Other solutions for keeping your nose cone weight in place.

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kuririn

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From the OP's posts on other threads I'm assuming we're talking low power here.
If I'm wrong then please forgive me.
So why make this more complicated than it needs to be?
Fill the cavity with PU foaming glue, let it cure overnight, problem solved.
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Takes the same amount of time as using yellow glue, with the added benefit of locking the weight in place mechanically with the expanded foam if the adhesion should fail.
No brainer.
Rant over.
 

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Keep in mind that this will tend to tug on the weight at ejection, trying to pull it loose.
I thought about that. On the other hand, at launch the force is all going to be on the interface between the weight and the nose cone as well. I am thinking you need two attachments for the shock cord one for the nose cone and one to the nose weight
 

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Gorilla glue is a polyurethane glue. it needs water to activate (it says to spray one side with water to ensure bonding)

And, just so everyone knows, "Gorilla" glue isn't perfect either. (This is LePage's version: a Polyurethane glue; a Canadian manufacture of glues) This is a few ounces that came loose one flight (after a few). It was the weight in my Binder 2.6" Aurora. I've since gone with the shot, epoxy & dowel method. And yes, I didn't really sand the inside all that much..

(We really, as a collective, need to pressure our kit makers to use something other than whatever Poly plastic they use to make NC. Glues & paints never really stick!!)


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DR Wogz..thanks for explanation of Gorilla glue. I will try this in future. To Original poster, my Sizzler nose cone with 5 min epoxy and fishing weighs still is holding 10 years later. Again only time I tried weights.
 
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