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Old 06-15-2005, 10:50 PM
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If I get a few minutes to myself, I might also get another BT-80 based Mach 10 flying this weekend. I haven't done a small field solo launch in a long time, and the big M10 is a great rocket to have along on small fields. Gotta watch those **** gravel parking lots though.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:10 PM
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Got my order today, Carl - thanks very, very much for the Stiletto fins!

Folks, ain't no better place to get Centuri compatible parts - and the Semroc kits are absolutely superb! My orders always arrive 2 days after they are placed, with nothing missing.

Buy Semroc!
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:42 PM
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Folks, ain't no better place to get Centuri compatible parts - and the Semroc kits are absolutely superb! My orders always arrive 2 days after they are placed, with nothing missing.

Buy Semroc!

Amen to that. Carl runs a very tight operation. I get 3 or 4 email updates the same day the order is placed ending with "status: shipped".
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Old 06-18-2005, 10:18 PM
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On Friday I broke down and ordered the parts for a Black Widow clone, except I goofed on the nose cone. It took less then an hour to ship from the time I ordered it, and Sheryl responded that she was able to make the nose cone switch before the order shipped. You have to be quick to keep up with Semroc!
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:55 PM
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Construction of my 1x Stiletto clone is complete - mucho thanks to Carl and Semroc! Here's a pic of the "nekkid bird", built with Semroc parts and a left-over Centuri PNC-76:



Being somewhat of a purist, I would like the rocket to have the same paint scheme as shown in this catalog. It's rather complex, and I am trying to get some idea as to the best way to produce the white areas on the fins... Masking would take lots of time and has the potential for bleeding, while paper or label overlays add weight and may not stick well to the primer/paint.

What do you folks think?
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Old 06-28-2005, 07:13 PM
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Construction of my 1x Stiletto clone is complete - mucho thanks to Carl and Semroc! Here's a pic of the "nekkid bird", built with Semroc parts and a left-over Centuri PNC-76:



Being somewhat of a purist, I would like the rocket to have the same paint scheme as shown in this catalog. It's rather complex, and I am trying to get some idea as to the best way to produce the white areas on the fins... Masking would take lots of time and has the potential for bleeding, while paper or label overlays add weight and may not stick well to the primer/paint.

What do you folks think?


Very sharp looking. I think you could easily duplicate the catalog scheme with plain white decal paper. Craig probably has some Bel paper that he's looking to unload. (Ducking and running.) I know Craig doesn't think much of the Bel paper these days.
I think you could easily do that scheme with well burnished, good quality masking tape. That blue tape from 3M isn't cheap (compared to regular masking tape,) but it gives a nice crisp line if you take the time to do the edges. Make the white the second color.
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Dangit! I'm gonna have to get the stuff to make the upper stage. I still have the booster for a Stilleto I built back in the '80s. I really liked the looks of that rocket.

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Another idea is to use white trim monokote. You could cut out the pieces in no time. When you peel the backing off dip the monokote in some water with a few drops of dish washing degergent before applying. That way you can slide it around a little to get it in position. When the water dries, wah la! It's done!
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Another idea is to use white trim monokote. You could cut out the pieces in no time. When you peel the backing off dip the monokote in some water with a few drops of dish washing degergent before applying. That way you can slide it around a little to get it in position. When the water dries, wah la! It's done!


Good one. I've never been able to find Monokote. Where do you get it?
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Good one. I've never been able to find Monokote. Where do you get it?


You can find Trim Monokote in hobby shops that cater to R/C flyers. It comes in long sheets in a bunch of colors. I've used the metallic silver and it works great. Trim Monokote is self adhesive as opposed to the regular stuff which has to be applied with heat.
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