G12 Tubes and Epoxy/Keying

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Re: G12 Tubes and Epoxy/Keying

Postby Bourney » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:04 pm

If you check out Mark Canepa's book you'll see a photo and description of a rocket that uses some brass shim material glued onto the airframe to help shear the pins.

BUT this was on a cardboard/phenolic rocket IIRC and yours is fiberglass. I reckon the fiberglass won't need any help. But that's not speaking from direct experience.
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Re: G12 Tubes and Epoxy/Keying

Postby october sky » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:08 pm

I have used brass plates in all of my fiberglass rockets and it works a treat. I very much recommend it. :wink:
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Re: G12 Tubes and Epoxy/Keying

Postby jase » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:27 pm

Quick thread update - flew the Nike Smoke for the first time today on a K1100, 18 seconds to apogee 5166ft max velocity 947kph - very happy :D

A sincere thanks for the advice provided here 8)
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Re: G12 Tubes and Epoxy/Keying

Postby october sky » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:41 pm

Congrat's to you Jase, well done ! 8)
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