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Old 03-03-2020, 05:11 PM
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Default Quest DC-Y question

I'm reviving a Quest DC-Y that lost its PNC. How much plasticine would a replacement nose get?
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Old 03-03-2020, 05:17 PM
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Doug, if no-one else can answer I have a DC-Y in the bag I can open and weigh the plasticine for you. It'll encourage me to actually get around to building it...
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Old 03-03-2020, 09:28 PM
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29.7 Grams, 1.047637 oz. Now I have to build it...
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:49 AM
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It's a cool little rocket and great for small field demos. Thanks to the base drag, it leaves a nice fat whispy smoke trail. Due to its drag and all that weight in the nose, it flies low and recovers quickly for those tiny school playgrounds.

For folks that already have a stock kit built, it wouldn't be hard to design and print other cardstock shrouds and have an interesting fleet, not unlike what we did a few years ago with Estes Outlanders and Orbital Transports, along with Accur8's wraps for Interceptors. I can envision a classic TWA or PAN AM spaceliner concept, or a Thunderbirds (Gerry Anderson show) style motiff to name a few.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:16 PM
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I built a 13mm version which was a lot of fun. I wish Quest would bring back the Aeroshroud kits.
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Old 03-04-2020, 03:26 PM
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29.7 Grams, 1.047637 oz. Now I have to build it...


Wow, one would assume they were shooting for ‘one ounce’ weights on this for each kit. To get it to within four hundredths of an ounce is pretty accurate.

Ok...I know it’s just clay.

But as one gets older, sometimes it’s the little things that makes your day.


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