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Old 01-31-2011, 09:51 AM
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Hi Carl,

I recently made 2 of the cradles that are shown on page 33 of the 7th. edition of
the Handbook of Model Rocketry. Not really difficult but a bit time consuming.

I used some HARD left-over balsa that wasn't really good for much else.

Any possibility that you could produce laser - cut kits of these? I know that balsa is
at a premium; maybe it'd be a good way to use up some less than ideal balsa.

2 - 3 sizes to start?

Many thanks in advance,

Bob
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:07 PM
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Hi Carl,

I recently made 2 of the cradles that are shown on page 33 of the 7th. edition of
the Handbook of Model Rocketry. Not really difficult but a bit time consuming.

I used some HARD left-over balsa that wasn't really good for much else.

Any possibility that you could produce laser - cut kits of these? I know that balsa is
at a premium; maybe it'd be a good way to use up some less than ideal balsa.

2 - 3 sizes to start?

Many thanks in advance,

Bob
And if not balsa for any reason (due to its relatively high cost, or perhaps they do already have other uses for the non-premium balsa stock), how about cradles made of laser-cut beveridge board (the paper industry's name for "fiber fin stock")?
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Blushingmule
Hi Carl,

I recently made 2 of the cradles that are shown on page 33 of the 7th. edition of
the Handbook of Model Rocketry. Not really difficult but a bit time consuming.

I used some HARD left-over balsa that wasn't really good for much else.

Any possibility that you could produce laser - cut kits of these? I know that balsa is
at a premium; maybe it'd be a good way to use up some less than ideal balsa.

2 - 3 sizes to start?

Many thanks in advance,

Bob


If I get a chance tomorrow I'll post a picture or two of the cradles I made from Baltic Birch Plywood from the handbook. . I used 1/8" and 1/4" ply. length are about 6" and 12"
I ordered the plywood from www.sloanswoodshop.com located in Lebanon, TN

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Yea, that would be neat to have.......Carl, I'll buy some. And they'd be easy for you to produce and not take away from other cool things you are working on.
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