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Old 03-15-2019, 02:47 PM
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It's cool to see how the K-36 goes together compared to the 2001 version and the Centuri KS-12 (5142). Pics are better than looking at old plans.
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:11 PM
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Hope you don't plan on flying it if you kept the ejection point of the build as per absurd instructions.
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:04 PM
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Trust me I plan on flying her.
Getting closer to painting, just have to glue the fins on and some other details. The plans call for painting the white and black then adding a lot of the details to ease in masking. Since the paper parts are pretty old, I really don't want to mess with cutting and scraping the paint so I may just glue everything on now and deal with the masking later. The large paper wrap makes it pretty easy to mark where all the detail go.
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Old 03-17-2019, 05:22 PM
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If you fly it on an Aerotech Composite E30 or F32 it will probably eject the laundry.
If you use a D12 or E12 don't be surprised if you get a "Lawn Dart".
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Old 05-01-2019, 08:18 PM
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I am slowly plugging on with this old vintage Saturn V and she is now ready for primer. The balsa fins and tunnels have 3 coats of balsa sealer. The half round balsa tunnels were warped and out of shape, but that is what you get with an old vintage kit.
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:39 PM
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I cannot state it emphatically enough how bad the K36/1236 recovery separation point SUCKS.
Modify it to the Centuri/Estes 2001 separation point and you WILL thank yourself.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:42 PM
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I finally had a nice couple of days to paint, so first I lightly sprayed on fine grey primer followed by Old Formula Krylon white. What a large rocket but I tried to go easy on the paint. Now the fun part, masking for black and silver.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:46 PM
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Looking very nice!
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