Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BeerorKid, Jan 31, 2013.
That is a spectacular picture.
I just started 3D printing the first piece of a slotted Winnie tail-cone.
Mockup of my 1st tuber.
Yes, yeeesss.... join the dark side. Did you use a jig to get fore/aft angles consistent? And how did you align the cut tubes?
In the lower right corner is the 3D printed sleeve I used to mark the tube. It has notches at the max length "side".
Update: The smaller tail-cone printed out. I just started an overnight print on the big piece.
Update, too: tail-cone print 74% done at 6AM.
I finished painting my scratch-built Kraken that is made out of 38mm Blue Tube. Time to glue the motor mount assembly in.
Unpacking boxes and cleaning up in the garage. Rocket related? I found the box with my build pile, useful scrap balsa, scrounged parts, new parts, and finishing materials. Jackpot!
Wow, what and spectacular picture. I'm going to do a painting of it.
That looks like our Tripoli Mid Ohio launch on Saturday. Who says you can't launch rockets in the Winter?
Your workshop looks just like just like the room at the front of the house in the basement of the victorian row house my friends used to own in Allentown.
That's my "flex" workshop that I reconfigure to what I need it, it's actually under my front porch. In the other part of my basement I have may main workshop where I have a computer, 3d printer, reloading bench, and other misc. junk.
I'm actually about 35 minutes south of Allentown, you're looking at 1932 vintage cinder block right there.
that also sounds like my friends' former place; the end room is small and there's a larger, open basement behind it.
Put some kits into storage.
Cleaned my workbench. Somehow, it still looks messy even after being cleaned. But it is "better".
Yet another layer of glue on the LL fillets. Trying to get them smooth. I expect the joint to be very strong
I put the clear coat on a couple of rockets Kevin Small and I are working on.
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I moved boxes of rocket stuff from one side of our basement to the other (again) so the electrician can get access to where he needs to update our electrical service and install a new breaker box. Hopefully when he's all done I can finish unpacking the rocket lab and workshop.
The Winnie tail-cone printed out completely. I still have to check if it's straight and true. I'm now in the middle of printing my attempted recreation of the Moon-Go pieces.
What are the specs on that spread tow? Looks amazing.
Thanks. The tip to tip on those is 100% cosmetic. I just wanted the spread tow look.
I used the 4.7oz Textreme here-
It's great stuff, really easy to use. It wont shift and fray like 3k.
Perfect, that's what I was eyeballing to get for an upcoming project.
Made a jig to align the fins on my Graduator.
In the picture the top fin does not look straight where it connects to the motor tube. Perhaps it's just the camera angle. I just wanted to point this out to you in case it is a mistake.
Trying a new finishing technique for my home made 3.44” tubing. It does not sand very well. So I printed a single layer sleeve to go over it.
Hey @JCRL ... shouldn't that say 'You Fillet, We Fly It' ?
and.. I don't know what size tube that is (2.6?) but I have some 3d printable fin jigs over on thingiverse that probably work a little better than your cardboard.
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3931371 4" and 2.6" fin jigs
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