Uh, that's a big 10-4.Thanks! I haven't really looked at erockets' stuff carefully. Yet another supplier I apparently need to give lots of my money to...
I'm not philosophically opposed to taking the easy way out, but I also don't own a 3D printer. So that kind of damps my enthusiasm for custom plastic parts...But Jeff strikes me as being a craftsman.
I don't think he would like taking the easy way out.
That's one of my next bits of Designer's Remorse. I just kind of stuck those on the design where they looked good, attachment will be tricky.Make sure the pylons are strong and sturdily attached.
Me either. It needs something up there, and I was hoping to get something that suggested the embedded dish thingie from the Trek motion picture version Enterprise. Maybe I'll scrap it and do some little port things that suggest comms gear or phasers or whatnot...I'm not sure about that purple band on the nose
I'm thinking I've got at least 25%, I'm not giving up just yet...I believe there is exactly 0% chance of getting your recovery materials in there.
Eventually. There's no point fiddling with the masses, etc until I've got the construction stuff figured out so the internal bits can be the right shapes and sizes. Then maybe I'll clean that stuff up to get a better CG estimate, or maybe I'll only worry about CP and stuff weight into the nose when it's actually built until the real CG is far enough forward.You need to clean up that OR file.
The file wouldn't even open, but thanks for sharing. I'll try to explain it, though Neil's post above makes the clearest point especially regarding recovery. I'll apologize ahead of time for using ms paint.Attached is the ORK file I'm working with, it's highly dependent on the not-yet-released pods feature, so weirdness probably happens if you open it with the stable version of OpenRocket.
A good layer of protective epoxy is an excellent recommendation, but I would *think* that any old epoxy would do the job fine. It's only a momentary blast of heat, and it's not structural. My understanding is that JBWeld's heat tolerance is best for motor mounts where you don't want it to soften under sustained heat.You might try buttering the hot end with JBWeld. That product's main advantage over other epoxies is its high heat tolerance. And the surface hardness, like any epoxy, will protect against mechanical erosion.