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Old 02-06-2017, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jerry Irvine
You may not be able to confirm or deny but you have proven you are willing to listen and respond. Your ability to connect with bleeding edge rocketeers to bring products to a mass market, is a new and wonderful development at Estes. Kudos.

Might I suggest when you do a kit production you also order spare plastics, especially nose cones for after market sales?

Alpha BT-50
Goblin BT-55
Mean Machine BT-60
Maxi-Alpha BT-80
4" ogive BT-101 H

Some BT-70 NC? AJ or 3:1 ogive ok. (TARC)

I was trying to press the "Like" button but mysteriously could not find it ...
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerry Irvine
There are built-up designs that modern laser cutting makes possible that airplane makers have been doing for decades with stringers and whatever the other thing is called.
They--the "across-the-fuselage" bulkheads in balsa-and-tissue (and in "planked-balsa") model airplanes, model sailplanes, and (in the few that have been built) model zeppelins--are called formers; the formers and the nose-to-tail stringers comprise the framework. In many (most?) "planked-balsa" models, balsa skin strips are used instead of stringers, as in a wooden boat hull, and the skin strips (together with the formers) create a semi-monocoque structure, which would lend itself to laser-cutting for such rocket nose cones.
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