Thursday, September 16, 2010
Gone Batty got its boosters
Take 2 tubes that hold the 2nd grain in the G64 reloads (which are conveniently 24mm). Find 2 matching cones. Mark and trim strips from the painted body. Epoxy cones in tubes and tubes on rocket. Since I didn't want all the motors in-line, I had to block the existing lug. I merely added another. Oh, yeah, I decided that I wanted to fly it this weekend so there was no time for paint. Well, I did some quick touch up with brush on gloss black. I may overcoat the gloss with flat later. Meanwhile, I know I like the orange cones and think the plain white tubes are OK. The bungee shock cord has seen better days. What was I thinking mounting bungee near the motor mount? If it doesn't burn through this time, I'll add a Kevlar leader through the wall at the launch lug.