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Old 03-04-2021, 02:26 PM
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Use Tweezers, a good magnifying glass, and CA glue.
Way too tedious for me.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:37 PM
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Dang, I bet you’re a pretty tough competitor in Scrabble.
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:38 PM
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Chris Michielssen recently finished a build of the ASP Micro Jayhawk on his blog, and he always has great building tips, so it might be worthwhile to check it out. He did a build on the ASP Micro Corporal not too long ago as well.

https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspo...rt-1-parts.html
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Old 03-04-2021, 02:44 PM
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Chris Michielssen recently finished a build of the ASP Micro Jayhawk on his blog, and he always has great building tips, so it might be worthwhile to check it out. He did a build on the ASP Micro Corporal not too long ago as well.

https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspo...rt-1-parts.html


Andy, that Micro Jayhawk is really nice!

Chris also has a number of nice cardstock micro models, with great color and graphics. I have the MMX Red Max printed, its been awhile and I had forgotten about it. I just found it this morning in a folder of project stuff on my workbench shelf.
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:09 PM
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I always thought it was funny that Quest started the Micro Maxx rockets with the plastic bricks but never added any more rockets. Those plastic rockets were terrible flyers. If it hadn't been for all the other rocket companies coming in and making real nice flying rockets to use all those motors I wonder what they would have done with them.

I see a lot of builders of Micro Maxx use super glue more these days. That's something I will have to try to master.
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Old 03-04-2021, 06:45 PM
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In the WOOSH club, I guess I have the reputation of being the Micromaxx guy.

Since about 2012, I have been building downscales of various rockets from Estes, Centuri, MPC, MRI... anything I could find a scan for decals I've tried to make...at this point I'm up to about 80 or so.

I have a preference for minimum diameter rockets in MMX, they get the most altitude and working out the scale dimensions is fairly easy. I design a body tube wrap that I print on self-adhesive label paper, and then make the fins from cereal box cardboard (the fins are also "skins" printed on label paper). I use kevlar thread for the shock cord, cut pieces of used MMX motors for the engine blocks, and nose cones from my 3D printer. The stands I make from "wooden nickels" from the craft store and a bit of 1/4 inch dowel. Before I had a 3D printer, I made nose cones in a pencil sharpener with 1/4 inch dowel, and used a paper wrap for the shoulder (four examples of those is shown in the attached picture, the EAC Viper, Iris, Titan and Aerobee-Hi). The body tubes I use I order from ASP.

Shown in the picture are models I am prepping for the WOOSH Micromaxx theme launch this Saturday (we are having it in the parking lot of HobbyTown - another advantage of MMX):

Estes Scorpion (2 stage), Centuri Javelin, Estes Sky Hook, Estes Screaming Eagle, Estes EAC Viper, Estes Der Big Red Max, Quest Aerobee-Hi, Centuri Hornet, Estes Courier, Estes Titan, Estes Blazer, Centuri Centurion, Estes Star Trek (from the starter set), and the Estes Big Bertha.

The Big Bertha is actually a wrap set I made for the only MMX kit Quest released (at least that I am aware of)...the "Boingo" It was only sold in bulk packs, and uses an ear plug for a nose cone that makes it bounce (boing) on recovery.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:11 PM
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CenturiKid, these look outstanding. Nice job. I was wondering if I could make paper wraps for the fins and body tubes and you have answered that question. I have a 3D printer but I haven't been too lucky with printing out nose cones for MMX size tubes yet. Thanks for your post.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:20 PM
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CenturiKid, these look outstanding. Nice job. I was wondering if I could make paper wraps for the fins and body tubes and you have answered that question. I have a 3D printer but I haven't been too lucky with printing out nose cones for MMX size tubes yet. Thanks for your post.


+1 to this. Nice looking fleet!!

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Old 03-04-2021, 07:25 PM
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Art Applewhite has quite a few nice print and fold micromax rockets here:
http://www.artapplewhite.com/free.html
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:29 PM
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Where's the Kaboom ?

It was with the SpaceX SN10.

As long as nobody gets injured, I LIKE Prangs, Catos, and Explosions.
POWR-Prangs are the best.
Best way to guarantee a Powr-Prang is using a UPPER stage engine in the BOOSTER of a 2 stage rocket.
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