A.C.M.E. Spitfire (3.5x upscale)

  • Construction Log - July 2010

    July 19-21, 2010

    The A.C.M.E. Spitfire upscale project started in May 2010 with preliminary Rocksim designs and an email to Jim Flis requesting the ring templates. Work started in earnest on July 19, 2010 when a section of 7.5” LOC tube was cut into four pieces representing the four sections of the rocket. Cutting templates were made by scanning the original templates from the FlisKits kit and using Corel Paint Shop Pro to scale them to the proper dimensions. 

    Stacked Tubes

    The Nose Cone was fashioned using a piece of posterboard and rolled following the template dimensions.

    P1010404

    Expanding foam was then applied to give the cone strength and weight. Once the foam was fully cured, a piece of metal bar was inserted to provide a stable stand for the fiberglassing. A layer of 10 oz glass was used to cover the nose cone. 3M 77 Adhesive was used to tack the cloth to the cone prior to the application of the epoxy.

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    Epoxy was applied completing the initial fiberglassing of the cone.

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