Searchable or Indexed High Power Rocketry Magazine Articles?

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  1. Jun 18, 2019 #1

    pyrobob

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    I'm pretty sure I own every issue of High Power Rocketry magazine and need to locate a certain article. Trouble is that there must be at least 30 mags that I'd rather not sift through. Long story short, has anyone compiled a list of articles appearing in HPR? Did some basic Google searches and checked Tripoli's website but no joy.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Steve Shannon

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    None that I know of, but if you say what you’re looking for, someone will come up with it.
     
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    Good idea :). Pretty sure it was an article regarding the use of styrofoam as shear pins. Pretty certain it was a Vegas group going by "NASSA".
     
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    Styrene rod ,I think is what you are talking about. Early on I used them. Common back in the day.
    Come in 12in length. Insert into holes and trim flush. They work great just a bit of a pain compared to shear pin/screws.
    Was much easier to find at RC shops before shear pins were readily available.

    How ever someone may have used styrofoam, ya never know.

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    That's what I started out using; Styrene rod. Worked well, and just nipped off with a set of side cutters.
     
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    Yeah, I still have styrene rods in my old range box. One thing I found out the hard way was that it slowly shears under compression with less force than you would expect. I have loaded recovery gear and pinned the bay only to watch the nosecone creep back out and the rods shear. Nylon is much better.
     

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