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Posted by burkefj | Sep 27, 2011 @ 12:10 PM | 15,240 Views
My attempt here is to do a step by step photo instruction set for the winged V-2 and X-15 for people that haven't done this type of construction before so that they can see it put together sort of how a kit would do it. Hopefully that will show how easy it is and encourage others to try it. This thread would also apply to the Bomarc, and InteR/Ceptor with slight changes in the foam details, and to the Jayhawk except that it uses elevons instead of a full flying tail.

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Posted by burkefj | Sep 23, 2011 @ 09:53 AM | 11,629 Views
My V-2 that I built 17 years ago is now home again. My friend I traded it to asked if I wanted it back, and I said yes. Had to cut the body tube in half to get it back in a roll bag on the plane, and took two trips but got it back. Sat in the closet for a year, till my buddy reminded me about the local launch. Normally I miss that launch due to being in Reno for the air races, but this year it was a week after. So, installed a coupler, reinforced the joint, added rail buttons, and re-painted the camo to repair the damage 17 years will cause.

It's ready to go with my mountainside 2.6" version and my helmet. This rocket made the cover of HPR at one time.

Here is a link to the second flight liftoff photos.

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