First, I found a handful of unattached nose coned from BT-5 to BT-55. There were also two nice 18" nylon 'chutes, compete with snap swivels. These were assimilated into the collective.
Paul's 3 x 18mm FatBoy, whose 'tick marks' indicate 33 flights, had plenty of battle scars including a newly broken fin and a separated shock cord. I'm fixing the fin with CA and epoxy filler. I also added about 8" of Kevlar through the body wall. Conveniently, there was a spot that was previously internally reinforced with an add-on shock cord attachment point. Some sanding and touch painting and it will be ready for flight # 34.
There's a tall-ish BT-70 (my guess without measuring) with an interesting double angled cone, plastic/decorative strap on boosters (one of which is missing), and nice wraps to make it look like a space booster. I've seen it before but don't remember the name. It has a baffle and the fins are intact but the motor mount is gone. So, I cut some custom rings to install a 24mm mount and found a plastic doohicky to replace the missing booster. This should be ready to fly in a day or so.
I found several models that are flyable as is, including:
- Javelin - 18mm, streamer, unknown manufacturer.
- Estes Quasar - 18mm, 'chute, plastic fin can.
Suitable nicknames and photos will ensue. I smell a Paul Miller Memorial Launch in June.