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April Dancer


Additional Information

  • Length: 16.6″
  • Diameter: 1.34″
  • Weight: 1.9 oz.
  • Recovery: 12″ Parachute
  • Decals: Waterslide
  • Fins: Laser Cut Balsa
  • Nose Cone: Precision Turned Balsa

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Build History

  • 07/30/2005 – Purchased Semroc April Dancer from Semroc at NARAM 47 for $13.50 (Retail $13.50)
  • 08/13/2006 – Photographed package and components. Scanned plans, fin sheets, decals, cards, nose cone, and baffle. Sanded leading fin edge round and trailing edge tapered. Sanded root edge smooth and flat.
  • 08/14/2006 – Glued one centering ring 1″ and other centering ring 3/4″ from aft end of motor mount tube over the motor clip. Filleted centering ring joints. Glued motor mount tube inside of body tube until 1/4″ extends out. Constructed baffle and glued it 3″ inside of forward end of body tube after tying one end of Kevlar around it and extending forward. Glued launch lug to standoff.
  • 08/15/2006 – Filleted upper ring joint using a long Q-tip. Filleted rear engine mount centering ring.
  • 08/16/2006 – Glued fins to body tube. Tied shock cord to other end of Kevlar Cord.
  • 08/17/2006 – Glued launch lug assembly midway between 2 fins opposite motor clip and 2-1/2″ from rear. Filleted fin joints.
  • 08/18/2006 – Filleted launch lug standoff joints. Sanded nose cone shoulder to fit the body tube.


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