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Do you take requests? I'd be interested in OR models of AeroPack retainers (specifically the 54mm flanged version), but it would be cool to have OR files for all the retainers since they are so commonly used.
 

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I need either a sample, or a very detailed measured (engineering type) drawing and photos to sim something up (or lots and lots of descriptions of what I'm trying to sim up).

Sorry if I'm not entirely coherent, really bad sleep last night, and I worked today (small kids take a lot of energy).
 

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So I have some questions about OR that maybe someone can answer.
1. Are individual components like nosecones or fins stored as .ork files somewhere? Or are they some other file extension?
In reference to the OpenRocket program, nosecones = yes (sort of), fins = no. Nosecone shapes are based on specific parameters for each type/style. OR uses those parameters along with user input for length, dia, etc to create the desired nosecone.
2. Let's say I have created a motor mount consisting of a motor tube, centering rings, and engine retainer. Can these be saved or copied & pasted into a new instance of OR? It would be nice as I make changes to a design or incorporating into a new design.
Yes, this is easy to do. Open two instances of OR on your computer. In one instance open (Load) the .ork file you wish to copy part(s) from. Next, in the parts tree list highlight a specific part then press "Ctrl + C" keyboard combo to copy part to the clipboard (Computer memory).
Now go to the 2nd instance of OR, navigate the parts tree to where you wish to insert the copied part and press "Ctrl + V" keyboard combo. In the case of a new (empty) OR design, just highlight the word Sustainer and then "Ctrl + V".
 

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In reference to the OpenRocket program, nosecones = yes (sort of), fins = no. Nosecone shapes are based on specific parameters for each type/style. OR uses those parameters along with user input for length, dia, etc to create the desired nosecone.


Yes, this is easy to do. Open two instances of OR on your computer. In one instance open (Load) the .ork file you wish to copy part(s) from. Next, in the parts tree list highlight a specific part then press "Ctrl + C" keyboard combo to copy part to the clipboard (Computer memory).
Now go to the 2nd instance of OR, navigate the parts tree to where you wish to insert the copied part and press "Ctrl + V" keyboard combo. In the case of a new (empty) OR design, just highlight the word Sustainer and then "Ctrl + V".
Tobor, that worked great! Thanks. Saves a lot of work. :)
Another question. My nosecone is larger than my bodyy tube so I need to lift my launch lugs a wee bit. What would be the easiest way to do this? I'll probably use 3mm birch plywood.
 

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I created 2 short trapazoidal fins to put my launch lugs on. Then I recreated the launch lugs and moved them to the correct fore/aft positions. How do I move them to the top of the short fins?
 

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Been playing with OR again, and I've been developing some new techniques for improving visual accuracy... Here's my new Estes 29mm Motor Retainer Set (072412))



You can adjust the outer ring by playing with the "Position Relative to: Bottom of parent component" for motors with thrust rings. And yes, you are seeing the notches in the base of the inner ring being faked. Due to the nature of the threads, they are not 100% accurate, but it's better than nothing.
 

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Greg Furtman

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Been playing with OR again, and I've been developing some new techniques for improving visual accuracy... Here's my new Estes 29mm Motor Retainer Set (072412))



You can adjust the outer ring by playing with the "Position Relative to: Bottom of parent component" for motors with thrust rings. And yes, you are seeing the notches in the base of the inner ring being faked. Due to the nature of the threads, they are not 100% accurate, but it's better than nothing.
Good work! but the link to the file doesn't work.
 

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Check again... I was editing it... I realized that the grips were standing too proud, and did a quick fix to get them right.
Eww! Those are the icky, icky grips I always sand off! 🤮 Nice work though. No offence 😇 (i just discovered these emoji gimmicks and looking for excuses to use them, so don't mind me)
 
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