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Nose cone bottles

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:05 pm
by bugwubber
Finally found a decent nosecone bottle-

Topo Chico
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Any other favorites?

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:11 pm
by Blenderite
How did you get that nice smooth top??

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:50 pm
by bugwubber
DogLover wrote:How did you get that nice smooth top??
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Didn't cut anything off, just started rotating it on my bench grinder until the neck was melted down and shaped.

The added plasticweld epoxy putty to fill in the gaps and finished with 2 part gorilla epoxy.

GrindMelting down the neck of the bottle on the grinder gives the epoxy a good support structure

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:35 pm
by bugwubber
Coming along pretty good. This is after the first coat. Still need to polish and put on a Clearcoat.
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Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:57 pm
by U.S. Water Rockets1
bugwubber wrote:Coming along pretty good. This is after the first coat. Still need to polish and put on a Clearcoat.
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Wow, that turned out fantastic! You did a great job! That looks awesome! Do you have a photo of the nose on a rocket? That probably looks amazing!

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:42 pm
by bugwubber
U.S. Water Rockets1 wrote:
bugwubber wrote:Coming along pretty good. This is after the first coat. Still need to polish and put on a Clearcoat.
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Wow, that turned out fantastic! You did a great job! That looks awesome! Do you have a photo of the nose on a rocket? That probably looks amazing!
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Thanks! Not too far along yet but here's a pic of the payload section.
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Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:23 pm
by Sking0
Hi.
I know this is an old thread, but i have only just discovered these amazing things.
Made my first one a few weeks ago and took it camping with a load of friends and family.
Didn't know what to expect. Neither did anyone else.
It was brilliant. Now 3 others are getting into making them and making launchers.
Anyway. I have a question.
From the first picture it looks like you made up the 'Gorilla' mix and 'dripped' it on the tip
of the cone so it ran down!? Is that right? Or did you paint it on?
This is the best way to make a nosecone that i have found. I saw vid on Youtube of some guy
grinding a bottle and i did that, mine didn't turn out as well as his, but mine would be fine if
i adopted your method. It makes so much sense. i already ordered a stick of the putty.
Thanks.

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:44 am
by China_WaterRocket
what about this

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:45 am
by China_WaterRocket
this

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:58 pm
by anachronist
China_WaterRocket wrote:this
How was that nose cone made?

Re: Nose cone bottles

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:43 am
by Guicen
anachronist wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:58 pm
China_WaterRocket wrote:this
How was that nose cone made?
I would like to know that too.