Gps av bays for the nose cone

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  1. Nov 13, 2019 #1

    highflyer1968

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    I remember there was threads for this but I cant seem to find them. Wanting to know if there are any sites I can buy nose cone bays for the GPS.

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    User Big_Red_Daddy on here laser cuts nosecone bays and bulkheads.
     
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    I do. I have them available for a few different sizes of nose cone. All laser cut plywood. Nice mounting ring. Inexpensive and effective. PM me if you want more details.
     
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    Lab rat rocketry makes them too.
     
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    PML makes a whole system with a nose cone and a built-in AV bay, they call it the Intellicone. I've used it and it works well, although they only offer it in limited sizes and one style (it looks like a 4:1 ogive).
     
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    The sled from a PML Intellicone also fits nicely in the MAC Performance nosecone bays. I use this combo to fly my Eggfinder in everything from plastic PML and Pinnacle nosecones to FWFG Wildman and Madcow cones.
     
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    Thanks guys I will take a look at all the options you've given me.
     
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    I'm not in the av-bay business per se but here is some 3D stuff I did with Featherweight Raven4+Tracker for 38 and 54 mm Nose cones. For the 54mm one, the Raven is mounted to the base of the 38mm Featherweight Av Bay. For the 38mm one, the base is the 14mm Featherweight Av Bay. I used those Av Bay parts because then it gives you terminals for the ejection charges. I have flown the 38mm one once already (J350 to about 9K feet) and have yet to fly the 54 mm one. With the Raven, it is 'mach immune' under thrust so I put vent holes in the nose cone just past the end of the coupler. I used small tapered screws from McMaster Carr to screw the nose cone to the coupler piece. For dual deploy from the nose cone I used a cable cutter for the main.


    hmmm... the attachments are blank ... I may have to try again... ... yes working on it now... ok; I think this fixed the images... 38-and-54-nosecone-bays.png 38bay-FW-Raven.png 38bay-FW-Tracker.png
     
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    I will second the MAC Performance nose cone kits and the Labrat sleds. I’ve used the Labrat sleds in the nosecone and attached to shockcord. Recently had a particular violent recovery that I lost sight of and shredded my chute. The sled kept my eggfinder safe and I was able to easily recover.
     
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