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Old 07-06-2012, 10:09 AM
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Those through the wall fins should (hopefully) allow for painting of the fins before attaching to the body tube, giving some really nice clean paint separation.

Of course, you gotta be able to paint the body tube separately as well, but it would SEEM that would be possible, too.

Do you see any potential show-stoppers in that regards? I too have a pretty well flight-worn Centuri Nike-Smoke that probably really needs to head to the retirement shelf.


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No show stoppers so its Yes to rest, one of the centering rings is notched to maintain proper alignment and support for the body tube when the fins are inserted. The fit for the two pieces that make up a fin is very nice almost perfect no flashing or trimming required to assemble, the material seems to be ABS plastic not styrene tough but may have some paint adhesion issues, I guess I will find this out soon…
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:11 AM
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Looks like a decent lot of parts, is the nose cone pretty clean?



The nose cone has minimal flashing, they did a nice job on it good detail.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:59 PM
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ayup, looking like I'll have to wait till august to fly mine. kudos to mark for getting his early.
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Old 07-08-2012, 04:49 PM
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Ok 90% done,

now for the last 10% that always takes 90% of the total build.

The only thing I did different, the kit provided an elastic strap to be glued to the body tube, I used a kevlar shock cord attached to the motor mount...
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:13 AM
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If I'm reading this right, the fins are plastic? I suspect this will be quite a dilemma for the purists.
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