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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

Simple FTC nosecone construction tutorial

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Simple FTC nosecone construction tutorial

Post by Asupremeflight » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:10 am

This is how I construct my basic nosecones for my ftc rockets.
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Shrink it over the bulkhead maker. (Not tight! Just enough to get the general shape.
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There you have it. 5 minutes time to make a fairly streamlined nose cone / payload bay.
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Re: Simple FTC nosecone construction tutorial

Post by Asupremeflight » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:29 am

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That is about it. Sorry if the pics are large. Hopefully this will help someone.
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Re: Simple FTC nosecone construction tutorial

Post by Asupremeflight » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:33 pm

http://www.waterrocketpop.com/

This is where you can find how to make the bulkhead form. All I added was some epoxy putty to form a more streamlined bulkhead.



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Re: Simple FTC nosecone construction tutorial

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:33 pm

Asupremeflight wrote:http://www.waterrocketpop.com/

This is where you can find how to make the bulkhead form. All I added was some epoxy putty to form a more streamlined bulkhead.
That's a pretty good tutorial showing how you do it. We were lucky and found a plastic egg that fits exactly on the T-8 FTC... that saved a lot of work. Your tutorial will be a help because we are running out of the perfect eggs and we can't find the same size eggs anymore.


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Re: Simple FTC nosecone construction tutorial

Post by Asupremeflight » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:21 am

Some of the eggs I have (like the ones in this tutorial)are the exact size of the T12 FTC. The don't fit inside or outside they rest nicely on top of the tube. This is not a lot of work. ( aside from the epoxy shell form) It took about 5 minutes including the use of the heat gun.



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