This series will mirror my posts in the TRF build thread with the same name Comments and comments to the comments will not be included.
I had been wondering what to do with the Spare Mega Mosquito that was gathering cobwebs in the build pile....then I ran across CZ Brat's thread on his Estes V2, Steam Punk, Forward Mounted Canted Cluster. I liked it so much that I not only stole his idea but even copied the format of his thread title. I thought the latter might trick some members into reading my thread too.
As with many of my builds, this one will involve a lot of parts that I had laying around. Being a real time build, I haven't worried about stuff like nose weight or how to keep the rear eject laundry in during boost. Since the motors seem to mostly sit forward of the CG on my 29mm Mega Skeeter, I suspect nose weight will not be an issue.
When I made the hole template, I was surprised on how much tube is exposed outside of the BT. I considered increasing the cant angle or moving the hole forward. In the the end I decided to leave the hole 1" back and at a 15 degree angle.
I mentioned 'steampunk' in the title but am not sure that's how I'll go. If I do, I think I'll cut some holes in the outer fin skins to expose the trusses in the inside fin piece. I need more motivation on finishing.