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Old 09-24-2020, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by ghrocketman
Tbzep-
Thanks. I did not realize that cone is still in production.

IIRC, the cone for the Astron Explorer (and Dark Energy) is from a new mold with some minor changes compared to the Odyssey and Rigel-3. Not enough changes to prevent a nice clone model, though. I've never had my hands on the vintage cone so I couldn't say what the changes are.

Edit: Here is John's explanation of the nose cone.
https://oldrocketforum.com/showpost...735&postcount=3
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