- Nov 27, 2014
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I have a 2.6" FG Madcow Tomach. The Tomach's FG nosecone is loose, so much so that it will fall out if held upside down. Any ideas on snuging it up?
I've had great luck with blue painters tape to snug up avionics bays - haven't had any issues with sticking, even in a very hot florida sun. I also put a light dusting of baby powder on it and rub it till it's a really thin coat.Caution using tape....in hot weather.
Tends to stick to both sides if left to "cook" in the sun.
You can always mitigate this by taking 2 small squares of sheet metal and installing them on the inside of the airframe and the outside of the nosecone shoulder. Drill your shear pin holes in the middle of the sheet metal squares. It will help the shearing action of the pin and should snug up the body tube fit. With motor ejection, 2 of the 2-56 shear pins should be enough.Shear pins really need a tight fit to shear off. Too much room and instead of cutting they try to pull out and can cause a jam between the cone and the inside of the body tube. When you do the tape put wraps just under the shoulder to the body tube and near the bottom of the cone so you have two bands around the base of the cone. This will prevent rocking of the cone.