Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by dl1.. » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 15:41:21



Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks, Bill
NAR # 79781

 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Virale » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 16:14:49


I made motors hook using piano cord (1mm). No need to heat.

--
Michel DEMEY

Quote:

> Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
> kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
> model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
> even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

> Thanks, Bill
> NAR # 79781


 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Curt Brand » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 17:53:26


You can buy some music wire from a hobby shop for a few cents.  Just
bend it to shape w/ a pair of pliers (no heat).
Quote:

> Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
> kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
> model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
> even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

> Thanks, Bill
> NAR # 79781

 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Thomas Parso » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 19:32:47


As has been suggested, and tried, to me, just use masking tape.  I've tried
it four times now, and won't bother with the estes style hooks anymore.
I still havn't, however, risked the masking tape with an expensive piece of
RMS hardware.  But honestly, don't know why it wouldn't work just as well.

--
T. E. Parson
NAR #78955 L1
PHITS Member NAR Section #565

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Quote:

> Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
> kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
> model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
> even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

> Thanks, Bill
> NAR # 79781

 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Randy Griffi » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 20:27:07


Bill,
It's time to change your windshield wipers, before winter sets in. It's
required maintenance, trust me.

Then take the metal strips out of the old blades, cut and bend them with
needlenose pliers, and you'll have plenty of nice, springy motor hooks.

-Randy

Quote:

> Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
> kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
> model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
> even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

> Thanks, Bill
> NAR # 79781

--
Randy R. Griffin
Vice President
Sheboygan Astronomical Society
http://www.ShebAstro.org
 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Joel » Tue, 02 Oct 2001 20:21:46


Do you really want to risk losing a 30.00 dollar casing. Take 2 threaded
inserts ,drill 2 holes in the bottom centering ring, take a wire coat
hanger, cut 2 small pieces off measure how high it needs to be make a loop
on end and a hook on the other. Works great and it is very strong.

JR
77267     L1


Quote:
> As has been suggested, and tried, to me, just use masking tape.  I've
tried
> it four times now, and won't bother with the estes style hooks anymore.
> I still havn't, however, risked the masking tape with an expensive piece
of
> RMS hardware.  But honestly, don't know why it wouldn't work just as well.

> --
> T. E. Parson
> NAR #78955 L1
> PHITS Member NAR Section #565

> .

> > Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
> > kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
> > model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
> > even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

> > Thanks, Bill
> > NAR # 79781

 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Mark Olso » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 01:23:47


nah....don't change 'em 'til you need to.  with the best of my intentions
that's the way it always ends up anyway......meanwhile dumpster dive at the
local napa store on a rainy day!  btw ya beat hhhhhickock on this post!.
mark.

Quote:
> Bill,
> It's time to change your windshield wipers, before winter sets in. It's
> required maintenance, trust me.

> Then take the metal strips out of the old blades, cut and bend them with
> needlenose pliers, and you'll have plenty of nice, springy motor hooks.

> -Randy


> > Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
> > kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
> > model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
> > even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

> > Thanks, Bill
> > NAR # 79781

> --
> Randy R. Griffin
> Vice President
> Sheboygan Astronomical Society
> http://www.ShebAstro.org

 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Emmanuel at the Oat Propulsion Laborato » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 02:13:44


I've had success using the steel reinforcments found on some
windshield wiper refills for motor mount hooks. The ones I have used
are flat and springy and bend nicely. I have not found it necessary to
retemper after bending but making the bend accuratly can be a
challenge.

Emmanuel
NAR#80002
KCAR#505

Quote:
> .

> > Being the father of three, whohas more time to make rockets with the
> > kids than money, I am in need of a cheap way to make motor clips for
> > model rockets. I have tried using bobby pins, but they tend to break
> > even when heated and quenched.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

> > Thanks, Bill
> > NAR # 79781

 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by David Urbane » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 03:50:12


Quote:

> Do you really want to risk losing a 30.00 dollar casing. Take 2
> threaded inserts ,drill 2 holes in the bottom centering ring, take a
> wire coat hanger, cut 2 small pieces off measure how high it needs to
> be make a loop on end and a hook on the other. Works great and it is
> very strong.

I think he's talking about Estes single use motors and thier ilk.

Piano wire works well.
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Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by ri.. » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 04:14:41


Quote:


>> Do you really want to risk losing a 30.00 dollar casing. Take 2
>> threaded inserts ,drill 2 holes in the bottom centering ring, take a
>> wire coat hanger, cut 2 small pieces off measure how high it needs to
>> be make a loop on end and a hook on the other. Works great and it is
>> very strong.

> I think he's talking about Estes single use motors and thier ilk.

> Piano wire works well.

I use paper clips. These days you have too look pretty hard to
find paper clips that aren't too brittle, but when you get a box
that can be bent and twisted it's magic.

Roger Ivie

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Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by Leonard Fehsken » Wed, 03 Oct 2001 23:16:07



Quote:
> when you get a box
> that can be bent and twisted it's magic.

Aha; then the Post Office and UPS must be magicians!

len.

 
 
 

Making motor hooks from scratch?I am looking

Post by BSAB » Thu, 04 Oct 2001 09:10:41


I use the metal strips from old wiper blades off the car , stainless and no
heat requ. just bend and use.