Here are some tips for building and displaying rockets....
|When you have to epoxy an engine mount which is recessed deep into the body tube, you can reach it with epoxy by using a paint stirrer. Mix up the epoxy, put some on the end of the stirrer and apply as far in as needed.|
|Small rockets are hard to display because they
topple over easy or designed not to stand up at all.
I found an old coat rack not being used. I cut off the ends of the poles (which were fatter than the middle part) so that the rocket engine tube would slide over them. Result, a nice wooden rocket stand!
|Sometimes you have to cut a body tube. Marking a tube straight is hard so try using a motor clamp. Don't tighten to much, just make it snug and then mark the tube with a pencil.|
|And when you have to draw lines along the body tube for like fins and launch lugs, a trick is to use a piece of angle aluminum as a guide.|
|To help identify your rocket should it get lost, use a mailing label covered with a layer of tape so in case it gets wet before found, the ink isn't smeared.|
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