Source for Micro Maxx launch lugs?

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  1. Nov 20, 2018 #1

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    I opened up a Fkiskits Traffic Cones kit that was in my build pile and it was missing the launch lugs. Thought I had some in my MMX parts stash but nada. With the closure of Fliskits does anyone know of another source for MMX launch lugs? I know that erockets has a few body tubes and nose cones, but no MX launch lugs. Or perhaps an alternative that will fit? Thanks.
     
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    Here ya go:
    http://www.erockets.biz/semroc-launch-lug-mx-x-1-0-3pk-sem-ll-mx-1/


    Thanks,
     
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    Thanks Andrew! Didn't know it was in the 1/8" lug category.
     
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    I didn't either.
    I used the search box and searched, "MX launch lug" :)


    Thanks,
     
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    You can use the plastic handled Q-Tips...pull off the cotton ends and cut the handle down to size..... it's hollow and fits perfect on micro rods Same with pen refills cut plastic end off where no ink.

    1/8 in. size is for low power.....micro max uses much smaller lugs as in above.
     
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    Wondering if coffee stirring sticks might work? disadvantage is it is plastic so little harder to stick.

    Hopefully der MicroMeister will chime in here, I am sure he has an answer (or six!)
     
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    I roll my own - just use a piece of music wire a bit larger than your launch rod as a mandrel, strips of paper about 1/4” wide or so, and some white glue thinned with water. Wind them spirally, applying the glue with a brush as you go. Let dry and cut to length while still on the mandrel.
     
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    Thanks for all your replies. I placed an order to erockets per Andrew's lead. Gave me an excuse to order the LOC IV at the Black Friday price. Much appreciated.
     
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    Kuririn:
    My first choice is as BlackJack mentioned, The dollar store Q-tips with the light blue or green plastic stems make outstanding micro Lugs. The wall is a little thick but if you don't have a supply of Fliskit Micro lugs or can't roll your own they are the next best choice.
    Just about anyones Coffee Stir-Sticks will work also and DO have a thinner wall. The Trick to sticking them is to sand the heck out of the entire stick before cutting to length with 120grit sandpaper. Be somewhat careful as it is possible to sand completely through the plastic without noticing. Once sanded, cut to desired length and apply with Medium CA followed by a small fillet of 5minute epoxy. use the other end of the Q-tip swab to shape the fillet.
    Below a pic of some different lug and tube materials;)

    Ps: I'll post below a short how to on making tiny tubes that may or may not help
     

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