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Old 12-29-2010, 10:16 AM
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I regret not bringing home was a Space Dynamics Aerobee, nice composite kit, wonder what ever happened to that bird ( or Rick Loehr ), would love to get my hands on one now .

ps: waiting for Jason to post the 4 cluster Mini allegro, so I can compare to my vintage rebuild one ( original kit, hung in tree for months, had to be rebuilt, original balsa cone lost )

Rick moved to Tuscon and I saw him once at a FAR (amateur) launch testing a hybrid, possibly for Balls?

I have no idea if he still has the molds or not.

Here are links to Ace kits, by the guy who wrote the instructions and documented those things when they were fresh:

Fugue

Allegro

Squid

Mini-Allegro

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Old 12-29-2010, 07:36 PM
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I like the Ace Cantata rocket!

That's insane!
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:08 PM
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Their nose cones were really light , my Binder Samurai from 15 yrs ago I think has an Ace cone, would like to see those come back, are great for light weight large diameter rockets...
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:17 AM
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Their nose cones were really light , my Binder Samurai from 15 yrs ago I think has an Ace cone, would like to see those come back, are great for light weight large diameter rockets...



I believe the Ace nose cone is what aerotech uses on the G-Force and that it can be ordered from their site.

Part no. 11401

http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com/cu...rce_in_8-04.pdf

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Old 12-31-2010, 09:21 AM
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I believe the Ace nose cone is what aerotech uses on the G-Force and that it can be ordered from their site.

Part no. 11401

http://www.aerotech-rocketry.com/cu...rce_in_8-04.pdf



No.

The Aerotech cone is proprietry, Aerotech owned molds - and although a semi-lightweight blow molded cone, is not the Ace molds.

Not sure where, if any, Ace cones may be purchased, will keep my eyes open .

~ AL

( working on my THOR ebuild this AM, has an old Ace cone, now foam filled. )

Nice kits.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:32 AM
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No.

The Aerotech cone is proprietry, Aerotech owned molds - and although a semi-lightweight blow molded cone, is not the Ace molds.

Not sure where, if any, Ace cones may be purchased, will keep my eyes open .

~ AL

( working on my THOR ebuild this AM, has an old Ace cone, now foam filled. )

Nice kits.


A few years back when I went to a hobby shop in Portland, OR they had a large bin of Ace nose cones for $3 each! At least I think they were Ace. Did they have the bottle cap screw on thingy on the bottom?

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:34 AM
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Did they have the bottle cap screw on thingy on the bottom?
Yes.

Cantata

Maybe Sandman could make a production run of Ace Series redwood nose cones for the peculiar tube sizes at a low enough cost to put in kits. . . . .

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Old 12-31-2010, 10:58 AM
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Yes.

Cantata

Maybe Sandman could make a production run of Ace Series redwood nose cones for the peculiar tube sizes at a low enough cost to put in kits. . . . .

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There ain't no such thing as a low cost 4" custom nose cone!

That's a big junk of wood and redwood is hard to get here in Michigan.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:14 PM
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No.

The Aerotech cone is proprietry, Aerotech owned molds - and although a semi-lightweight blow molded cone, is not the Ace molds.

Not sure where, if any, Ace cones may be purchased, will keep my eyes open .

~ AL

( working on my THOR ebuild this AM, has an old Ace cone, now foam filled. )

Nice kits.


Two years ago I lost the Ace cone of my 4" Cluster R Standard Arm. I did an extensive search on-line for a replacement and came up empty. (I did get it back at the next launch when someone found it.) For what it's worth, pre-Estes NCR also used Ace 4" cones, I have one on a Quasar NG, so maybe Matt Steele knows who was making them last.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:37 PM
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Default Ace Nose Cone Specs

Does anyone have the specifications (or better yet, a drawing) of an Ace cone (or cones) that I can take to a molder and get some pricing?

- Rich
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