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  1. #121
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    Quote Originally Posted by Incongruent View Post
    It's a kit; the Estes "Tech Pak Scratch Build."
    I'm guessing they don't recommend hot glue in the instructions with that one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rstaff3 View Post
    I want someone to build a rocket out of hot glue. Shock cord and chute excepted. And maybe a lug so it isn't too sticky.
    That would be fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neil_w View Post
    I'm guessing they don't recommend hot glue in the instructions with that one...
    No. They recommend white glue, like all other Estes kits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neil_w View Post
    I'm guessing they don't recommend hot glue in the instructions with that one...
    My point was that that's why they roll their own tube.
    I don't think they reccommend hot glue, but I don't own it either and the instructions aren't on Estes's site, so knowing Estes...

    Nah, the builder probably just thought,"Hot glue's easier."

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    Here's a good fake tip:

    Buy a Estes Cosmos Mariner for a fun build and safe and predictable flights.
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    The reason he went with hot glue had something to do with it was easier and faster for his students to put a fin on straight.

    Normally I wouldn't care, build it with hot glue and give me a "heads up" when it launches. But he's teaching this to students.

    If I am ever making a big mistake, I would hope someone would slap me out of it.
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    Discuss politics on any hobby forum you participate in. It helps people open up and get to know each other.

    (PS, how do you change the thread title? I've wanted to update my build threads)

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    I have a (barely) mid-power rocket whose corrugated plastic fins are attached with hot glue. It flies exclusively on the Estes 29mm motors. One fin needed to be reattached once but it holds up fine. I check the fins prior to each flight to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nytrunner View Post
    Discuss politics on any hobby forum you participate in. It helps people open up and get to know each other.

    (PS, how do you change the thread title? I've wanted to update my build threads)
    Edit your first post and you can change the title from there.
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    Pro Tip #130: Drizzle superglue on your Estes shock cord and it will last longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabernut View Post
    Edit your first post and you can change the title from there.
    Must be in advanced mode to edit the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabernut View Post
    Pro Tip #130: Drizzle superglue on your Estes shock cord and it will last longer.
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    It not really necessary to glue a retainer to the motor mount tube as long as it's tight on the motor.
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    Social media sites are never used by prosecutors and defense attorneys to gather info on cases they are working on (it's too hard for them to look someone up on FB). Besides it's a great place to get free and completely accurate legal advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K'Tesh View Post
    Social media sites are never used by prosecutors and defense attorneys to gather info on cases they are working on (it's too hard for them to look someone up on FB). Besides it's a great place to get free and completely accurate legal advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K'Tesh View Post
    Social media sites are never used by prosecutors and defense attorneys to gather info on cases they are working on (it's too hard for them to look someone up on FB). Besides it's a great place to get free and completely accurate legal advice.
    So is The Rocketry Forum!

    The best way to get legal advice is:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabernut View Post
    The reason he went with hot glue had something to do with it was easier and faster for his students to put a fin on straight.

    Normally I wouldn't care, build it with hot glue and give me a "heads up" when it launches. But he's teaching this to students.
    There is a local group that holds a rocket day each year. People get to come in to build and fly a rocket. They allow less than an hour to assemble the rocket, so.... yes - everyone gets assembled using hot glue. They do make white glue available but mostly they suggest using the hot glue.

    Pressing the tea bag shock cord mount onto a blob of hot glue sometimes is a bit uncomfortable....
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    Quote Originally Posted by les View Post
    Pressing the tea bag shock cord mount onto a blob of hot glue sometimes is a bit uncomfortable....
    Nitrile gloves, baby!
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    Check it out, I found some lipstick that will help you lose weight...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bat-mite View Post
    Nitrile gloves, baby!
    Cotton is reccommended for working with CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAllen View Post
    Check it out, I found some lipstick that will help you lose weight...


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    I spread gluestick onto crackers sometimes. It's creamy and sort of minty, and it actually isn't tacky in your mouth.

    Try it, low calorie snack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incongruent View Post
    I spread gluestick onto crackers sometimes. It's creamy and sort of minty, and it actually isn't tacky in your mouth.

    Try it, low calorie snack!
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    the 5-second rule doesn't apply to soup..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dr wogz View Post
    the 5-second rule doesn't apply to soup..
    The 5 second rule doesn't apply if the floor is a the aerobic tank of a sewage treatment plant, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr wogz View Post
    the 5-second rule doesn't apply to soup..
    Or soft ice cream..,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Shannon View Post
    Or soft ice cream..,
    Does this imply the existence of "hard ice cream"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incongruent View Post
    Does this imply the existence of "hard ice cream"?
    Yes... But you're too young to get to enjoy it legally.
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    If you're setting up a complex calculation and a small value is incorrect, you can just continue. It probably won't be a big problem.


    (Background: I'm pretty sure a Leviathan's CP isn't 138" behind the base of the nosecone....)
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    Be sure to plug the nozzle with epoxy after inserting the ignitor. This helps increase the pressure prior to liftoff....
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    If you title your thread "ignore", no one will respond.

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