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Hi all
Wanted a 2.6" Mad Cow FWFG metal tip nose cone.

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Gary
 

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I'm on the same hunt. Help us find them please!
 

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Jason
I talked to Mike at Mad Cow and he said they had a lot of requests non metal tip smaller size nose cones. So they made the decision to go with non metal tip on cones smaller than 3". I would like on and think others would to.
 

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Madcow might not be, But I'm considering taking bids ;) Other than running all thread through it and making a simple tracker bay, any other reason to prefer the metal tip?

I've got a metal tip on my screech, but no particular -need- for it to be that way.
 

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BTW, This wouldn't be the first one I bought. I just lost a non metal tip cone and need to replace it. I am a fan of the positive retention of the shock cord with the metal tip.
 

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BTW, This wouldn't be the first one I bought. I just lost a non metal tip cone and need to replace it. I am a fan of the positive retention of the shock cord with the metal tip.
Ah Makes sense. On the composite tip one I have I'm likely going to do a tube in tube setup and either kevlar or an eyebolt solidly mounted.

this is the one I have now, think I glued the coupler, but not the bulkhead-

 

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I to like the metal tip for shock cord retention. Maybe I can talk Mike into getting a few made up?
 

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I know at least one guy who drilled and tapped a couple composite tips... Not sure how solid it is, but he's got multiple flights on each.
 

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I like the metal tips if there is a shoulder. The flat cones always get kicked to the side on landing.
 

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I know at least one guy who drilled and tapped a couple composite tips... Not sure how solid it is, but he's got multiple flights on each.
+1, drill & tap seems extremely reasonable.
 

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Show me your tap set up that reaches all the way into the cone.

I have long drill bits, just can't see how to tap the hole.
 

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Show me your tap set up that reaches all the way into the cone.

I have long drill bits, just can't see how to tap the hole.
+1 to this. Long drill bits available, but taps long enough for that are something I have never seen.
 

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Again, I'm quite ignorant in tools & machining. Isn't that what these are for?

 

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That's exactly what those look like.

I also have tap holders that go on a 1/4" ratchet, that you could put on any length of extension.
 

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Such a shame that the MC 2.6" metal tip cones aren't available. They're the nicest, IMHO.
 

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Again, I'm quite ignorant in tools & machining. Isn't that what these are for?

I had never seen a tap handle like that. It does not surprise me that it exists though. Thanks.
 

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I had one of the originals and loved it for Head End Deploy. Ordered another and got the composite tip. Epoxied Kevlar loop in NC tip. I would prefer the old eye bolt type but you can make it work. At first I drilled a 1/4" hole about 1/2" deep into the composite and considered threading an eye bolt into it along with a dab of JB weld, but then decided to just epoxy in a kevlar loop instead. If your using the NC for HED applications I think you could dill and thread an eyebolt into the tip and not worry about it pulling out as the NC doesn't weight that much. Just my thoughts. I THINK I heard something at Airfest about Wildman working on a 2.5" NC. Maybe it isn't too far into production and he can use some feedback on the tip design?
 

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The stepped tip on the wildman cones is a definite bonus.
 

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Maybe I should take my 2.6" cone apart and see if I can turn these on my lathe.
 

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Maybe I should take my 2.6" cone apart and see if I can turn these on my lathe.
Yes Mike that would be nice. Like David said the stepped tip is the best. I would buy some from you if you made some up. I am sure others would to.
 

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The hard part trying to convert an epoxy tip is going to be getting the chop at the same place from cone to cone.
 

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I would love a metal tipped FWFG VK nosecone in 38 & 54mm.

I'm not sure why the stepped tip is though. I want a smooth outside with no discontinuities for low drag.
 

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The step is internal, just keeps the tip well-centered.
 

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Perfect. I want that. :)

I forgot to say that I also want a 2.6" one too.
 

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To extend the reach of a tap
how bout you put it in a drill bit extension,,
a set screw type one..

Teddy
 

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As stated above you can buy tap extensions. You can also buy Pulley taps that are longer than a standard tap.
 

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I would love a metal tipped FWFG VK nosecone in 38 & 54mm.

I'm not sure why the stepped tip is though. I want a smooth outside with no discontinuities for low drag.
The step part of the nose cone is the part that goes in the nosecone. With out it the tip sometimes moves off center.
 
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