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bobby_hamill

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I wonder if Estes would have cad files of their nose cone shapes that they would share with hobbyists ?

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dhbarr

I didnt know that Estes offered those file
But what I was looking for is a library of all Estes Nose Cone Shapes .

Darn it just hit me !!!
I can pull up the nose cones in open rocket print out the profiles
import the profiles into a cad program. Use 1/2 of the vertical profile as a template and rotate template
to make a nosecone in 3 D !! Sweet !!
 

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dhbarr

I didnt know that Estes offered those file
But what I was looking for is a library of all Estes Nose Cone Shapes .

Darn it just hit me !!!
I can pull up the nose cones in open rocket print out the profiles
import the profiles into a cad program. Use 1/2 of the vertical profile as a template and rotate template
to make a nosecone in 3 D !! Sweet !!
OR isn't necessarily very accurate when it comes to Estes Nose Cones, unless whoever did the input are as OCD as K'Tesh. 😃
 

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dhbarr

I didnt know that Estes offered those file
But what I was looking for is a library of all Estes Nose Cone Shapes .

Darn it just hit me !!!
I can pull up the nose cones in open rocket print out the profiles
import the profiles into a cad program. Use 1/2 of the vertical profile as a template and rotate template
to make a nosecone in 3 D !! Sweet !!
You mean like this PNC-60AH nosecone? It's what OR has for the nosecone used by the Der Red Max, among many others.



I thought it looked more like this...



OR's nosecone shapes are simple shapes that currently cannot recreate any of the complexity of nosecones that have any kind of blunted shape, or distinguishing features. You are currently forced to use the nosecone for the forwardmost point of the nosecone, and transitions (sometimes multiple transitions) to replicate the rest of it.
 

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K'Tesh

I forgot that openrocket does not have the blunt tipped nosecones .

Bobby
 
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