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Old 02-13-2021, 10:58 AM
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I had some clear tubing for BT-20, so thought that I would clone an Estes Apogee II. Have all the parts except for the two NW-1 lead Nose Weights. I can use washers, but was curious if anyone had found ways to duplicate them. Thanks

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Old 02-13-2021, 11:16 AM
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Can you melt down some lead fishing weights and fabricate the size you need?

I've seen small washer weights on the erockets website, but not sure if those would be comparable in size or weight?
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Old 02-13-2021, 07:12 PM
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Can you melt down some lead fishing weights and fabricate the size you need?

I've seen small washer weights on the erockets website, but not sure if those would be comparable in size or weight?


Even back in the day I just got some fishing weights out of my dad’s tackle box and hammered them flat. Maybe they don’t make them out of lead now. But model plane hobby shops still have lead weight you can hammer out the way you want.
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Can anyone confirm the weight of the Estes lead weight? The one I measured was .15 oz. Does this sound correct?
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It is listed as "0.125" ounces. Very close to the 0.15.

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I had some clear tubing for BT-20, so thought that I would clone an Estes Apogee II. Have all the parts except for the two NW-1 lead Nose Weights. I can use washers, but was curious if anyone had found ways to duplicate them. Thanks

Chas


this might work:

https://www.amazon.com/Gejoy-Pieces...3239542&sr=8-11

https://www.amazon.com/SUPARO-Weigh...3239542&sr=8-13
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Chas,

No need to duplicate when you can use originals. Do you just need two? These have been waiting for a rocket a LONG time! I can sense their happiness.

Text me your address.

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Old 02-13-2021, 03:14 PM
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Wow, I have had three offers to send the weights. I appreciate the responses. Thought that these would be rare. I have a few collectable Estes carded parts as well as Centuri and MPC.
Thanks folks.

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Wow, I have had three offers to send the weights. I appreciate the responses. Thought that these would be rare. I have a few collectable Estes carded parts as well as Centuri and MPC.
Thanks folks.

Happy to hear you found the weights you needed, Chas.

Here's a question for all. I thought that Carl was making replica NCW-1's for awhile. Am I correct or was it a dream?
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Old 02-13-2021, 03:26 PM
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Scott, I seem to recall that Carl offered lead weights through SEMROC. I checked eRockets.biz first thing, but they have washers and clay.

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