Sunday, August 03, 2014

Rocket parts gathered on vacation

I am always on the lookout for stuff that can be turned into rockets. Here are two items that I gathered while vacationing at the beach.

First up is an umbrella anchor that you screw into the sand. I haven't decided what to do with it.  Part of me wants to use it as it sits, handles and all. However, I will likely lop off the top and use it as a nosecone. The body is close to a thick-walled 38mm tube.

Any thoughts on how an auger bit on the tip of a rocket will fly?



I also couldn't resist buying a soda in an alien-themed souvenir glass. I previously built rockets around a glass shaped like the Stratosphere Casino in Las Vegas (Stratosphere) and one shaped like the Eiffel Tower (Eiffel's Nighmare).  The guts of the Stratosphere rocket are still in my junk box.

The leg section is too skinny so I will cut that part out, split it in half, and re-attach the parts to the stuffer tube.