Rocket Tips from Restaurants

Rocket Tips from Restaurants

Post by Essenc » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00



I know that it is metal disturbance, however, I believe that all
rocketeers are on the look out . . . looking at everything they see to
figure out how to use it in their rocketry hobby.  Well, I was thinking,
it would be interesting to hear what others have found to use from
restaurants.  For example:

Chinese - Save your chop-stix, they make great glue applicators for
reaching up into the body tube.  I mark mine with distances (2 1/4", 4",
etc) and wipe off the glue (epoxy or white) after using it so that I can
keep using it.  I tap two together for the longer jobs.  The flat tip on
one side is good for spreading it out.

Plastic Spoons and Forks - pieces and parts of these can add details to
rockets

Plastic Spoons - Use for fillet smoothing

Straws - all sizes (stirrers, drinking) detailing as conduits, fuel
piping, etc.

What are your ideas?

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Rocket Tips from Restaurants

Post by AstronMi » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
>Well, I was thinking,
>it would be interesting to hear what others have found to use from
>restaurants.

First, the straws at most places are either 3/16 or 1/4 inch, these are
suitable lugs if taped on.

Those quart containers used for cole slaw and potatoes are great adapters for a
2.6" to 4" tube, Ive used them for a Sat V before.  Youd have to coat them with
glue, and they are best used as shrouds instead....not much load bearing
strength for Fs and such.

Sometimes it pays to keep a lid or two around for use as a marking guide,
easier than drawing around whole big tubes.

Of course, there are always those conversions of containers/cups into flying
objects.

AstronMike

Novus Aerospace

 
 
 

Rocket Tips from Restaurants

Post by Bill Westfiel » Fri, 25 Dec 1998 04:00:00


Every styrofoam coffee cup looks a bit like a mars lander, if you turn it
upside down and squint JUST right...  Lots of the non-styrofoam cups, do
too.  7-11 or someone sells "slurpies" with a near hemispherical top on
them - bt50-sized hole pre-cut.

BillW

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Rocket Tips from Restaurants

Post by PeteAlw » Sat, 26 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I know the tip of Pierre Miller's NARAM Mercury-Atlas came from a restaurant.

It was some sort of corn-cob skewer that was the basis for the whole model, to
hear him tell it.

Peter Alway

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