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Old 12-13-2021, 06:04 PM
SaturnV SaturnV is offline
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Default Want to build F size Honest John

For this project I plan on using a 3" diameter tube. That means the nose cone will be about 4" or a bit bigger at its largest diameter. Kind of at a loss as to how to make it. I could always get 4 balsa blocks 2"X2"X12" and glue them together then turn it on my lathe, but those blocks are expensive. I thought about making one out of the blue colored foam (like styrofoam) found at the box stores, then perhaps a light coating of fiberglass resin or epoxy coating. Even thought of turning one out of pine and using that as a pattern to make a mold to make a fiberglass shell. Anyone have any other ideas? I am not a stranger to this, I saw the price for a "G" powered Saturn V and said NO WAY, and scratch built one. Had to roll my own tube using posterboard. Flew it once on a G80. Photo of the beast on my deck:
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