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Old 09-10-2014, 08:36 PM
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Are you going with the colors on the guide or something different?
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Are you going with the colors on the guide or something different?


I intend to go with your original color scheme. (With a bright red chute so I can find it in the winter grass!)

Here's a picture of our new kitty, Elsa, rescued from the Collin County Animal Shelter in McKinney. Our last kitty died in 2011 at the age of twenty.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:59 AM
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If my build turns out half as nice as this http://www.rocketryforum.com/showth...y-to-get-SKONKY I'll be a happy camper!

Has anybody figured out where the CP is located on this beast?
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Here's the first round of painting the Skonk Wulf by Shrox. After priming and dry sanding, I applied Testor's White enamel overall and let it dry for over a week. Then I carefully masked off the "belly of this beast" and painted the "topside" with Testor's Desert Sand enamel, which is a dull coat of flat finish. The instructions call for "tan" but the paint chips didn't look right to me and I can almost see this bird providing air support for Rommel's tanks in North Africa.

Once this is thoroughly dry I'll mask and hand paint the detail work. This is quite a challenging project and I am enjoying it immensely!
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Looks nice, Ted.
Is that 24 or 29mm powred ?
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Looks nice, Ted.
Is that 24 or 29mm powred ?


I went with the 24 mm motor mount per the Shrox original design. I'm not entirely satisfied with the Modern Desert Sand color but I dread re-masking the thing. The paint finish turned out excellent for a rattle can so I'd best just leave it be. Perfect is the enemy of good.
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Perfect is the enemy of good. Aint it the truth!

Nice build, gorgeous kitty! Is she a Maine Coon cat?
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Nice build, gorgeous kitty! Is she a Maine Coon cat?



Thanks, and yes, she's a Maine Coon. At least that's what my wife tells me. We got her from the animal shelter so she's probably a mixture. Whatever her ancestry, she's the sweetest, quietest and most gentle cat I've ever seen. And a good mouser too!
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Despite my previous statement regarding "perfect vs. good", I just couldn't live with that Modern Desert Sand paint which looked more like Titebond II mixed with K9P. So I masked it again and repainted with Testor's Dark Tan flat enamel. (Shrock's original design called simply for "Tan") I'll post some progress pictures when the wind stops blowing.

Has anyone ever actually flown one of these beauties? I am technologically challenged and only have CP Technologies CP-1 program which really doesn't address weird fin configurations like this. The best I can do is find the fully loaded center of gravity with the heaviest motor I plan on using (E9 -something) and then do a swing test. Without additional nose weight the CG falls within the fin area which will make attaching the string a challenge.

Anyone have any ideas or prior experience with this.
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Do two cardboard cutouts, one for top view one for side view. Find where they balance and measure the distance from the nose to those spots. Average the measurements and you get a very conservative cp location.

Should get you in the ballpark.

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