LOC Payload Section / Nosecone Attachment

LOC Payload Section / Nosecone Attachment

Post by Woody Mille » Sat, 12 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Quote:

> Hi,

> I'm putting together my first "non Estes" rocket and it's a LOC Starburst. My
> question is - I can't seem to figure out how the Nosecone attaches to the
> payload tube. The kit came with a shock cord that attaches the payload tube to
> the main body tube but the instructions don't say anything about attaching the
> nosecone to the other end of  the payload tube. If I glued it, it would make
> the payload section useless. I don't trust using tape to make a tight fit.
> Anyone have one of these kits (or similar ones).  Thanks in advance for any
> help.

> Neal

There are 2 ways (that I know of) to do this..

#1 is friction fit..  If the NC is loose, use some masking tape to make it
tight..

#2 (preferred)  drill one or more small holes thru the payload BT and NC, and
use self tapping screws to secure it..
--
Woody Miller
NAR 74701 SR L1 Insured

 
 
 

LOC Payload Section / Nosecone Attachment

Post by Nealsli » Sun, 13 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Hi,

I'm putting together my first "non Estes" rocket and it's a LOC Starburst. My
question is - I can't seem to figure out how the Nosecone attaches to the
payload tube. The kit came with a shock cord that attaches the payload tube to
the main body tube but the instructions don't say anything about attaching the
nosecone to the other end of  the payload tube. If I glued it, it would make
the payload section useless. I don't trust using tape to make a tight fit.
Anyone have one of these kits (or similar ones).  Thanks in advance for any
help.

Neal

 
 
 

LOC Payload Section / Nosecone Attachment

Post by Tom Binfor » Sun, 13 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> There are 2 ways (that I know of) to do this..

> #1 is friction fit..  If the NC is loose, use some masking tape to make it
> tight..

> #2 (preferred)  drill one or more small holes thru the payload BT and NC, and
> use self tapping screws to secure it..

#3 (Quick and dirty) wrap masking tape over the NC/payload tube joint.

Tom

Quote:
> --
> Woody Miller
> NAR 74701 SR L1 Insured

 
 
 

LOC Payload Section / Nosecone Attachment

Post by John H. Cato, Jr » Sun, 13 Feb 2000 04:00:00


woody miller:

Quote:
>> There are 2 ways (that I know of) to do this..

>> #1 is friction fit..  If the NC is loose, use some masking tape to make it
>> tight..

>> #2 (preferred)  drill one or more small holes thru the payload BT and NC,
and
>> use self tapping screws to secure it..

tom binford:

Quote:
>#3 (Quick and dirty) wrap masking tape over the NC/payload tube joint.

>Tom

(for those who may not realize...)  Tom is talking on the OUTSIDE of the
rocket.

#3A (Quick and dirty with some polish): wrap electrician's tape (of any of
the many colors you can find at the electrical supply houses) over the
NC/payload tube joint (on the outside <g>).  Pick a color that 'fits' with
your color scheme for extra credit.

-- john.

 
 
 

LOC Payload Section / Nosecone Attachment

Post by Nealsli » Mon, 14 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>#2 (preferred)  drill one or more small holes thru the payload BT and NC, and
>use self tapping screws to secure it..

Hi,

Thanks for the advice. Does this method work ok on cardboard tubes?  I'm pretty
sure it would for attachment, but what about removal and reattachment?

Thanks,
Neal

 
 
 

LOC Payload Section / Nosecone Attachment

Post by Carl/Lisa Van Cam » Mon, 14 Feb 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> Thanks for the advice. Does this method work ok on cardboard tubes?  I'm pretty
> sure it would for attachment, but what about removal and reattachment?

Sure, it's fine for cardboard tubes.  It's a good idea to reinforce the
holes in the body tube, however.  One way is to soak the cardboard
around the holes with water-thin CA glue; this will really reduce the
risk of the hole growing over time.

Best,
Carl Van Camp