>I PURCHASED A LOC / PRECISION "AURA" AND
>DISCOVERED THAT MY AEROTECH RMS IS
>EXPECTED TO STAY IN PLACE WITH MASKING TAPE!
>DOES ANYONE MAKE A REAL MOTOR ADAPTER FOR THIS
>"When at first you DO succeed, try hard to hide your astonishment !"
Please do not type in all CAPS!, ok, as far as motor mount / retention
goes that seems to be the norm for most HPR rockets. One other idea
out of a few options is to install blind (t-nuts) nuts (4-40 or 6-32)
in the aft centerig ring, 180 deg apart, and midway between the MT and
BT while making the rocket, and using screws and small metal clips or
tabs, with a hole in them, to accept the screw, and***these into
the blindnuts, and the other end goes against the aft nozzle end of
the motor, or use a piece of aircraft plywood or aluminum, cut a hole
in the center to pass over nozzle of motor, then drill 2 holes in this
piece inline with the blind nuts, anbd use this to anchor the motor in
If using a RMS type motor no forward thrust ring is needed, but on a
SU one needs to make a thrust ring out of 1/4 or 1/2" tape to prevent
forward motor movement.
Tape seems to be the NORM and accepted way for even top of the line
kits. I myself as well as many others prefer positive motor
retention, as described above.
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