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jhein

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Basically I am scratch building a rocket. I thought this would be a good time to try BlueTube for the airframe. So I bought a 3"x48" airframe along with a LOC 3" ogive nose cone from Apogee. The NC fits just fine BUT the BlueTube is noticeably wider causing a slight stairstep where the shoulder of the NC meets the airframe. Are there any other NCs that will be a better match? Should I contact Apogee and send it back? The BlueTube website sells NCs but doesn't give any real details about them.

thanks
Jim
 

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Basically I am scratch building a rocket. I thought this would be a good time to try BlueTube for the airframe. So I bought a 3"x48" airframe along with a LOC 3" ogive nose cone from Apogee. The NC fits just fine BUT the BlueTube is noticeably wider causing a slight stairstep where the shoulder of the NC meets the airframe. Are there any other NCs that will be a better match? Should I contact Apogee and send it back? The BlueTube website sells NCs but doesn't give any real details about them.

thanks
Jim
If the shoulder of the NC is long enough cut off a short section of the airframe and epoxy it to the shoulder, then contour the forward edge to match the nosecone.
 

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Yep just round off your tube or check PML, their NC's used to be a bit bigger around to allow for glassing phenolic tube.
Don't quote me though.
 

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Check with alwaysreadyrocketry. In my experience LOC and Giant Leap Pinnacle nones work well.
 

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