Published on September 3rd, 2009 @ 06:11:48 am , using 262 words, 557 views
Today I have some pics! I actually remembered to take some last night while I was building. Amazing.
Both rockets are coming along very, very well. For my first rocket building activity in over 20 years I'm pretty happy with how things are coming along. Especially the Callisto, since that is my first high power build ever. I checked the first set of fin fillets this morning before I headed to work, and wow, yeah, they're bullet proof. Not...going...anywhere.
Der Red Max is very nearly done, as I mentioned in the caption. All that I need to do is glue in the recovery parachute and then paint the rocket. It'll be the stock red and black scheme, and I'll use the cool faux German military decals that came with the kit, and clearcoat them to protect them. I had this same rocket as a teenager, and always liked it. ;)
The Callisto, well, I haven't decided on a color scheme yet. The only thought I have is "VISIBLE!" Even on the relatively small motor I'm planning to fly it on, it'll achieve an altitude of 3,500 - 4,000 feet! So visibility is good. We're going to head to Menard's this weekend to look at Krylon colors for all the rockets I'm building anyway. Something will pop out as the perfect color for this rocket.