For black powder Estes/Quest type motors, I usually ditch the motor hooks and just friction fit the motor using masking tape.Has anyone come up with a creative way to mount motors into their rockets ? Other then buying motor retainers or the old fashion way of using a wire to hold the engine in? I'm looking for something easy and inexpensive
if ya have the pliers with ya when retrieving the rocket, the motors usually come out easy when theyre warm. sometimes pliers aren't even necessary, but I keep em in my back pocket just in case.How do you pull them out after the launch? Do they come out easy with pliers ?
Usually they do, and usually it only requires finger pressure, one thing to make sure of is that you spiral the tape around the motor casing a small amount so that as its inserted in the motor tube the tape doesn't roll back along the forward edge, by spiraling the tape a small amount, the edge of the tape inserted first is only a single thickness and it goes in easily (somewhere CJ aka blackjack2564 posted a picture of this very recently in reference to a minimum diameter rocket project).How do you pull them out after the launch? Do they come out easy with pliers ?