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PaulK 09-29-2019 08:58 AM

Welcome back Christian - post pics of your finished Interceptor - certainly my favorite Estes sci-fi design. It used to be a tough kit to clone, sure is nice that it's been re-released (again). Hopefully Estes will re-release the "E" version for 29mm BP motors.

RobVG 06-08-2020 12:15 PM

This is an older post but I wanted to contribute.

Been reading about loops for the chute I made. I'm terrible tying knots.

This end loop for attaching chute lines was easy. I only needed 2 turns around the main line.

https://www.google.com/search?q=loo...=tLs7Bnbi9nsOJM

This one for loop in the shock cord. It took alot more practice.

https://www.animatedknots.com/alpin...erfly-loop-knot

ghrocketman 06-08-2020 12:45 PM

With all the news about potential Talc contamination with Asbestos I'm wondering if a complete shift to just using powdered chalk instead wouldn't be a much better idea.
There is NO amount of safely inhaled Asbestos.
Yeah, yeah, I know I'm the last person to usually beat on any safety issues.

A Fish Named Wallyum 06-08-2020 02:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scott_650
Since I have a BIG shaker bottle of talc based baby powder leftover from many years ago I still powder my nylon chutes - it just isnít a rocket prep session without that new baby smell!

I get a little stink-eye from my wife. She inspects me for glitter when I come home smelling like baby powder. :rolleyes:

tbzep 06-08-2020 03:53 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by A Fish Named Wallyum
I get a little stink-eye from my wife. She inspects me for glitter when I come home smelling like baby powder. :rolleyes:

Sprinkle some glitter on a few dollar bills and leave them laying conspicuously. See how long it takes for the temperature to go up a few degrees in the house. :chuckle:


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