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Old 11-02-2008, 04:29 PM
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Default Estes Alien Space Probe build

I am currently painting my Apogee II so while the paint is drying I decided to start a new build. I have always liked the look of the Space Probe and I have about 5 of these kits. I am building it with the 18mm motor mount but this could definitely take a 24mm. So far I have the wood sealed with 4 coats of Balsa Sealer and waiting for the fillets to dry. I hope to start painting in the next few days.


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Old 11-15-2008, 01:01 AM
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Well at least I finally finished one of my rockets. I have been real busy lately so building has been on a back burner. I am still building my Estes Apogee, but ran into some painting issues so it is taking longer than I like. This bird was built per plans and was an easy build. I sealed the balsa with 4 coats of balsa sealer. Sprayed one coat of grey primer, sanded then sprayed one coat of white primer and sanded smooth. Then I shot Krylon red to finish it up. The decals were in good shape but a little difficult to apply. They are thick and durable, but they don't want to bend. I used a fair amount of Solvaset to apply the decals. The final weight was 3.5 oz. This is a great kit and can still be purchased for under 20 bucks.



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Old 11-15-2008, 03:14 AM
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Beautiful job David!
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Old 11-15-2008, 02:27 PM
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Ahh, sooo nice!!! Another future clone project!

How solid are those dowel legs?

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Old 11-15-2008, 03:53 PM
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They seem sturdy, but I will let you know after the first launch.
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