> > I have bought a big bail of Cellulose ( Sp? ) insulation
> > that is fire-proof and have heard of people using this. My question
> > is how well does it work and how much are you supposed to use? ...
> What I've found to be the best is a 'hybrid' approach -- using some
> wadding AND some cellulose: form a 'cup' of 1 square of Estes and fill
> with the cellulose, insert in rocket and then a little more to get up to
> about 1 to 2 body diameters. As extra insurance, taking another square
> of Estes to wrap around your chute never hurts. This way, you've only
> used TWO sheets of the expensive stuff instead of 5 or 6 -- cutting your
> costs here by 2/3.
True -- the "synergistic" approach here is perhaps best, but if you want to
cut out the cost of the two squares you DO end up using [well, perhaps only
one as the top sheet isn't truly neccessary in this case, it just makes
things "cleaner"] stop at any supermarket on the way to the launch and buy
a head of cabbage or lettuce -- ABSOLUTELY "bio-degradable", REALLY cheap
[like, maybe, <$1 / day of flying -- ALL DAY!] and anything not used
becomes a side dish at dinner... :)
one "leaf" of lettuce or cabbage may even be the size of two or more
squares in the first place...