Just for kicks, I thought I'd make a bill of materials for this section (generally from the top down):
- 1/2" of 1/8" dowel.
- 3" of a Copperhead tube.
- Center disc left over from a centering ring.
- 9 paper wraps/components (Mostly from the AlaskaPaperModelWorks's stomp rocket plans).
- One tube from an AT DMS motor.
- One misc. tube that telescopes over the DMS tube (didn't have a long enough piece and the DMS was too small for the upper wraps when the bottom ones were sized to 3").
- One home made bulkhead for the DMS tube.
- One large screw eye.
- One random plywood disc to hold the screw eye (bulkhead hole was too big).
- 6 1/2" of 3" mailing tube.
- Home made ply rings to center the DMS tub in the 3" tube.
- Home made rings to center the 29mm motor mount in the DMS tube.
- 5" of LOC 29mm tube.
- Estes motor retainer.
- Two short pieces of Kevlar to form attachment points for the recovery harness.
- Masking tape, 5-minute epoxy, wood glue, Aleene's tacky glue, glue stick, double-sided clear tape.
That's a fair number of parts and a lot of effort for a rocket whose flight profile may be sub-optimal. I wondered if I should have skipped the induction stabilization and just build a scale Saturn V with lots of detail. Now, I don't think I'm up for another Saturn or Saturn-like object. At least for a while.