- I think I'll set the lower centering ring in the distance of the lower fin root, 3.5". The motor tube with the Estes retainer will move the motor about 3/4" further back, well within the margin for the Krushnik effect.
- I'll add a piece of ~3.5" tube between the ring and end of the short tail cone. It will provide support for a paper wrap, add some strength to the flimsy (but light!) BT-101 and will allow short through-the-wall tabs for the bottom fins.
- Fins? Hmm. Balsa or laminated foam board?
- To keep semi scale-ish, I need one and a half 24" BT-101 tubes. I just stretched the upper tube back to 24.5" and it still looks good to me. Saves tube cutting and helps stability.
- Trim? I'm not going try to add as much detail as Carl Tulanko's or Alex Zoughlin's builds. Not even close. If I were to do so, I'd spend $36 on a set of Sickershock decals. I'm too el cheapo for that. Still, I'd like to overlay some cardboard parts for the raised areas on the real thing, add a stripe or two and a few runs of 'bolts'. We'll see. I like my purple nose cone and will likely leave it. That alone will destroy the scale-ness. One variant had a red chunky cone...but not purple!
- Where to split it? At the nose, or the body joint? Stuffer tube? Zipperless? Oy, this build could gain weight fast.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Pondering the Harpoon build
Just random thoughts. Nothing is set in glue.