Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Semroc MMX Blue Bird Zero Build, Part 6, Ends and Edges

GOTCHA: The instructions say to push the toothpick approximately half way into the nose cone.
Halfway is pretty far! You could split the nose cone. You really only have to push the toothpick in about 3/8".

I marked the center of the nose cone base before pushing the toothpick in.

I'd recommend roughing up one side of the launch lug for better glue adhesion.

The launch lug is tacked on with Super Glue. Fillets follow.

Here's the whole model ready for gloss white paint. The upper tube hasn't been glued on yet so it can be separately painted light blue.


  1. I'm very interested to see how high that rocket fly's. The website says it will go to Approx. Altitude 215'. I'm not sure the lightest and straightest MMX rocket built would hit 215'...? You can have a guessing pool for max estimated height the BBZ gets. My guess would be 90'.

    1. Hi Scott,
      I looked up the NAR records (http://www.nar.org/records/#nar-records-div) and the 1/8 A Micro Maxx records are around 250'. I would think the MMX Blue Bird Zero might get about 75'.