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8" filament wound nose cone

Nathan

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Does anybody know where you can buy a 8" diameter 5:1 or 6:1 filament wound fiberglass nose cone? Madcow sells one but has been out of stock for more than a year. I'm starting to plan for a level 3 project (8" diameter 14 foot tall upscale Frenzy).
 
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Have you called Madcow to see if they'll sell you one? I needed something that was listed as OOS on the site and they had them sitting on a shelf.
 

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Have you called Madcow to see if they'll sell you one? I needed something that was listed as OOS on the site and they had them sitting on a shelf.

Yes I emailed him about 6 months ago. At that time he said that they were working to have more made, I assume by Curtis.

Is Curtis Turner the only source of filament wound fiberglass components for the entire hobby?
 

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Nathan,,
Dan from Python is highly thought of and I'm sure will make you anything you want...
I don't know about filament wound though...
If you want filament wound it's awfully easy to drop a dime to Wildman and it'll be on your doorstep in a few days....

Teddy
 
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I'd recommend Python. They worked with us when we built Our Children's Future and needed a 9" diameter nose cone. They're super nice to work with. Although it isn't filament wound (it's fiberglassed foam), they work incredibly well.
 

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Dan at Python did a great job on our 12.75" 5:1 ogive, it was carbon fiber over foam with a 4" PML stuffer tube.
 

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Thanks for the info, I think I will contact Dan at Python Rocketry when I am ready to start collecting components for my level 3 project. His fiberglassed foam nose cones look pretty good.
 

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Nathan,
A base 8 x 40 cone with 8" shoulder would weigh approx 7-8#
With shear pin band it would be $215. The shape doesn't matter.
High temp epoxy, carbon, extra tip weight are extra options.

Dan
 

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Nathan,
A base 8 x 40 cone with 8" shoulder would weigh approx 7-8#
With shear pin band it would be $215. The shape doesn't matter.
High temp epoxy, carbon, extra tip weight are extra options.

Dan

As a comparison, my FWFG Formula 200 NC (inlcuding coupler, tip, and bulkplate) is a hair under ten pounds.
 

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Wow Dan,,
You sure are precise with that...
And yours come out lighter then the FWFG counterpart...
Very impressive...

Teddy
 

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Teddy, just send it all to me and I'll tell you exactly what you have. ;)
 

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Ken at Performance Hobbies had exactly what I was looking for. I picked it up at the Battlepark launch on Saturday. The level 3 project has officially begun!

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Meanwhile, as a very large shipping container shows up in Matt's driveway .... :wink:

Looks good, Nathan. Looks almost identical to the one from my F200, except mine is black.
 

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Yeah,, I think he'd throw up..lol..
Man is that a big cone,,
I guess there's no probs getting tracking equipment in that thing...

Teddy
 

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Yeah,, I think he'd throw up..lol..
Man is that a big cone,,
I guess there's no probs getting tracking equipment in that thing...

Teddy

No need for a tracker. I rarely fly rockets higher than 4000 ft and one of my goals is to keep it below 4000 ft on my level 3 cert flight. If I stick with the design I have so far it will weigh about 70 lb. I'll probably use something like a M1670 Blue Streak for the cert flight, which sims at 3890 ft.

But I'm getting a little ahead of myself, all I have so far is a nose cone . . .
 

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No need for a tracker. I rarely fly rockets higher than 4000 ft and one of my goals is to keep it below 4000 ft on my level 3 cert flight. If I stick with the design I have so far it will weigh about 70 lb. I'll probably use something like a M1670 Blue Streak for the cert flight, which sims at 3890 ft.

But I'm getting a little ahead of myself, all I have so far is a nose cone . . .

That's pretty funny Nathan,,
Getting a bit ahead of myself,,
All I have so far is a nosecone,,

get it,, get it,,

nosecone..

awwww ferget it... lol...

Teddy
 

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That's pretty funny Nathan,,
Getting a bit ahead of myself,,
All I have so far is a nosecone,,

get it,, get it,,

nosecone..

awwww ferget it... lol...

Teddy

Would have been,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
funnier with a whole lot,,,,,,,,,,
more commas!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol:
 
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