F1 Rocket


The rocket had it's maiden flight in April 2011. It came to us in bare aluminum parts almost two years ago. We acid etched it and annodized it and painted it piece by piece. The whole process is documented on this page - just scroll down for more pics.

To see a video of the first flight click here

The wings assembled in the shop in white primer

Laying out the graphics on the tail

Rudder in white primer

Parts in the booth masked and ready for color


Some fibreglass parts in yellow base

Graphics coming together on the tail wing

Graphics going on the wings

Add some black

The wings were clearcoated one at a time in the spray booth

All the wing parts in final paint

Annodizes bare aluminium fusilage getting some white primer

The fuselage in white primer, time for endless hours of sanding