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Old 12-31-2010, 03:41 PM
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I've got several Ace 4" nosecones, bottle cap bases and all. They are all on my retired HPR rockets.
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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.


Never had any NCR with Ace cones, my original Phantom 4000 HD had a foam cone, wish I had the cone ( lost in a Zelienople tree ) .

As for the Quasar, I'd be interested in plans for that if you have them / patterns.... for my historical database.

Any other NCR plans ?
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Why a bottle cap base? A place to store the hootch?

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Old 12-31-2010, 04:57 PM
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Why a bottle cap base? A place to store the hootch?

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It's the way the plastic was shaped before being blow molded into a nosecone. Have you ever seen a 2 liter coke bottle before it is blow molded?

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No, never seen the pop bottle picture before. Thanks.

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My NCR Phantom 4000 (pre-Estes) and THOY Falcon both have Ace 4.0" inch nose cones. Nice and lightweight pieces.
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Here's a 4" Ace nosecone for those of you who aren't familiar. They are nice and light weight, but that also means that they will bend easily and chip paint unless filled with two part foam. (Spray can foam never completely cures and will ruin your projects.)

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Never had any NCR with Ace cones, my original Phantom 4000 HD had a foam cone, wish I had the cone ( lost in a Zelienople tree ) .

As for the Quasar, I'd be interested in plans for that if you have them / patterns.... for my historical database.

Any other NCR plans ?


I was wondering if you were interested in NCR-the Quasar was produced later than the kits and companies you put in your old HPR thread. I don't have access to a scanner right now, but I can try to get to one in a few weeks to get the Quasar out there. It has nice decals that are on the built rocket so I will try to get a picture. I agree there should be an archive of older OOP HPR. I have an NCR corporal with a foam nose cone, and a Shuttle Magellan with the foam nose. Those are 1.88" diameter rockets.

Are you interested in THOY or Cluster R?
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I was wondering if you were interested in NCR-the Quasar was produced later than the kits and companies you put in your old HPR thread. I don't have access to a scanner right now, but I can try to get to one in a few weeks to get the Quasar out there. It has nice decals that are on the built rocket so I will try to get a picture. I agree there should be an archive of older OOP HPR. I have an NCR corporal with a foam nose cone, and a Shuttle Magellan with the foam nose. Those are 1.88" diameter rockets.

Are you interested in THOY or Cluster R?


Definately interested in newer items as well ( just focusing on the true 'first HPR' more so ) .

Issue with NCR is the rights and legalities of posting, as I understand - ( Owners not wanting it posted online ? ) . but definately interested in anything you can share man to man ( and would share as asked ) - the Corporal would be nice, I have one of those foam cones with no home currently, might be neat to use the lil orphan on something.

Some Thoy is posted on YORP, you'd have to check, but certainly interested in any not posted ( check EMRR, too, since some of the rocsim files are there , I believe).. what ones you have ?

Cluster R I would certainly liek to see what you have, I have a builtup Sandhawk ( 2.6" ) , and a 7" cone - would love to clone a Skyraider or Standard Arm , sure others might pick up on these, too

Thanks for the offers.

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the Corporal would be nice, I have one of those foam cones with no home currently
Post a friggin' picture.

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