Tank Buster

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Tank Buster

Postby Lister » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:02 pm

After talking with Jim Hodge in America I realised I havent made anything to fly on 18mm motors.. and I had a tank buster 5 kit on back order that I got the other day.. so here it is

first I used thin CA to coat the inside of the tubes for reinforcement because to me it looks like it needs it.. and only added an extra 1.5grams,

Then I re worked the and added an airfoil to the leading and trailing edge of the fins.

the rest is a standard build.
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I then used a filler primer for the base coats and sanded back to get rid of the spiral and fill the grain on the fins. Then two coats od primer with an 800grit sand between.
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Im going to paint it this arvo once the primers dry (was primed yesterday)

thinking of upscaling this to use a 38mm MD upto a 2.5" payload and nosecone

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Re: Tank Buster

Postby Lister » Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:14 pm

Got the white down.. paint is Bostons white gloss $5 cant go wrong :)

still not sure of the final colour scheme.. thinking nuclear :)
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