Anyone tried papering the fins on a Comanche 3?

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  1. Oct 10, 2018 #1

    DankMemes

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    So picked up a few commanche 3's at HL, on clearance, wanted to do a solid build that would survive a full stack launch, so considered papering the fins, but only ever done this on 3FNC models. wondering if in full stack with all 9 fins (the bottom ones are pretty big) if this might add to much weight to the butt of the rocket. Thoughts?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2018 #2

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    While you're at it... Could you scan them with a ruler so I can sim it?
     
  3. Oct 18, 2018 at 9:12 PM #3

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    Sure man, I'll see if I can get them up there soon, would be good for making a template for a backup set of fins anyway.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2018 at 9:31 PM #4

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    Well... it would certainly add *some* weight, but not all that much. You could offset some or all of it with nose weight if necessary.
     
  5. Oct 18, 2018 at 10:00 PM #5

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    Papering the fins won't add enough weight to matter.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2018 at 8:28 PM #6

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    Did it on both the full size and mini...

    Still went outta sight!

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