- Feb 11, 2017
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I was fortunate that a fisherman in a boat recovered my Nike Smoke rocket after it landed in a canal. After it dried out , it looked as good as new, but now I'm starting to notice some issues. The biggest problem is that I can't remove the motor, guess the water caused the motor tube to contract. I've tried pushing it out with a broom handle with substantial force but it won't budge, and I'd damage the rocket if I applied more force. I have it out in the sun for now, hopefully it will loosen, if not we may have to try to drill it out. Any better ideas? Another issue is that the top end of the body tube is no longer perfectly round and the layers of paper have separated a bit. I was thinking about applying some glue into the cracks and then putting the nose cone in so when the glue dries the tube will be nice and round. Should that work?