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Space Shuttle water rocket...getting close

27 Jun 2014, 22:31 UTC
Space Shuttle water rocket...getting close
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Progress since the last update:Nose Cone - I roughed out a truncated conical nose cone out of some poster board. It's not perfect, but I liked it well enough. I beefed up the inside with another layer of card stock and treated it with many coats of Future brand floor finish. A ring of plastic from a soda bottle ensured the card stock cone stayed round as the floor finish dried. I added a screw in the top as a place for the "ejection" rubber band to snag the cone.Fins - The spine of the fins are a plastic angle that is intended to protect the corner of a wall. This fit well in the base of the SRB bottles and was then wedged in place with part of an Estes 18 mm motor. I think these will stay in during boost yet are removable. I roughed out a pattern and cut four Corriflute fins. Inspired by Dr. Zooch's famous flame fins, I printed a photo of an actual Shuttle launch so the colors of my flame fins are true to 'scale'.I need to treat the fins to water proof them a bit. I think I'll spray a couple of ...

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