Monday, July 18, 2016
Estes Red Max Build, Part 1, Parts
Sometimes it's a nice break to build a 3FNC rocket.
The Red Max fits the bill with great tacky decals.
Parts were good overall, except for the parachute. I was expecting the special print "Skull and Cross Bones" parachute but an all white 18" chute was in the bag. I found some skull and bones chutes on Ebay and ordered two of them.
The launch lugs seem small. I thought about doing on larger one, like Semroc did on the Goblin. The Goblin had two small lugs in the original version. I'll probably go with the two in line.
The 1/4" wide shock cord is only 18" long, too short for this or any rocket. I'll find some 1/4" black elastic.
I'll be building two of these, the other will be a bit different.