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Old 12-24-2008, 04:06 PM
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Hi Gang,
Update:
December 18, 2011 -
This site was donated to the NAR and is located is now located:
http://www.nar.org/educational-reso...ing-techniques/

I tried to answer many of the questions I had when I got back into the hobby a few years ago. New materials, glues - that sort of thing. There is also two pages on budget rocketry.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:42 PM
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Wow, great job! Great tutorials and pics.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:06 PM
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Very nice!

Some of your tips are ones I've been doing for many years with great success.

Good work!
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:34 PM
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Great work.

Although I am by no means a "craftsman", I am getting better. Some of the tips you described are ones with which I am familiar, some are new and several are ones that I "thought I knew" but reading your text and seeing you photos has provided me with a new interpretation, espessialy with the filling.

Thanks. I look forward to trying some as soon as I can get back to work.
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Great website! I sometimes get e-mails from model rocketeers in the area (those I haven't met or seen, yet) needing tips and directions on the "how tos" of building model rockets. Now I can just send them a link to your website. Thanks and keep up the great work!
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:19 PM
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Chris,

Really well done.

What a great resource to be able to point folks to.

Thanks.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:04 PM
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Quote:
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Hi Gang,

I have finally finished the new website, just posted today, December 24.
Heres the address:
www.howtobuildmodelrockets.20m.com

I tried to answer many of the questions I had when I got back into the hobby a few years ago. New materials, glues - that sort of thing. There is also two pages on budget rocketry.

Great job, Chris! I'll add a link to your site to YORS at my next update.
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Hi Gang,

I have finally finished the new website, just posted today, December 24.
Heres the address:
www.howtobuildmodelrockets.20m.com

I tried to answer many of the questions I had when I got back into the hobby a few years ago. New materials, glues - that sort of thing. There is also two pages on budget rocketry.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!
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Bookmarked. A really fine job!
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Old 12-28-2008, 08:15 PM
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I tried that trick I learned on thsi site about using a razor blade to screed the excess FnF yesterday and took a look at the results today. I like it. The coverage was more uniform and the sanding needed much lighter.

Thanks!
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Hans,

I made this post a sticky since there is so much good info at your site to help newbies, BAR's and AAR's alike.
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