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Hostile Projectiles V-2 rebuild, or how to tempt the rocket gods to return the original cone

12 Aug 2015, 00:15 UTC
Hostile Projectiles V-2 rebuild, or how to tempt the rocket gods to return the original cone
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At the last NARHAMS launch, the Hostile Projectiles V-2 separated and the cone drifted away. I thought I saw it fall on the near side of a far tree line but my wife thought it went over. I started out to find it but the big hill, 4' grass, and the heat got the better of me. I found JonRocket had BT-60 PNCs that would make a suitable replacement so the order went out (5.5" long vs. 5.25").The order arrived today and the simple rebuild is under way: Cut base off cone, add nose weight with Kevlar leader embedded, and paint/repaint. Here is the 1st cut at the updated simulation. The mass object near the CP was added to make the body section match the as-built. I then added the nose cone with another mass object to move the CG to the desired spot (same as the original). I takes 2 oz as the resin tail cone is quite heavy. I plan on repainting the whole thing in a camo pattern using tan, orange and OD green. I did this on the latest version of the El Tubo Loco and liked it. Plus, it's 'use what ya' got'.So, what is ...

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