This blog covers the day to day progress of water rocket development by the Air Command Water Rockets team. It is also a facility for people to provide feedback and ask questions.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

FTC nosecone success

Well nosecone attempt #4 (see below) worked out as planned.


This is the end result of 8 layers of nylon stockings with polyester resin, one thin coat of 5 minute epoxy, thin coat of spray on putty sanded back for a smooth finish and a couple of coats of gloss paint. Ideally the polyester resin will be replaced completely with epoxy. I will update the nosecone build procedure with the next main website update.

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2 comments:

Edward said...

The nose cone looks great George. I was reminded of something I saw on youtube once. Here is the link.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yClQsQjg45g

Very similar to what you are doing i think.

Ed

George Katz said...

Hi Ed,

Thanks for that link. Looks like that sort of thing would be ideal. Nice and quick.