Like you, I also like to keep the weight buried inside of the nosecone. For
larger rockets, I take a long threaded eyebolt and run it up the center of the
nosecone, cut a slit in the side of the shoulder and add fender washers on the
threaded bolt as needed. Then I add a wingnut to the stack and tighten. I know
that many here don't believe that there's a difference in how or what is used to
weight a NC, but I think that a nosecone with lead in its nose is more likely to
come in ballistic than my weighted nosecone which has a CG closer to the center
and would come in doing a flat spin at a reduced velocity Vs the leaded NC.
I like your system for smaller rockets and will give it a try.
NAR 71503 Level II
> >Whats the best or easiest way of addiing nose weight?
> For safety's sake, I like to suspend the weight in the middle of the cone so
> plastic and paper must be compressed before the lead hits anything. I know it
> would be little help in a direct hit from altitude, but if it someday made the
> difference between a fatality and a serious injury, that would be worth it.
> My method is found at http://hometown.aol.com/peterlynnc/nc.html
> Peter W. Clay NAR 18619 SR L1
> "What is a tree, but a nut that wouldn't listen to the pessimists?"