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Baby Chesapeake Sea Monster, the good, the bad and the ugly.

28 Jun 2016, 00:11 UTC
Baby Chesapeake Sea Monster, the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Despite the fact that the Chesapeake Sea Monster has remained unproven for around 9 months, I got the crazy idea to build a small one. With no other builds on the bench, this ate on my brain like a bug from outer space. I started liking A10's again after flying the finless, ducted Cosmic Top Secret beta test rocket. So, I started planning a proper build, with nice BT-55 parts from FlisKits: Balsa nose and tail cones, mini Tres mount and pre-cut 13mm mounts. It was getting too pricey so I decided to see what I had on hand.I found a piece of Apogee thin wall 29mm tubing, a nose cone that fit, and a section of BT-5...I ran with it. This was a fast real-time design/build. I found enough scrap balsa for all the fins. The rear spar is 1/4x1/4 basswood, also a leftover. Some of the dimensions are scaled from its big brother, some aren't. My canted mount isn't canted as much a Tres mount since three 13mm tubes really need a BT-55 or there abouts. The mount is not perfect. I shaped the basswood spar to fit in the center of the canted motor mount. It was ...

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