101 Uses for Spent Motor Casings

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    JKeeper

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    I have been thinking lately of all of the uses for spent motor casings. And have decided to make a thread to see how many we can come up with. Ill start!
    1. Motor Adapters
    2. Engine Blocks



    PS. Make sure you number your post!!!:)
     
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    3. Launch Rod Stand-Off (to keep the rocket off of the blast deflector)
     
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    4. Launch rod storage case. Years ago there was briefly an EAC newsletter, that included a hints & suggestions section. In one issue they suggested gluing 8 casings together to create a tube and using it as a storage case for your rods. I tried it but the contraption kept breaking apart, the glue I had back then wasn't very good.
     
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    Put a dowel through it and you have something to hold it while the paint dries.
     
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    4. Glue to the end of a long dowel. Casing end goes in rocket, otehr end gets pushed into the ground. This is useful for painting outside.

    5. Glue to short dowel and a square piece of wood for a simple display stand.
     
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    7 - Cut the nozzle off (18mm) and use it as a fuel grain in a microhybrid.

    8 - Cat toys. :rolleyes:
     
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    18mm casings can be sanded to take a 13mm motor great for the shortie rockets. 24mm to fit 18mm

    Filled with lead and clay to the right weight for dummy motors for test swings and balancing,

    Cut in half carefully then filled with different colour clay to show the inner workings of a motor.

    plug the nozzle end and paint bright colour and its a great rod cap.

    mandrels for gluing on fins

    node cone shoulders

    two 18mm caseing make a great make shift flashlight.

    shredded and pealed down they work great as fire starters in survival kits

    Cleaned out they each hold one battery great to keep the batteries apart when traveling.
     
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    I like them for motor adaptors, paint sticks and display stands. But for engine blocks, I find them to be a bit of a loose fit that requires more futzing with than I have temperament for.

    Doug

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    #18) Cut in short sections and use as landing pads.
     
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    19, Ejection charge canister for DD HPR
     
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    20. Engine block spacer tool.

    G.D.
     
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    #21 Christmas tree ornaments
    #22 fillet shaping tool.
     
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    Micro Maxx rod holder/pad adapter.
     
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    Any sufficient technology will be used for cat toys.
     
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    24. use as a body tube.

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    they work great for braces for the kids....
     
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    25. Floating Head Piston Heads.
    26. Cut up and use for engine blocks.
    27. Clean out the inside of a casing and use as a 24-18 or 18-13 motor adapter.
     
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    Those look like C motors...which means that girl has one big mouth. :D
     
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    28. Hang them in your car for fresheners, better than Little Trees.
     
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    My wife threatened if I save one more, she will find a place to put them and I think it will be quite painful. Maybe sideways?
     
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    29. Motor block insertion/positioning tool. (I'm surprised that no one has mentioned this yet.)
    30. Cutting block when one is cutting minimum diameter tubing.
    31. Cluster mount spacing gauge. (Bundle some together and insert into a tube as a rough gauge of whether that cluster will fit into that tube.)
    32. Gauge to aid in design of motor retention device and as dummy motor for ground testing of retention device.
    33. Internal coupler for holding together stages of a multistage rocket that is being displayed.
    34. Ballast for use in determining booster stage mass after staging and for rough preliminary estimate of rocket's mass and CG location after motor burnout.
    35. Inert reload for use in demonstrating reloadable motor assembly process (spent CTI Pro38 and Pro54 reloads only).
     
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    Great ideas!! :clap:
     
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    Or when you are setting rockets up outdoors for display (such as at a launch) or arranging them for as photograph. (That's what I did.) It prevents them from being blown over by a stray breeze.

    36. As wind chimes.
    37. DIY lincoln logs.
    38. Tube couplers.
    39. Payload section ballast.
    40. Bulb/light holders for a night launch rocket.
    41. Faux cannon or howitzer barrels or mortar tubes in scale or futuristic models.
     
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    Best idea I've read in a long time. :roll:
     
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    42. Glued together to make mandrels for cutting tubes and for rolling cardstock tubes.

    43. Plugs to keep paint from going on the inside of the tube.

    44. Dummy motors when launching a cluster with less than a full motor complement (so that ejection works properly).
     
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    45. Wasp blocks. I fill the nozzles with glue and place them in the rockets that I have hanging in the garage. Keeps critters from building nests inside rockets.
     
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    Yup - that way, the dog doesn't always have to take the blame...


    Especially when you don't even own one.
     
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    Put them under your pillow and the motor fairy will bring some new ones. YA RITE:D
     
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    Paint with bright color--use as launch rod cap.
    Glue/screw to a wood plaque for model display base.
    Pan flute.
     
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    46. Shim a leg on a wobbly table.
    47. Range box lid prop.
    48. Staging coupler. (Did I already mention that?)

    I like the wasp block and the pan flute ideas.
     

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