Where can I purchase an ACME 38mm fincan? Alternatives to the ACME?

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    Not finding much.
     
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    Giant Leap Rocketry? They're listed on the website...
     
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    And they are still in business, I just emailed and received an answer about another product not long ago.
     
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    That is where I bought mine. Occasionally, they pop up on eBay.
     
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    $17 to ship one of them a week later seems a little steep to me. Any Alternatives to the ACME can?
     
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    Mike Fishers MaxQ aluminum fin cans available from Binder Design Rockets. Not sure what sizes they are available in.
     
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    Thx, overkill in this scenario, anything else?
     
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    Nope. You could go the thing verse and have one 3D printed.
     
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    Not sure, you want the Acme can but don't want to spend the money. Have you reached out to them to ask for a hand out?
     
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    Didn't want a hand out just thought $17 to ship in a week was unreasonable.
     
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    I have a couple of those fin cans on rockets. They are good for a beefy quick build, but they are heavy. 3D printing allows you to have a fill percentage and would be a better choice for altitude. It can be even lighter than plywood but it is not as strong as some other choices.
     
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    thx, but weight is not a concern; however, GLR sells a lighter version.
     
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    You can stop asking. There is Acme and Binder for HPR, and maybe Apogee for LPR . There is no specialty high power rocket components aisle at Walmart that you overlooked.

    You can contact Giant Leap and ask if $17 is actual shipping price, or just a webpage default calculator thing. They made good on a shipping overcharge for me.
     
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    Buckeye, I thought I did, the last several post don't ask about anything. If you are irritated by my inquiry then don't reply?

    This is a good example of why more folks don't participate in this forum :-(
     
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    Yes, my first comment was snarky, but my second was intended to be helpful.
     
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    I own both versions. The lighter version is not light, it is just lighter than the heavier version.
     
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    You might try Always Ready Rocketry. Their kits have the Acme fin can. I don't see the fin can as a stand alone on their website, but the proprietor is quite good at accommodating odd requests.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    $35 shipped CONUS. Pm if interested
     
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    Thanks, I've decided to hold off for now on the project, but will be coming back to it later.
     

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