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by Aquaman33
Thu Oct 08, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: Aerotech Mirage
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Aerotech Mirage

Yes, cyanoacrylate is super glue or CA glue. Yes, epoxy is usually a lot more appropriate for most rocket applications. The other good thing about epoxy is that you can control the viscosity by adding fillers to thicken it. Surface preparation is important when using epoxy. Surfaces should be roughe...
by Aquaman33
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Air Command Water Rockets
Topic: Horizon - 2 Stage Water Rocket
Replies: 36
Views: 35030

Re: Horizon - 2 Stage Water Rocket

How's this project going George?
by Aquaman33
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Der Flat Max
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Der Flat Max

Great build. What do you use for motor retention? Friction fit - little bit of tape around the base of the engine and then jam it into the motor mount. Since the top of the mount is open, there's little back pressure at eject, so the motor should remain in place without trouble :) Cheers, Krusty! M...
by Aquaman33
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Der Flat Max
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: Der Flat Max

Great build.

What do you use for motor retention?
by Aquaman33
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Minimum Diameter 3d Printed Fin Cans
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Minimum Diameter 3d Printed Fin Cans

These look great . I have ordered my first 3d printer and hope to see it arrive early next with this kind of thing in mind. Cant wait to see what it can do. Great to hear. There are lots of interesting 3d printable rockets and accessories available online, but I think it's more fun to design your o...
by Aquaman33
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Low Powered Rocketry
Topic: Minimum Diameter 3d Printed Fin Cans
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Minimum Diameter 3d Printed Fin Cans

Inspired by Strud's post about lack of posts recently I thought would share some poor quality pics of my recent experiments with 3d printed minimum diameter fin cans. Having finished my L2 project I decided the go back to low power. I haven't made many minimum diameter rockets before so I started wo...
by Aquaman33
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: How's the Weather..?
Topic: Lack of posts....
Replies: 8
Views: 675

Re: Lack of posts....

I think we have had 2 low power launches and zero high power launches this year, due to Covid and then insurance issues. So that has knocked the wind out of my sails a little. I have been quietly working on a few projects, but probably nothing exciting enough to post on here.....unless people really...
by Aquaman33
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Australian Model Rocket Society
Topic: AMRS Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 1648

Re: AMRS Insurance

I think it would be great to see some sort of official statement from AMRS.
by Aquaman33
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rocketry Control Room
Topic: Launch disappointment......
Replies: 13
Views: 1338

Re: Launch disappointment......

"We just came out here for six and a half hours for no reason," one boy said.

Tough crowd.
by Aquaman33
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Mid/High Powered Rocketry
Topic: MacPerformance Firestick XL - my level 2.5 build
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: MacPerformance Firestick XL - my level 2.5 build

Man that looks solid.

Awesome build.
by Aquaman33
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Self Introductions
Topic: Hello friends.
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Hello friends.

Hi Pony,

Welcome to the forum.

Its a great hobby and there are lots of great people on here that will be happy answer questions.

Enjoy.
by Aquaman33
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: Vacuum tooling for composite construction
Replies: 22
Views: 1780

Re: Vacuum tooling for composite construction

Looks great.

That is a serious fin alignment jig. Love it.
by Aquaman33
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: When all you have is a hammer...
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: When all you have is a hammer...

while I included a tie down point for the parachute for the nose cone, I didn't include anything similar for the body. I recently needed an attachment point inside a body tube. So I printed this ring. https://i.ibb.co/wy1T2gP/Screen-Shot-2020-08-18-at-8-42-18-pm.png I epoxied in a carbon fibre rod ...
by Aquaman33
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Scratch Built
Topic: When all you have is a hammer...
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: When all you have is a hammer...

Great to see more 3d printed fin cans. I have been printing and flying various different rockets with 3d printed fin cans for a while. In my experience the fins don't survive for long if they hit the ground first. So now I only 3d print fin cans with fins that are swept forward. So the motor hits th...
by Aquaman33
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Propulsion
Topic: CTI 38mm Tailcone
Replies: 4
Views: 1426

Re: CTI 38mm Tailcone

I'm not familiar with the rules, but if I was writing the rules I would say that bonding anything to a motor closure is a motor modification.

But its a great rocket.

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