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Old 06-11-2023, 09:03 PM
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Default The Estes Logo Rocket

We've all seen this logo for decades... but have you ever seen a flying rocket of it?

This one is a 24mm rear eject, and the fuselage is turned from a redwood 4x4.

Fins are 1/8" basswood and are papered with 11 mil photo paper attached with wood glue.
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Old 06-13-2023, 09:24 PM
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Very nice.
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Old 06-14-2023, 05:49 AM
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Very cool! I really wish the shop class I took in high school had more than one lathe. I could finish the candleholder I started back then, and maybe I'd have learned enough to be comfortable turning a nose cone or two.
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Old 06-14-2023, 06:58 AM
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Go through all that great work and make a neat rendition of the Estes rocket...then paper the fins. Why? I would think you'd want to have a much nicer finished model after doing such a nice job with the lathe.
Anyway, good luck with the flight.
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Old 06-25-2023, 09:21 PM
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Go through all that great work and make a neat rendition of the Estes rocket...then paper the fins. Why? I would think you'd want to have a much nicer finished model after doing such a nice job with the lathe.
Anyway, good luck with the flight.

Papering single ply fins increases the strength dramatically... and won't be a detriment to the finish.

I find your question confusing..

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Old 06-26-2023, 05:24 PM
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Default Nice work

It is obvious that you put some time into this, and have done some nice work.
Please don't take my questions the wrong way....

Have you noticed that the two logos that you posted are slightly different? The first one appears to be a pure cone shape, with pointed tip. This would have allowed you to build this body shape by simply rolling a cone. Much more simple, IMHO. You might want to take a look at that approach.
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Looks really cool! You will likely have a rod binding issue on the launch lug. Test it before you spend a lot of time finishing it just in case you need to change something. It's hard for me to tell how long the lug is, but the longer, the better on single lugs.
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Old 06-27-2023, 11:54 AM
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Quote:
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Papering single ply fins increases the strength dramatically... and won't be a detriment to the finish.

I find your question confusing..

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Why confused? Papering fins, while it may strengthen somewhat, always looks terrible when compared to a quality finish without papering. Papered fins look worse over time, especially when exposed to heat (sunshine).
The time it takes to do a decent job papering could be better spent applying a quality finish.
Hate to see you go to all the trouble creating your model, then shortcutting the final finish.
Kinda like restoring a beautiful car, then painting with latex and a roller.
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Old 06-27-2023, 04:05 PM
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Rough crowd...

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Kinda like restoring a beautiful car, then painting with latex and a roller.
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Overexaggerate much?

Papering fins has almost nothing to do with the final finish. A good primer soaks into and seals the paper. Primer, sand, Primer Sealer, Paint, Apply Decals, then Clearcoat. That routine works well for me.

Now maybe if you don't use primer and just shoot a coat of paint, your point would be valid.
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Rough crowd... [SNIP]

Now maybe if you don't use primer and just shoot a coat of paint, your point would be valid.
HenryMac,

Yep, did that WAY too many times when I was a kid.

Cheers,

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