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Super Neon XL


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Build History

  • 03/21/2008 – Purchased Estes Super Neon from Hobby Lobby in Columbus, IN for $8.99 (Retail $14.99).
  • 05/12/2020 – Took pictures of package and components. Scanned components.
  • 05/13/2020 – Sanded both sides of fin sheet. Removed balsa parts from balsa sheet. Removed centering rings from cardboard stock. Glued centering rings to motor mount tube at 1″ and 3-1/4″ from aft end. Cut a 1/8″ slot at 3-1/4″ mark. Filleted centering ring joints. Glued engine block into forward inside end of motor mount tube. Sanded edges of fins round at leading edge and tapered at trailing edge.
  • 05/14/2020 – Glued fins to each sonic tube and checked alignment with fin jig.
  • 05/15/2020 – Glued sonic tubes together in pairs. Glued tube coupler midway into lower body tube.
  • 05/16/2020 – Glued shock cord to mount and then glued shock cord assembly 2″ inside forward end of body tube. Attached other end of shock cord to nose cone eyelet after cutting flange from it.