[Lab] Rocket nose cone

mike Jans mjans at live.com
Sat Apr 2 08:45:25 EDT 2011

Thanks for your suggestions guys,
I don't have a cnc router or vaccuum mould, so I checked out the shapelock. I think if I'm going to have to mold it like wax, I'll get actual wax for cheaper and make a partial cone mould (25% or 50%) to save on effort.

Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:41:09 -0500
From: silicon at videotron.ca
To: mjans at live.com
Subject: Re: [Lab] Rocket nose cone


    Mike, they sell clear plastic sleeves to protect fluorescent tubes.
    Lightweight , you would still need the actual top, but that can be
    carved out of foam.





    On 3/30/2011 10:06 AM, mike Jans wrote:

          building a model rocket from scratch. I want to make a nose
          cone that is lightweight, but also translucent as I plan to
          pack it with LED's so it can glow/flash etc. I was thinking of
          making it out of fiberglass but I would then need to make a
          mold to cast it on. Any suggestions on what to make the mold
          out of, or how to make it? I'm open to alternative materials
          too, as long as it's translucent.

          nose cone will be about 10" long (with 1" inside the body
          tube) and about 2" in diameter.


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