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ghrocketman 01-20-2019 12:43 PM

One question:
WHYYYYYYY ?

One word description : IDIOTIC.

mycrofte 01-20-2019 01:21 PM

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Been watching Babylon 5 and got to thinking about the Warlock Class Destroyer. It wouldn't look right with a round tube.
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LeeR 01-20-2019 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by sandman
If you could make a hexaon form out of a piece of wood. Or an octaon...that would be easier...then form the tube around it.

It could be done.

I could make a nose cone that would fit it. :D


Your lathe skills amaze me ... ;)

mycrofte 01-21-2019 06:05 AM

It would seem making a form and wrapping a tube is my only option.
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Gus 01-21-2019 08:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Bluegrass Rocket
After having some health issues with a short hiatus, Iím working on new kits for release later this year. As such, 2019 marks 10 years of NewWay making square kits. There are many other tube shapes available from the manufacturer, having seen them in person, and I have an octagonal sample. Like any thing, it just takes the investment to have them made. I had looked into other shapes but, the nose ones seemed impossible to make. Now with 3D printing technology it seems like a more realistic possibility to make nose cones.
Rick,

Glad to hear the health issues have improved! Absolutely love the NewWay kits. Not just the design, but the thoughtfulness of all the stuff you include to make the builds simpler is just amazing!

I would love to see some different tube shapes, just a fun idea. But I certainly understand the cost and nosecone issues.

Keep up the great work!

Steve

BARGeezer 01-21-2019 09:08 AM

Rick,
I am also a big NewWay fan. Have most of your kits. Looking forward to your new designs, and good to hear about the improvements to your health. Was wondering if you would consider offering components as part of your sales inventory? Would allow buyers to repair damaged kits and scratch builders to produce their own square designs. And add another income stream. Just a thought. Cheers.

mycrofte 01-23-2019 06:51 AM

Next on the list is a nose cone. Been going through the old Semroc list but nothing I like. I need something like a Mercury nose cone for the sensor boom in a BT-50 size.
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BARGeezer 01-23-2019 07:27 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mycrofte
Next on the list is a nose cone. Been going through the old Semroc list but nothing I like. I need something like a Mercury nose cone for the sensor boom in a BT-50 size.
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olDave 01-23-2019 11:43 PM

Why not round?
 
You can make your starting cross-sectional shape anything you want, but after one or two ejections you are probably gonna end up with a round shape. You see, there is this whole thing about pressure and heat, and the lack of structural strength of paper.....

So just use a proper body tube, and you can hang whatever decorations on the outside that you want.

scott_mills 01-23-2019 11:51 PM

Pretty easy to fudge if you build it yourself using foam core. I would recommend doing it around a core body tube just so you can use standard centering rings. The weight would not be very much more because foam core is extremely light.


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