Red blooded white American male
- Oct 30, 2009
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I am in the process of building my 38mm LOC Forte. I have completed the rocket except for painting. Since there is 4 fins on the outside, I put 8 fin fillets on those with 5 minute expoxy. In the inside where the fin tabs touch the motor tube I put 8 fin fillets there aswell. Also, where the fin tabs just enter the body tube on the inside of the body tube I put 8 fin fillets there to. In total I have 24 fin fillets for strength using 5 minute expoxy. On the back end of the rocket where the real centering ring is I coated it in less than a 1/4 inch of expoxy so that the back end of the rocket is sumerged in epoxy. Before I put the aft centering ring on I poured in heavyduty wood glue for about 1/4 inch behind the forward centering ring and I did the same for in front of the forward centering and as a result the forward centering is encased in glue. So I was wondering since I used a ton of expoxy on this Forte is it stronger then it needs to be or did I just build this rocket very thoroughly to take the excess stress.