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Old 08-12-2019, 08:51 PM
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Default Vintage Estes Maxi Streak Build

Time to start my next vintage Estes build, the Maxi Streak from the early 80s and the parts still look great. The 1/8th balsa fins come cut from Estes but I still have to shape the bottom of the fins. Today I will apply 3 coats of Brodak Balsa sealer.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:20 AM
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Nice. I've been wanting to clone this kit from a Baby Bertha.
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Old 08-13-2019, 05:58 PM
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[QUOTE=astronwolf] I've been wanting to clone this kit from a Baby Bertha.[/QUOTE

Thanks for the idea I'm going to do that. I probably have bought more Baby Bertha's than any other kit. Once I even built a Baby Bertha.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:01 PM
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Just curious, I noticed the Bt in my Maxi Steak has a black line drawn on the inside spirals, any idea was this is?
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:30 PM
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Can you post a pic?
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:54 PM
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Once I even built a Baby Bertha.


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Old 08-13-2019, 08:08 PM
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Once I even built a Baby Bertha.


I gotta admit Wolf, I had a chuckle at this comment too!

Sometimes I think we all suffer from a tad of Buyus Maximus, Buildus Minimus syndrome.


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Old 08-13-2019, 08:43 PM
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I definitely suffer from thar Buyus Maximus, Buildus Minimus syndrome.
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Old 08-16-2019, 11:17 PM
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Here she is all built and painted orange, still have to mask and paint one fin black. Once again I noticed Estes painted their black fin with the top border of the fin painted square black vs masked along the curved leading edge. I have not decided if Im going to mask square like Estes or follow the leading edge. I also posted a picture of the black line the Estes marked inside the tubes spiral. The build was straight forward, simple white glue and 3 coats of balsa sealer from Brodak. Once again I am keeping following the KISS guidelines so I don't spend too much time on my builds. There were some small defects in the plastic nose, I would have filled with putty before but now I am just leaving it alone....heck it is vintage. Also I try to build clean so I don't have to use primer, just start painting the colors. Since I am using old formula Krylon I can sand any imperfections after an hour of applying the color coats if needed. So far with streamer, shock cord and as shown she weighs 47 grams, final weight on package is 50 grams. I hope to get around to masking and painting the fin black this Sunday.
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:13 AM
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The maxi Streak is the only Streak one can recover on a regular basis.
I had a clone I used to fly on up thru E9 power.
It was a victim of a FSI D20 cato.
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