Fliskits Tumble Weed (Build) Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 11:40

I like small rockets, so building the Fliskits Tumble Weed looked like a lot of fun!

The build is fairly straight-forward with only a handful of parts needed.


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The first steps have you trim the nose cone shoulder as it's too long, cut the fins with the supplied template and mark the body tube. While I did try to cut the fins, they just weren't accurate and I opted to re-draw the template in CorelDRAW and laser cut them from 1.5mm ply.


 With the body tube marked, attaching the fins and nose cone is next, along with making a hole for the engine hook.


The engine hook, gauze and launch lug go on next.


Fill / Sand / Fill / Sand and then paint!


With the rocket at this stage, I now attached the outer ring fin. The application of some decals and a clear coat completed this build.



 
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