Mongoose 75FG

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Mongoose 75FG

Postby DBMcCann » Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:26 am

So, after waiting and waiting (and pestering the shit out of Curtis) .... the mongoose is here.

5:1 VK nose, 24" payload, 48" booster. Some extra bits to make motor retention... I think I'll skip that part. Tubes came covered in dust. In the typical process of bathing the tubes to clean them up.
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few eyebolts, nuts, and a threaded rod for ..... not sure what....

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Two av-bay lids, an airframe BP and a coupler BP
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typical tape crap all over the fins
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I guess this is beveled... Time to bust out the belt sander.
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I had to take the kit without a fin jig, such is life. I'll make something.

Alexander
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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby Alexander » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:18 pm

Awesome, looking forward to seeing it complete.
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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby patelldp » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:24 pm

Sucks to see the quality and service from Rocketry Warehouse suffering so badly. Those fin bevels are ugly and their service is uglier.
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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby DBMcCann » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:19 am

Yea, it's a sad state of fiberglass rocketry. Service and quality are in the crapper. Madcow still has good service, and I've gotten good quality... but the designs don't always do it for me. Longer boosters, thicker fins, and full length slots would be nice.

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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby SMS Engineering » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:01 pm

Try Mac performance rocketry . You will never be disappointed .

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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby DBMcCann » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:06 pm

I agree, I was quite impressed with my Villain. :) viewtopic.php?f=8&t=82

I'm excited to see he's getting in some 54mm body tubes. Should be some interesting flights on 38/1200's

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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby Alexander » Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:43 am

Any updates to this build?
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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby DBMcCann » Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:54 pm

still figuring out how I want to fix the fins. Then I need to order a fin guide from Nat.

decided it was time to buy a house, so stalled on building right now.

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Re: Mongoose 75FG

Postby Alexander » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:56 pm

Yeah those fins were not well tapered. I got an email that rocketry warehouse is under new management by madcow rocketry.

Yeah a house would be nice. Look for one with a big garage.
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