Estes new body tubes? + Dent fix + Fin gluing

Estes new body tubes? + Dent fix + Fin gluing

Post by Alan W. Holm » Wed, 25 Nov 1998 04:00:00



On Tue, 24 Nov 1998 09:47:25 -0600, "Jonathan O."

Johnathan:  Your postings are being sent as HTML documents, rather
than as plain text (plain ascii text being the Usenet standard).  Many
of us (such as me) use newsreaders which just render your entire post
as a symbol indicating HTML text, and require further action to see
the text.  I (and, I suspect, others) rarely bother.  Thus your posts
are being skipped by some percentage of the audience.

Please adjust your newsreader to post in text form, not HTML.

Thank you.

Alan Holmes

 
 
 

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Post by Chris Taylo » Wed, 25 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Hmm Mine reads it as Plain text ?

Chris
http://www.nerys.com/rocketry/

Quote:

>On Tue, 24 Nov 1998 09:47:25 -0600, "Jonathan O."

>Johnathan:  Your postings are being sent as HTML documents, rather
>than as plain text (plain ascii text being the Usenet standard).  Many
>of us (such as me) use newsreaders which just render your entire post
>as a symbol indicating HTML text, and require further action to see
>the text.  I (and, I suspect, others) rarely bother.  Thus your posts
>are being skipped by some percentage of the audience.

>Please adjust your newsreader to post in text form, not HTML.

>Thank you.

>Alan Holmes



 
 
 

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Post by nojun » Wed, 25 Nov 1998 04:00:00


<snip a lot of html code>

Jonathan:

        Can you go into your Netscape preferences and turn off the "Post
HTML by default" option?  There are a lot of people who use dedicated
newsreaders (rather than a web browser) and HTML posts are extremely
hard to read (even if you work with HTML all day).

Thanks!

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Post by MindSpring Use » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Dunno if it's related, but I don't even have the original post on my
server...
Quote:
>Johnathan:  Your postings are being sent as HTML documents...

 
 
 

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Post by Tai F » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


I attach fins on NCR rockets (it will work on regulat ones) I put a
small amount of CA on both ends of root edge and fill rest with epoxy(or
elmers glue on regular ones) the CA will keep the fin in place while the
glue cures. You might want to use 30 min. epoxy because it's stronger
 
 
 

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Post by Tai F » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Oh and by the way thing like Krazy Glue is CA
 
 
 

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Post by Jonathan O » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


What type of spackel is it? Like the one we use on the walls at home?
And what type of primer?

Quote:

> Fix the dent with spackel. Rough up the are first, apply the spackle,
> let it dry and sand lightly. Coat with primer and you're ready to go.

> Try CA such as Hot Stuff. It's instant stick. Shoot it with "Kick it"
> and it bonds in micro-seconds.

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Post by The Silent Observe » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> Oh and by the way thing like Krazy Glue is CA

Well, yes, Krazy Glue is CA, but it's probably the worst possible
example of the breed; that stuff will barely glue your fingers together,
much less hold anything else.  If you want to use CA for rocket
building, go to a hobby shop and buy one small bottle each of thin,
medium, and catalyst (aka "kicker"), then buy a larger refill bottle of
catalyst to use in refilling the small spritzer.  As you use up the
glue, you can make a decision on how big a bottle you can use up before
it hardens in the bottle or clogs up the spout; I normally settle on the
~15 ml size -- it's about an even toss on these whether I use them up,
the nozzle clogs solid, or they harden right to the bottom of the
bottle.

FWIW, you can also buy replacement nozzles and caps at most places that
carry the Bob Smith brand of CA -- I haven't found those all that
useful, since they cost almost as much as a new bottle in the 15 ml
size.

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Post by Jeffrey D. Gortatowsk » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> FWIW, you can also buy replacement nozzles and caps at most places that
> carry the Bob Smith brand of CA -- I haven't found those all that
> useful, since they cost almost as much as a new bottle in the 15 ml
> size.

God, Silent if you figure out what to do about this I'll kiss you. Well
not really but you get the idea. I've tried just about everything to

Quote:
>  WARNING!!  This area has been designated an official DOPE FREE ZONE!!

Sorry Don, but this is not a dope free zone. I can point to several
posts to prove it.

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Post by Tom Binfor » Thu, 26 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> > Fix the dent with spackel. Rough up the are first, apply the spackle,
> > let it dry and sand lightly. Coat with primer and you're ready to go.

Please turn off the HTML. I can read it fine, but lots of people can't.
Tom
 
 
 

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Post by Chris Taylo » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Hmmm Interesting

I have found ZAP to be the BEST CA but the WORST at clogging

as for a Good CA that is Highly resistent to clogging the JET series seems
to be far less prone to clogging BUT not immune

I also if I remember Clean off the Tip #1 and second I stick a Metal PIN in
the Tip (I use a tiny tip) and this helps a LOT to extend the Life

If it DOES clog Undoing is easy

Sometime when it dries you Bite the Top of the tip (the glue that hardened)
and twist and Out the Whole thing comes BUt be careful since the Bottom that
comes out will have WET CA on it so dont let it get in your mouth

Will NOT do any damage but CA on the Tounge is a real PITA :-)

Second you can get one of those Triangle Model Files the Metal one

Unscrew the Tip Jam the File up ther Twist and Pull Walla 100% clean tip
again :-)

Chris
http://www.nerys.com/rocketry/

Quote:


>> FWIW, you can also buy replacement nozzles and caps at most places that
>> carry the Bob Smith brand of CA -- I haven't found those all that
>> useful, since they cost almost as much as a new bottle in the 15 ml
>> size.

>God, Silent if you figure out what to do about this I'll kiss you. Well
>not really but you get the idea. I've tried just about everything to

>>  WARNING!!  This area has been designated an official DOPE FREE ZONE!!
>Sorry Don, but this is not a dope free zone. I can point to several
>posts to prove it.

>--
>This message has been packed using modern automated machinery. Packed
>by weight not volume, some settling of contents may have occurred during
>shipment. "Trust but verify" - Ronald W. Reagan on assembling a RMS.


>NAR: 70988 Level I   Member: ROC and SCRA      TRA: 5678      IAR# 43

 
 
 

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Post by Gordon S. Hlavenk » Fri, 27 Nov 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>> I normally settle on the
>> ~15 ml size -- it's about an even toss on these whether I use them up,
>> the nozzle clogs solid, or they harden right to the bottom of the
>> bottle.

> God, Silent if you figure out what to do about this I'll kiss you. Well
> not really but you get the idea. I've tried just about everything to


I remember reading an interview with the guy who runs the company that
makes Tabasco sauce (McIlhenny?).  He said that after a while, the
Tabasco changes color.  This color change doesn't affect the flavor, but
instead of bright orange the sauce turns a disgusting shade of
gray-tan.  He said that the most common question people ask is, how to
stop this color change?  Their standard reply is:  Use your Tabasco
faster, that way it won't have _time_ to change.

Conclusion:  Jeff and TSO aren't building enough rockets.

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