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Old 02-14-2021, 02:14 PM
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Did someone say NCW-1?

https://www.oldrocketforum.com/showthread.php?t=2509

I picked up a bunch of Carl's WL-7 weights, he didn't have them for very long, IIRC.
I have a whole bunch of these still on hand, but I don't recall exactly how many, aside from OVER ordering the quantity.
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Old 02-14-2021, 03:06 PM
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Lead Fishing weights are still available as far as I know.
One of few Lead uses the mamby-pambys haven't got banned.

You can still get the attached box pic if you know where to look.
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Old 02-14-2021, 08:49 PM
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when I needed nose weight, I usually tried to get it as far forward as possible and was able to use a bit less weight to achieve the same c.g. shift.

I drilled a hole into the base of the balsa NC, filled it with the necessary amount of lead shot (local sporting goods stores carry shotgun shells), and capped it with a plug of glue or epoxy. It always stayed put just fine.

If the NC is big and long enough to leave empty space in the hole, you can plug the hole with a short piece of dowel and have a solid hard spot to insert the screw-eye
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Old 07-20-2021, 08:28 PM
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Finally finished the Estes Apogee II clone. Neal Miller helped me out with the nose weights and sent me a couple of decals. Despite the use of decal film, I managed to botch the "Apogee II" decal. The picture doesn't show the florescent orange very well.

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Old 07-20-2021, 09:53 PM
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Very nice, Chas.
You can see the lead nose weights too.
Fluorescent colors never seem to show as vibrant when photographed.
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Old 07-21-2021, 12:48 PM
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Thanks. The plans call for one lead nose weight under the balsa nose block and the second on the nose cone. I am assuming that they went that way to use their standard screw eyes.

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Old 07-21-2021, 03:12 PM
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Many years ago, I ordered a sheet of lead from McMaster Carr. I bought a circular punch, a bit undersized, to make holes. I made maybe a dozen punches and the sheet is barely touched!

I should make a point of knocking out a few hundred circles and selling them.
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Old 07-21-2021, 09:29 PM
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Many years ago, I ordered a sheet of lead from McMaster Carr. I bought a circular punch, a bit undersized, to make holes. I made maybe a dozen punches and the sheet is barely touched!

I should make a point of knocking out a few hundred circles and selling them.


Well, you're not alone in that!
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