Need 'high-powered' body tube dimensions

Need 'high-powered' body tube dimensions

Post by Don Ashwort » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Need 'high-powered' body tube dimensions.  The info in RocketCAD doesn't cut
it.

I need;
1) thickness
2) weight
3) inner or outer diameter
4) etc...

I'm modeling my high-powered rocket in AutoCAD and I need to build reference
components (such as body tubes, motor mounts, nose cone, etc...).  Once I'm
done, I'll post the components (for FREE of course) on a webpage or in this
news group.


 
 
 

Need 'high-powered' body tube dimensions

Post by Bo Vige » Thu, 10 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Need 'high-powered' body tube dimensions.  The info in RocketCAD
> doesn't cut
> it.

> I need;
> 1) thickness
> 2) weight
> 3) inner or outer diameter
> 4) etc...

Get a LOC Precision catalog. It has all the body tube I.D.s, O.D.s, wall

thickness and weights. Other sources such as PML should also provide
this info.

For centering rings, note their thickness, then weigh a piece of
rectangular
plywood of the same thickness from your hobby store. Derive the weight
per sq. in., then it's easy to compute the weights of all your round
centering
rings and bulkheads of the same thickness (if the catalog doesn't have
these,
I can't remember).

Bo Viger
TRA #1864/Level 2