FLIS KITS Model #R004
The Drake first made an appearance at the 2003 National Sport Launch as the Proconsul. With forward swept wings, stylish dorsal fin and ramjet tube, this will make a handsome addition to your fleet.
- Length: 28.125″
- Diameter: 1.637″
- Fin Span: 12.488″
- Recovery: 16″ Parachute
- Recommended Motors:
- C11-3, D12-5, E9-4
12/29/2003 – Purchased FlisKit #FR004 Drake from FlisKit for $17.95 (Retail $16.15).
01/25/2007 – Took pictures of package and contents.
01/28/2007 – Recorded measurements of Page 58 Book #3.
01/25/2008 – Scanned components.
01/26/2008 – Glued tips to wings. Glued thrust ring inside body tube.
07/05/2008 – Sanded root edge of fins at 45 degrees. Marked body tube at 1″ and 1/4″ for centering rings. Glued wings to body tube.
07/06/2008 – Wrapped body tube with template for lower fins. Marked edges of tube, top and bottom centering lines. Cut tube per template. Sanded tube edges. Glued centering rings and filled joints. Glued tube to body tube. Filleted joints.
07/09/2008 – Filleted hole.
08/22/2008 – Glued stabilizer fin to ram jet tube.
08/23/2008 – Filleted Stabilizer Fin/Ram Jet joint.
08/28/2008 – Filleted joints.
10/29/2008 – Glued launch lugs to top fin joint. Prepared shock cord mount and glued it 22″ inside forward edge of upper body tube.
11/02/2008 – Reinforced wing joints.
03/20/2021 – Spray painted model with Krylon red oxide primer.
09/24/2022 – Sanded model with 220 grit sandpaper. Wiped model with alcohol wiper.
09/25/2022 – Sanded model using 1500 grit sandpaper. Wiped model with alcohol wiper. Masked all but top fin and body tube in preparation for spray paint.
10/02/2022 – Spray painted Krylon #3421 Gloss Pumpkin Orange onto model,
10/03/2022 – Removed masking tape.
10/05/2022 – Masked main body tube and spray painted with Krylon #249092 Gloss Sun Yellow onto balsa adapter, upper body tune and balsa nose cone. Removed all masking material.
10/06/2022 – Masked body tube and top tail fin. Spray painted remaining two tail fins with Rust-oleum #7786 smoke gray. Removed Masking.
10/18/2022 – Added quarters to the three holes in the three fins. This completes construction of the Flis Kits #FK-FR004 Drake model rocket.