on that other forum

Love the APRO paint scheme. It needs a Centuri Laser-X sitting next to it for a family photo!
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