Ye Olde Rocket Forum

Go Back   Ye Olde Rocket Forum > The Golden Age of Model Rocketry > Kit Collecting
User Name
Password
Auctions Register FAQ Members List Calendar Today's Posts Search Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #11  
Old 06-28-2011, 10:41 PM
LeeR's Avatar
LeeR LeeR is offline
Retired with Way Too Many Kits
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,554
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gpoehlein
My understanding is that, mostly due to the high price of balsa, Estes is going back to plastic nose cones whenever they can. Personally, I like the plastic nose cones - they are easy to finish and they stand up to punishment better than balsa. Far as I'm concerned - it's all good!


I don't mind plastic, although I tend to prefer balsa. One reason is probably the nostalgia factor, and the other is that I have a wood lathe, so custom turning is pretty rewarding.

The big problem with the plastic nose cone in the Super Alpha is that it has a rounded tip. It doesn't look anything like an Alpha nose cone.

If JumpJet is "listening", can we at least get properly upscaled plastic nose cones for the Super Alpha?
__________________
Lee Reep
NAR 55948, L2

Projects: Mars Snooper, Honest Johns (new, and Mini), Super Cobra, Der Saturn Max
In the Paint/Detailing shop: Estes Saturn 1B
Completed!: Semroc Mars Lander, Super Orbital Transport (scratch-built), Interceptor-E

Last edited by LeeR : 06-28-2011 at 11:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-28-2011, 10:55 PM
tbzep's Avatar
tbzep tbzep is offline
Dazed and Confused
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: TN
Posts: 8,301
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LeeR
If JumpJet is "listening", can we at least get properly upscaled plastic nose cones for the Super Alpha?

SEMROC has them. In April, Carl offered a free nose cone for the Super Alpha with your next SEMROC order. I don't know whether or not he is still offering them free, but you definitely can purchase one. He has the BNC-60K and the BNC-60KP...your choice.
http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/show...538&postcount=7
__________________
I love sanding.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 06-28-2011, 11:36 PM
LeeR's Avatar
LeeR LeeR is offline
Retired with Way Too Many Kits
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,554
Default

Nice! I kind of dropped out of rocketry for a few months while going crazy with a new toy, a wood lathe. So I could turn my own, and it is pretty fun to do. My first lathe project was an upscaled Recruiter-like nose cone. But I do love the assortment and incredible quality of Semroc balsa cones.

Guess I may be buying a Super Alpha, and adding another plastic nose cone to the stockpile I have.
__________________
Lee Reep
NAR 55948, L2

Projects: Mars Snooper, Honest Johns (new, and Mini), Super Cobra, Der Saturn Max
In the Paint/Detailing shop: Estes Saturn 1B
Completed!: Semroc Mars Lander, Super Orbital Transport (scratch-built), Interceptor-E
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 06-29-2011, 09:49 AM
ghrocketman's Avatar
ghrocketman ghrocketman is online now
President, MAYHEM AGITATORS, Inc.
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,248
Default

I would like to see the same regs for LPR as HPR, and NO I don't want LPR notched up to the requirements of HPR, I want ALL HPR lowered to that of LPR.
No certs, no baloney, next to no regs or BS.
Yeah, I do want a "Free for all" !
__________________
When in doubt, WHACK the GAS and NEVER touch the brake !!!
No Harm=NO Foul advocate

Yes, there is such a thing as NORMAL
, if you have to ask, you probably aren't
!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 06-29-2011, 09:56 AM
Dannycolossus Dannycolossus is offline
focused procrastinator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Shoals, NC
Posts: 241
Default

amen. but then Hilary's goons would rag everyone for being terrorists, etc. but even most HPR have a small margin for payload, if a terrorist wanted to attack with one, it would have to be something biological, which, for that matter, could be caried on an alpha. but I don't even have a field big enough for high power.
__________________
you know those cop shows where they talk about a town and say "Theres alot of known gun owners in this town", why do they act like its a bad thing?
Long live the Mars Snooper!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 06-29-2011, 11:00 AM
Sheryl@Semroc Sheryl@Semroc is offline
Craftsman
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Knightdale, North Carolina
Posts: 168
Default

[QUOTE=tbzep]SEMROC has them. In April, Carl offered a free nose cone for the Super Alpha with your next SEMROC order. I don't know whether or not he is still offering them free, but you definitely can purchase one. He has the BNC-60K and the BNC-60KP...your choice.
http://forums.rocketshoppe.com/show...538&postcount=7[/QUOTE

We still have one BNC-60K and 4 60KP's left if someone needs them.

Sheryl
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:38 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ye Olde Rocket Shoppe 1998-2018