Received Florida Press "Moon Launch" and "Gateway to Moon" Books

Received Florida Press "Moon Launch" and "Gateway to Moon" Books

Post by Don Altschwage » Sat, 03 Mar 2001 10:19:03



Just wanted to thank whomever (John Cato?) for posting the info back in
January about the University Press of Florida books "Moon Launch" and
"Gateway to the Moon" books.  Mine arrived a week or so ago and they
provide a good bit of detail about the construction of the "Cape" and
Apollo launches.  Being an Engineer, I can relate to the "fixed cost
contracts", designing using "vendor promised parts", and a whole bunch
of other details that to the average person must be boring as all heck
but stuff I deal with all too regularly.

Again, Thanks to ?????

Don A

 
 
 

Received Florida Press "Moon Launch" and "Gateway to Moon" Books

Post by RocKitema » Mon, 12 Mar 2001 12:41:50


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This is slightly off-topic, but might be of help to someone
for some future rocket project.

I've been trying to fabricate some plastic connectors
that came with a kite I bought several years.  The kite
is a 'tetrahedron kite' [look it up on the web- too hard
to explain], and the connectors join several hollow tubes
together.  Some of the connectors that came with this
thing are either lost or broken.  I tired using***to make
'female' molds of the existing connectors, but that didn't
work.  As I live in a *small* town, there isn't much in the
way of industry I can turn too.  Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

-Allan "RocKITEMAN" Gaines
 NAR #78361
 North Carolina, USA

 
 
 

Received Florida Press "Moon Launch" and "Gateway to Moon" Books

Post by RayDunak » Mon, 12 Mar 2001 14:45:10


<< I've been trying to fabricate some plastic connectors that came with a kite
I bought several years.  The kite is a 'tetrahedron kite' [look it up on the
web- too hard to explain], and the connectors join several hollow tubes
together.  Some of the connectors that came with this thing are either lost or
broken.  I tired using***to make 'female' molds of the existing connectors,
but that didn't work.  As I live in a *small* town, there isn't much in the way
of industry I can turn too.  Any suggestions? >>

Apogee has some info available about how to mold parts. Check their site, IIRC
it's in the "tech reports" section.

 
 
 

Received Florida Press "Moon Launch" and "Gateway to Moon" Books

Post by Tim Van Millig » Mon, 12 Mar 2001 23:26:56


Quote:

> << I've been trying to fabricate some plastic connectors that came with a
> kite I bought several years.  The kite is a 'tetrahedron kite' [look it up
> on the web- too hard to explain], and the connectors join several hollow
> tubes together.  Some of the connectors that came with this thing are
> either lost or broken.  I tired using***to make 'female' molds of the
> existing connectors, but that didn't work.  As I live in a *small* town,
> there isn't much in the way of industry I can turn too.  Any suggestions?

> Apogee has some info available about how to mold parts. Check their site, IIRC
> it's in the "tech reports" section.

Yep. You want technical Publication #12 - Casting Resin Parts with
Silicone *** Molds.

You can find it at:

http://www.FoundCollection.com/

I'm also considering doing this workshop at NARCON in Dallas. It is only
two weeks away, so you can still make your reservations to watch in
person.

Tim Van Milligan
Apogee Components, Inc.
630 Elkton Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907-3514
USA

Tel: 719-535-9335
fax: 719-534-9050
web site: http://www.FoundCollection.com/

PS: Have you heard about our FREE weekly model rocketry e-zine. It
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Received Florida Press "Moon Launch" and "Gateway to Moon" Books

Post by RocKitema » Tue, 13 Mar 2001 03:22:14


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Quote:
> Apogee has some info available about how to mold parts. Check their site,
IIRC
> it's in the "tech reports" section.

Thanks, Ray.  As soon as I read your reply, I dug-up my
Apogee catalog, and found the report listed there.

[I ordered their report on gliding parachutes last year.]

-Allan "RocKiteman" Gaines
 NAR #78361
 North Carolina, USA

 
 
 

Received Florida Press "Moon Launch" and "Gateway to Moon" Books

Post by RocKitema » Tue, 13 Mar 2001 03:22:15


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***snip***

Quote:
> Yep. You want technical Publication #12 - Casting Resin Parts with
> Silicone *** Molds.

> You can find it at:
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Roger that, Tim.  As I also replied to Ray Dunakin (in another
post), I went to my Apogee catalog and found the report listed
there.  Thanks for replying!

-Allan "RocKiteman" Gaines
 NAR #78361
 North Carolina, USA