"Does this dress make my .. look fat?"
"This new dress i bought has me concerned.. it's black, but has horizontal stripes, and horizontal stripes tend to exaggerate the width of things. So, do I look a little larger than normal in this dress?"
I have been beat up over my use of fin pockets instead of inside internal fillets because they "add too much weight at the wrong end of the rocket", my answer is "no they don't and I have proven it on multiple occasions", however I still get beat up over it.
Here is an example on one of my builds. I just used foam board. When I install my fins, I double butter the edge (put epoxy on the root, install, remove, re-apply epoxy, re-install). The pocket contains the epoxy as it spreads out when pressing the fin against the motor tube and keeps it from running down the tube. The light weight foam does not add any significant weight.What are fin pockets?
Yep thats a fin pocket, peoples biggest whine about them is they are the "same as foam filling a fincan"..."they add more weight than fillets at the wrong end of the rocket". Actually when done properly they are pretty much the same as doing both sets of internal fillets (fin to mmt and fin to inner airframe). Sorry for getting this off topic, back to the original thread.Here is an example on one of my builds. I just used foam board. When I install my fins, I double butter the edge (put epoxy on the root, install, remove, re-apply epoxy, re-install). The pocket contains the epoxy as it spreads out when pressing the fin against the motor tube and keeps it from running down the tube. The light weight foam does not add any significant weight.
Or develop eyesight issues.ive tried,"i have no opinion on this issue"
"my opinion doesnt matter"
i found the best response is to suddenly have to take a poop.
Man I can relate to what you're saying. I understand the picture thing and being able to answer the questions. I have things on this site that if I happen to take a side for whatever reason somebody doesn't like what I say and they get all defensive and say I'm out of line or their skin is too thin or their panties get in a twist. It is so annoying. But my personality and some people know how I am I totally go against the grain and I really don't care what other people think of my comments. I call it like I see it. So yeah I understand how some forums can be.This is a rant, and it has nothing to do with rocketry.
I often see posts here and on other hobby forums where people posts pictures of their projects. A type of question I see all the time boils down to "Why did you do it that way?" What follows is usually a discussion about the goals and constraints of the project.
I saw a post on a different forum where somebody posted a picture and I said, "I don't understand. Why did you do it that way?" They got all defensive and told me I was being "super judgey".
My knee jerk reaction was to tell them they should refrain from posting pictures if they are too thin skinned to answer a question. But I just let it drop.
I'm sure it's not over yet because this "golden child" has posse of admirers. Once folks get off work, I expect to get some flogging from members of the posse
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