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Old 12-07-2018, 10:39 PM
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I cloned a Farside X a few years ago for NARAM 54 and finished it like the one on the back cover of the '66 and'67 Estes catalogs.

http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/ca...s66/66estb.html

I had asked SEMROC about having basswood fins cut and Carl sent me a set. I was unable to attend, so I don't recall what the Pod Bay Doors flew it on, but it flew successfully and won Team division thanks to the mission points for stages.
I did not cant the first stage fins.

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Old 12-08-2018, 11:44 AM
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I have a few but I don't know their history. I think some came from a garage sale so I guess mine are just "collectibles".


Come on, O.G., put one of those things in your most prized Sprint. We live once.

Chas, that one is beautiful! I can certainly see using that paint scheme on one in the future.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:49 PM
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My Astron Sprint has flown more on the B14-7 than any other motor.
A close second is the C6-7...always get it back too.
It has flown on an Aerotech D10 to an insane height once. Winds were nil. Landed within 100' of my backyard launch pad.
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Thanks! These are basswood. I'd actually cloned the standard Farside first, with balsa fins. The balsa was so thin I had to fight to keep it from warping. Flew it once, C6-0, B6-0, B6-6. The C6-0 barely got it off the pad. By second stage ignition it was parallel to the ground. Never found the sustainer. The nose cone is Semroc balsa, and I am pretty proud of the way it came out.

I think this may have been the first time I tried straight strips of wood and clothes pins to ensure fin alignment, per your tutorial. Worked great.
Could you direct me to that fin "affixation" tutorial? I help (from a distance, providing some supplies) a teacher in Eagle, Alaska with model rocketry, and that sounds like a perfect technique that she could teach her class during building sessions. As well, congratulations on trying something--and succeeding--that I despaired of ever recovering all parts of: the Astron Farside (either version). Thank you!
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Thanks, and happy to help.

http://www.forums.rocketshoppe.com/...ghlight=farside

Additional visuals used on his Laser-X are located here:

http://www.forums.rocketshoppe.com/...ghlight=bracing

Brilliant.
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