- Jul 3, 2012
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I am getting ready to fly my 4" Patriot this weekend and have one concern. I epoxied the bb's in with some 30 min epoxy after roughing up the inside of the tube but I did not use a dowel or any other supplementary material for the epoxy to catch to. It currently is just sitting in there with no backing as well. My question is, is there anything I can do at this point to try and secure the weight further? I was debating putting a bulkhead right after the epoxy bb mixture just to have it covered and *hope* that in the case that the weight became dislodged it would do a little to help keep it from completely going through the back end of the rocket. The flight isn't going to be pulling any crazy amount of G's and sims at a max acceleration around 250 ft/s^2. I am aware that due to the way I epoxied it in there is a chance that it comes lose, but is it considerable enough to completely scrub the attempted based solely on that? Would adding the bulkhead help?