Being a COM (cheap old man), I am always looking for a way to save money. I discovered that a dunkin donuts straw fits over a 1/4" launch rod very nicely. I also discovered that Elmer's school glue does not stick to said straw. It does stick very well to body tubes, however. Does anyone have any tips on how to clean up the messy BT that's left behind when the glassine is removed? I am going to attach the LL ( 1" DD straw segment) using epoxy. I will also apply a thinned layer of epoxy to the straw to beef it up a bit. Then I will repair the damaged BT and paint.