Formula 200 nose cone -- how do I get the aluminum tip off? My arm is not long enough

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Bat-mite

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Anyone who has built a really big rocket with a Proline FG NC with the metal tip, can you give me a suggestion for getting the screw out so I can remove the tip? The NC is about 3.5' deep, and my arm is nowhere near long enough to reach it with a screwdriver.

I want to put some all thread in there, so I need to get it out.

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and I will bet that it requires a standard no. 2 screwdriver :). reminds me of a time when we had to remove a part for inspection...had to make a 4' extension for the socket wrench, perhaps a screwdriver bit on a longish extension would work.
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Twist the nose tip off. Hit the screw with a mallet to remove it.

To reinstall, drop the screw/ring assembly in, screw the tip on while pulling on it.
 

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Twist the nose tip off. Hit the screw with a mallet to remove it.

To reinstall, drop the screw/ring assembly in, screw the tip on while pulling on it.
So I don't need to put counter-tension on the screw? It'll just twist off?
 

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So I don't need to put counter-tension on the screw? It'll just twist off?
It should unless they really torqued in on. I have removed every Aluminum tip the same way.
 
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