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Old 08-01-2020, 11:33 AM
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but no one wants that newer fin can.

Plus one on that. The newer style can is a dog in comparison. It makes me feel...cheap.
The old Challenger/Kadet can has a Nike vibe to it, even though it isn't really shaped like Nike fins. The new can has a cheap Chinese throw-away toy vibe.

Having said I don't like the newer fin can, I have dozens of old E2X fin cans and nose cones from school launches where rockets were damaged or hung in trees for weeks. I use them to make Scorpion/Mongoose-like scratch built two stagers for school demo flights. I usually paint them fluorescent orange with one yellow fin on each stage and use a long old-style orange crepe streamer for the sustainer. The orange seems easiest to track on a blue sky at the altitudes a pair of C6's achieve. I don't put any effort into finishing them and consider them disposable. Which is why I've never lost one. I usually let the teachers take them back to the classroom.
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for correcting me on the list of rockets that did and did not use the PRP-1G fin can. I plan to design the other fin can, too. Do you know the designation for this other fin can? A complete list of all kits that used it would be great. I can add that information on Thingiverse when I get it designed and posted.

The part number for the later, fin can (clunky, trailing edge not swept) in the Estes Generic is 072614. I donít think it ever had another designation. I am kind of surprised you want to do it since the Estes Generic kit, which includes all the specialized parts needed to fit the engine mount, is available at hobby lobby for $7.49 and at AC Supply for less. Are you doing it for posterity, or is it just fun to model these?

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Old 08-01-2020, 11:52 AM
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The kits not listed below use a similar fin can, but not as nice, The kits on your list that definitely used the PRP-1G, I believe this is also the correct, complete list:
Kit# 1328, Kadet
Kit# 1333, Scorpion (used 2 fin units. PRP-1G only early production kits)
Kit# 1416, Challenger-1 (starter set)
Kit# 1418, Star Trek (starter set)
Kit# 1420, Star Wars Proton Torpedo (starter set)
Kit# 1438, Dune: The Guild Heighliner (starter set)

Has anyone actually seen a Guild Heighliner?
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Old 08-01-2020, 11:57 AM
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Has anyone actually seen a Guild Heighliner?

Not me.

But YORS has plans and decals!
https://plans.rocketshoppe.com/este...438/est1438.htm

Edit: It's on the back of the 1985 catalog and gone in 1986.
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Not me.

But YORS has plans and decals!
https://plans.rocketshoppe.com/este...438/est1438.htm

Edit: It's on the back of the 1985 catalog and gone in 1986.

Yeah, I remember it, but I've never actually seen one. Kinda Long John Silver-ish. (Although I have seen one of those. Mike Rohde flies one on occasion.)
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Last week I was wondering how to convert an E2X kit to a Star Wars Proton Torpedo. Today I sprayed it silver and printed off a Guild Heighliner decal. Amazing how easy it all was.
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Last week I was wondering how to convert an E2X kit to a Star Wars Proton Torpedo. Today I sprayed it silver and printed off a Guild Heighliner decal. Amazing how easy it all was.

Your flying buddies will tease you for using the wrong fin can
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:23 PM
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Your flying buddies will tease you for using the wrong fin can

Nah, they know what I'm capable of.
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Last week I was wondering how to convert an E2X kit to a Star Wars Proton Torpedo. Today I sprayed it silver and printed off a Guild Heighliner decal. Amazing how easy it all was.

But, Bill....that's the wrong fin can!






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Plus one on that. The newer style can is a dog in comparison. It makes me feel...cheap.
The old Challenger/Kadet can has a Nike vibe to it, even though it isn't really shaped like Nike fins. The new can has a cheap Chinese throw-away toy vibe.
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I agree 100%, I could never put my finger on what it is, but I think you got it, itís the Nike vibe!!
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