FlisKits announces Body Tube Extravaganza!

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jflis

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Earllier today Kathy and I were kitting up parts for the parts department as we have been receiving a *lot* of parts orders since Christmas and many items have found themselves near depleted.

While kitting up body tubes it occured to me that we receive many orders for one pack of each of our 18" tubes. It's a very common theme with many of our parts orders.

Well, I got to thinking, if that's what you want, that's what we'll provide!

Therefore, we've just added a new part number to our wide and growing selection of body tubes:

BT-MIX-18

This collection of body tubes includes 2 each of the following tubes:

BT- 5-18
BT-20-18
BT-50-18
BT-55-18
BT-60-18
BT-70-175

powderburner

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As long as we're talking about parts, I would really like it if someone offered solid bulkheads made of the same fiberboard material as the centering rings.

I find that these bulkheads come in handy quite often. They could be used to design an avionics or payload bay, or baffles, or as the starting point for custom/oddball motor mounts.

I don't like the kind that a certain other rocket parts company sells, the kind that has concentric slices all pre-cut for various BT sizes and you punch out what you want. Those things are too flimsy, and if you cut an off-center hole for a goofy motor mount, all the pre-sliced stuff begins to fall apart and you end up with a mess.

Is there anyone else out there who would buy bulkhead blanks if they were offered?

jflis

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If there's an interest, we would certainly look into it.

Also, would there be a problem if they were *slightly* oversized??

jetra2

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Well, Jim, you have to realize, yet I am sure you know this already, is that a bulkhead is much stronger when placed inside a coupler, since then you can put a glue fillet on both sides of the ring. Slightly oversizedmight be a small problem, but it wouldn't be all that hard to cut it down a tad.

Jason

powderburner

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Originally posted by jflis
If there's an interest, we would certainly look into it.
Also, would there be a problem if they were *slightly* oversized??
Beggars can't be choosers, I would welcome the availability of just about any product like this.
Oversized stuff would be a bit less handy, as I will have to monkey with it to make it the right size-----I can do that now with a blank sheet of tagboard or model aircraft plywood.
What I was hoping you could do is this: use the existing materials, the existing laser-cutting set-up, and simply cut the one outer circle without cutting the internal hole. That keeps it about as simple as I can think of.
But first we gotta see if anyone even wants these things.

slim_t

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Originally posted by eugenefl
You seem quite eager to own a T/S for yourself. I say go for the scratchbuild!
It's on my list. My long long list of rockets I want to build.
Maybe Jason will bring it to the SEARS launch in Feb so I can get a look at it. (hint, hint, you out there Jason?)

Tim

jetra2

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Heck yeah I'll be bringing it!

Got a good size field? I'll put it up on 3 C6's to a D12-5 or 7, maybe even a E9-8...ruh roh raggie!

I'd be more than happy to help you out with building it! You will immensely enjoy this rocket and most everything about it! I won't forget to bring it!

Jason