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Old 01-07-2016, 07:04 PM
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Or even some sizes of crochet hooks.....
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I'm back from San Diego now (I didn't drown.)

Now for some repurposing:

Since kit's faux satellite dishes have no concavity to them, they don't look "dishy' enough. Using the OLFA circle cutter, I match up the size of the kit's dishes and cut replacements from a ping pong ball that the dog had cracked.

The (2) disk blanks aren't quite round enough, so I then drill out the hole made by the OLFA's stylus large enough to accept the threaded arbor of the shaft of the Dremel's cutting disk. Then (on low speed) I sand the edges of the disk blanks until they're perfectly round and are the same diameter as the kit's disks.

I made it look easy in the photos, but it actually took me (5) tries and approx. (50) naughty words to make (2) stinking disks.

I hope "Micro Mutt" doesn't want her ping pong ball back. TBC
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I made it look easy in the photos, but it actually took me (5) tries and approx. (50) naughty words to make (2) stinking disks.

Yep. I planned on doing that very thing with my build, but decided it wasn't worth the effort considering the slight curvature can't be seen from more than 3 or 4 ft away. Painting the disk a contrasting color made much more difference in making it look like a dish. I'll give you high marks for perseverance, though.
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You model will gain a lot of realism with the new curved disks. I guess you could say they are ...

High Gain Antennas ...
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You model will gain a lot of realism with the new curved disks. I guess you could say they are ...

High Gain Antennas ...


Gaaah.......

That pun was VLF (Very Lame, Friend.)
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Yep. I planned on doing that very thing with my build, but decided it wasn't worth the effort considering the slight curvature can't be seen from more than 3 or 4 ft away. Painting the disk a contrasting color made much more difference in making it look like a dish. I'll give you high marks for perseverance, though.


Wait, there's more!

Wait until you see what I do with the pointy doo-hickey (collector?) in the middle of the dish! TBC
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Gaaah.......

That pun was VLF (Very Lame, Friend.)

Only a bubblehead or an old metal detectorist would use VLF!
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Only a bubblehead or an old metal detectorist would use VLF!

Oh, I guess you might say that I'm in the...


.....wait for it....


.....wait for it.....


.....wait for it.....


.....wait for it.....


Loop.
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...and now the SUPER REALISTIC looking dish assemblies are on the lander. All the dish needs is a red lightning bolt and it would be indistinguishable from an Andrew unit.

Time for some booze. Good night. TBC
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After gray and white primer coats, here's a weight check:

4.5 ounces (after zeroing the scale with the yellow Estes stand.) Not quite as heavy as I'd feared, but greater than the prescribed weight of 4.1 ounces. It won't be getting much heavier, but the parachute is not on in it yet either.

TBC
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