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Old 03-22-2024, 06:47 PM
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I can't speak to more recent releases, but Page 8 sheds some light on relevant older kits:

https://www.rocketshoppe.com/info/E...erence_V2.0.pdf


That?s a helpful reference. Thanks!
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Looks like you need to get a "Bail Out!" kit for the black fin can.
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And............voila! I've made it nearly completely straight.

I couldn't stand to see it warped any longer, so I placed a piece of polished heavy cardstock and a piece of 1/8" basswood on each side of the warped fin, smooshed the stack with (2) small C-clamps, and then treated it with the heat gun until I could "smell the plastic" (it's not an exact science.)

It's not quite perfect, but it's good enough.

Thanks for all the help guys!

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That looks real good. Well done sir!
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That looks real good. Well done sir!


Thanks! I used the Blind Squirrel theory.
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Jeff,

That looks great! It looks like a new one in the 2nd. picture.

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That looks great! It looks like a new one in the 2nd. picture.

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Thanks! From THAT view it does. Also, by some miracle the heat took the crazing out of the plastic.

OMG!! I'm an alchemist!!
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And............voila! I've made it nearly completely straight.

I couldn't stand to see it warped any longer, so I placed a piece of polished heavy cardstock and a piece of 1/8" basswood on each side of the warped fin, smooshed the stack with (2) small C-clamps, and then treated it with the heat gun until I could "smell the plastic" (it's not an exact science.)

It's not quite perfect, but it's good enough.

Thanks for all the help guys!

VR, Jeff

Looks great!
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