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Old 03-17-2019, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by BEC
I have built a "phantom Alpha" in which I used a fairly recent bulk Alpha kit but substituted PST-50 for the body tube and PST-20 for the motor tube. The fins are the balsa ones, attached with Pacer Formula 560. I bring that one out specifically to Alpha build sessions and the flying sessions right afterward.
Except for its length (yours is less tall than the one in the film), that sounds just like the one that they built for the film. You could even--if you ever built another one--show how glue "rivets" or TTW fin tabs work, because they could be seen through the PST-50 body tube.
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