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Dogfight

Model #SW-025

Description

Dogfight is one of the most unique boost glider kits on the market. While most dual glider kits use two identical gliders, Dogfight offers something different. The large booster rocket incorporates design cues from the famous B-25 Mitchell bomber and carries aloft profile models of the F4U-1A Corsair and A6M Zero. The flight profile is awesome; a slow, majestic boost then the two great looking gliders fighting it out in the air over the heads of everyone watching. This rocket will be the center of attention at any launch.

Additional Information

  • Length: 22.5″
  • Diameter: 1.325″
  • Weight: 3.4 oz.
  • Fins: Laser Cut
  • Nose Cone: Balsa
  • Decals: Water Slide
  • 2 Gliders
  • Recovery: 18″ Mylar Parachute
  • Recommended Motors:
    • B4-2, B6-2, C6-3, C6-5

Instructions

  • Rocket
  • Zero Glider
  • Corsair Glider

Photo Gallery

Build History

  • 10/18/2018 – Purchased Squirrel Works Dogfight from Squirrel Works for $29.95 (Retail $29.95).
  • 11/14/2018 – Took pictures of packages and contents. Scanned components. Measurements are on page 36 Book #4.
  • 04/16/2020 – Cut 2-3/4″ motor mount tube from 3′ section of tubing with silver outer lining. Cut a 1/8″ slit from forward end and inserted motor retainer hook. Glued centering rings 1/2″ from each end.. Filleted centering ring joints
  • 04/17/2020 – Glued engine block into forward end of motor mount tube. Marked aft end of body tube with fin support and launch lug lines. Glued fins onto main body tube. Glued fin tabs into fins. Glued launch lug 5-1/4″ from aft end of body tube along guide line. Glued top stabilizer along guide line. Filleted fin tip joints and stabilizer joints. Glued remaining stabilizer onto guide line. Filleted joints.
  • 04/18/2020 – Glued and screwed screw eye into base of nose cone. Glued launch lug to model along fin. Glued motor mount assembly so the aft end of the motor mount tube is even with aft end of body tube. Tied shock cord (1/4″ x 35″) to Kevlar cord. Tied shock cord to nose cone screw eye.
  • 04/19/2020 – Pipetted glue to centering ring joint. Took eight 5267 Avery reinforcement circles, attached to both sides of parachute holes and tied shroud line to each one. Tied a snap swivel to shroud lines.
  • 04/19/2020 – Zero Fighter – Sanded and glued together the jig. Beveled wings and glued them together. Glued wing to body using tape and guide to hold wing in proper position as glue dried.
  • 04/20/2020 – Glued tail piece to plane. Glued one engine cover in place.
  • 04/20/2020 – Corsair Fighter – Sanded and glued wing jig together. Glued wings together. Glued wings to body and filleted joints.
  • 04/21/2020 – Glued tail piece to body. Glued stabilizer to body and then glued rudder to stabilizer.
  • 04/21/2020 – Zero Fighter – Cut 1″ section of dowel rod and glued it to the bottom of the engine cowl. Filleted dowel rod joints.
  • 04/21/2020 – Corsair Fighter – Cut 1″ section of dowel rod and glued it to the bottom of engine cowl. Filleted dowel rod joints.
  • 04/21/2020 – Spray painted rocket with primer.
  • 09/16/2020 – Primed model rocket with white primer and then Gloss White Krylon paint.

Flights

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