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Old 02-02-2011, 05:33 PM
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Could this possibly be the #1276 Antares fin?

My first thought was it looked very "Alpha", but thinking about the re-use of kit parts idea, the Alpha only came as a sheet of three, The Antares, however, came as a set of four.

This might also be the #1294 Cobra (same fin sheet, I think).


Indeed, the Cobra 1500 uses the Antares fin sheet.

as posted here on YORF :

http://plans.rocketshoppe.com/estes..._Cobra-1500.pdf

Note the part # for the fin is BF-76 ( as in 1276, Antares ) .

many of the reused fin sets can be ID'd this way , as they use the part # of the eariest release, although easier to acertain on early kits with 1200,1300,etc part #s instead of the modern #s as quoted.

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Here's a comparison between the two fins, for reference...
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That makes it easy to clone. SEMROC has a BNC-50YP, which is their balsa equivalent to one of the plastic versions. If the model uses an 18" tube, then all that would be needed would be an EM-79, plus the launch lug and recovery parts.

And a decal...
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I will scan the decal sheet . And with all the input here we will have another kit to clone.
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John,

Here is the fin and the finset. If you would like the set just PM me with your address and I will mail them to you when I get back.
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Just by eye... if John can get a rule next to the plastic bag and confrim the lengths then we are cooking...


Unfortunately, I won't be able to get to my kit archive until the weekend (my kit directory says the kit is stored in bin #4, which naturally is buried in the farthest and lowest corner of the archive...).

If we can wait till then, I'll be happy to pull the kit and see what we have for fins.
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I'll make a wager. If the kit fins do not match those from the Mean Machine by 5% I will donate a Semroc Hydra 7 to anyone you choose.
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This is how mine turned out using Mean Machine patterns.
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Looks like a match!

And I now realize what this design really is...

...An upsized Sunbird #1936...
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