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The Fett Boy is a pile of junk

14 Oct 2015, 16:33 UTC
The Fett Boy is a pile of junk
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This rocket has turning out to be a real hodgepodge of leftovers. I am low on actual rocket parts and materials. Here's what I am using:The Boba Fett piggy bank - boughtThe tube from Laphroaig single malt, 3" - scrounged3" mailing tube (length not finalized) - bought (on hand)29mm tube - leftoversPly centering rings from parts bin (overkill but I don't feel like cutting thinner ones) - bought29mm retainer - scavengedSteel fishing leader - bought (on hand)Kevlar/elastic - bought (on hand)Basswood fins laminated with 1/64" fiberglass sheet (more below) - leftoversSmall eyebolt - need to buyPly bulkhead (homemade) - home madeThe weight and 29mm motor would normally warrant plywood fins. I would prefer 3/32" ply but I neither had any nor do I feel like cutting them by hand. I wish I had bought a band or scroll saw 15 years ago when my building frenzy was at its peak. I looked at buying some custom ones but they would be over three times the cost of the rest of the rocket. I found some basswood but only had enough to lay them out in the worst possible orientation. I considered various strengthening options and again went with whatever I ...

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