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  1. I was delighted to see your review of my Guillotine Fin Alignment Jig. I can't tell you what a kick I get out of seeing something I made being put to use by a satisfied customer!

    Ted Macklin

  2. Nice blog, and I speak as a grown man who suddenly got into building rockets for some reason! RSS subscription added, and I put it on my blog's blogroll.

    - Rich Holmes

  3. Thanks, Rich! Glad you're enjoying it.

  4. Looking forward to your explanation of who Chad is, and why we call it "Chad-staging" the motors. Is there a link between the two?

    1. There's a link on the right side called "Who Is Chad?" I talk about him enough on the blog that I figured I should give him a page, rather than explain it each time I mention him.

      I don't get to launch with Chad as much any more, because we've both moved to different parts of the country.

      As for CHAD staging, it's an acronym. It stands for "CHeap And Dirty."

      I'll have to tell Chad that. He'd probably say "Yeah, that sounds like me."

  5. I heard your comments about airbrushing on the last episode of TRS. I learned to use an airbrush as a scale modeler and would recommend a simple, single action airbrush if all that you plan to do is spray solid blocks of color. If you want the ability to branch out to more complicated work later, there are some reasonably priced double action brushes out there that will be more than adequate for rocketry. I am partial to Badger products so I'll recommend the Badger 350 as a good simgle action choice and the 150 for double action. They also have the 200, which is just a miniature spray gun.

    When looking for useful information, try checking out the painting and airbrushing forum at the Finescale Modeling forum here:

    Hope this helps,
    Bill McCullough
    aka Screaminhelo