Looking For Built-Up Insulation Foam Nosecone Tutorial Videos

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K'Tesh

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I've found a site that describes how to make a built-up nosecone, but I'm kinda tired, and I'm looking for some audio/visual input... e.g. a video showing the process.

I've found a video that shows how to make a craft foam nosecone, but it's not built-up... Thus, its missing a critical step in the process. So, I'm not finding what I want there.
I've also found a video that shows how to make a RC Plane's spinner, but it's not Insulation foam.
Apogee's got a video... but it's again, not insulation foam.

Anyone know of any videos that show the process of building up and shaping a nosecone out of insulation foam?
 

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Do not have a tutorial but can show what they look like when they come in ballistic and they compress and shed all the fiberglass! How I did mine was attach 3 at a time to all thread and the in a hand held drill, starting at the bottom biggest one first, get it to the correct size, the taper to the smaller, then mark all with a line, then take the "new" top one, and put it on the bottom, and then the next 2 and start tapering again but not touching the very "bottom" of the bottom ring, so I did not disturb its size relationship to the two I tapered first, and then just continue this until all were done.
 

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David Schwantz

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Hi K, I did a 12"foam NC. Not a video, but just a thread. I would be happy to answer anything that I might be able to. Dave.
 

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Not a video but I did this back in 2014. It amounted to a "lathe" in conjunction with a "millng machine". A rotisserie motor turns the nose cone assembly while the router cuts off the foam... And makes an incredible mess!
 

JohnCoker

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Not exactly what you asked for, but related:
 

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