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pdooley

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Just got excited about my orders from AC and BMS. I got them both today.
Got a lot of centering rings, balsa wood and coupler stock from BMS. Also a Gyroc clone and BNC 55AO nose cone.
From AC, a Blackbird, Commanche, lotsa BT's and NC's, and some E9's.
My BMS stuff:
 

pdooley

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I really dig the NC50 pack, the orange NC's look like Sprint NC.
I love elliptical NC's!!
 

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Bright orange nosecone ?! :confused: :eek:
 

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not only is it bright orange, but check out the funky mounting.
No, there was no bottom cap provided to glue on.
I think you are suppose to thread a screw eye into the boss.:confused: :confused:
 

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Those are the nosecones used on the Alpha 3. Bright orange...kewl! :cool:

Jason
 

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Originally posted by pdooley
Just got excited about my orders from AC and BMS. I got them both today.
Got a lot of centering rings, balsa wood and coupler stock from BMS. Also a Gyroc clone and BNC 55AO nose cone.
From AC, a Blackbird, Commanche, lotsa BT's and NC's, and some E9's.
My BMS stuff:
Okay I'm lost...who is AC?
 

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Originally posted by pdooley
Just got excited about my orders from AC and BMS. I got them both today.
Got a lot of centering rings, balsa wood and coupler stock from BMS. Also a Gyroc clone and BNC 55AO nose cone.
From AC, a Blackbird, Commanche, lotsa BT's and NC's, and some E9's.
My BMS stuff:
:eek: Oooh...a Comanche 3. ChrisVG and I have one. I see a 3 way fully stacked drag race in the near future. :D Joe M had one too. Unfortunately, he loaded one of the booster motors in there backwards and subsequently scorched the 2nd stage. :( Nice order you have there. I bet you can't build them as fast as you order them. :)
 

pdooley

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I bet you can't build them as fast as you order them
Yes Eugene, very true.
I actually have 2 Commanches now, both un-built.
1 is to kit-bash a Farside.
And no, the Farside isn't built yet either!!!

Currently I have materials for; and unbuilt kits:

Phoenix
Commanche
Farside
1.25 Bluebird Zero
Omega
1.25 Vigilante
Colossus
Maxi Alpha 3
Maxi Alpha
Gyroc
Sprint
Goblin

and 20-30 more I can't think of now:rolleyes:
 

Karl

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Originally posted by pdooley
not only is it bright orange, but check out the funky mounting.
No, there was no bottom cap provided to glue on.
I think you are suppose to thread a screw eye into the boss.:confused: :confused:
I would add a scew-eye to that little whole , but add quite a bit of nosecone weight to the oposite side of the nosecone , because that little mount looks pretty heavy and could throw of the cg! :confused:
-Karl
 

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Originally posted by Karl
I would add a scew-eye to that little whole , but add quite a bit of nosecone weight to the oposite side of the nosecone , because that little mount looks pretty heavy and could throw of the cg! :confused:
-Karl
As others have mentioned this is the nose cone for the Estes Alpha III. Screw in an eyelet, it works just fine.
 

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ahhh! thats the nosecone from "it"

"it" didn't end good.

yes your supposed to screw an eye hook in there...
 

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Originally posted by Karl
I would add a scew-eye to that little whole , but add quite a bit of nosecone weight to the oposite side of the nosecone , because that little mount looks pretty heavy and could throw of the cg! :confused:
-Karl
CG is generally considered to positioned between the front and rear of the rocket - by screwing in a screw eye all you are doing is adding nose weight, which generally increases stability
 
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