Thursday, May 11, 2017

Estes Photon Probe #3026 Build, Finished



I do like the orange instead of the original pink center section.
Getting the smaller fin fillet areas smooth was a chore.
A clean looking model with a different, clever decal treatment.

4 comments:

  1. Nicely done. Which one goes on EBay, the orange or purple?

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    1. Hi BAR,
      Probably this orange one will go on Ebay. I wasn't as happy with the finish on the purple one. I only sell the ones which turn out better.

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  2. I'll have to look at my Probe - I think I built the strakes/secondary fins as a unit and sanded the sides smooth. Can't recall at the moment and it's been awhile since I launched it.

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    1. Hi Anonymous,
      I thought about doing the same thing. It would have been a whole lot easier doing it that way. It was difficult to fillet and smooth sand the undercoats with the additional strake edges in the way.

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