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Old 11-07-2019, 09:49 PM
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I'm distracted with a quick Restoration/Repaint of my wounded TLP Hellfire. I've had to replace the nose cone, but I can't find my plans for how much clay was in the original, which I stupidly threw away before measuring. (The short version: ballistic recovery with an absolutely shattered nose cone aftermath).

Anyway if anybody has this kit in the bag somewhere and doesn't mind telling me how much clay was in it or could weigh just your cone on a built one, well, that'd be great. I seem to recall it was two Estes-size clay squares. Mine was built stock with the only addition being fiberboard parachute shelf.

Thanks, guys.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:34 PM
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My kit has a single sealed plastic bag with one lump of clay. The clay weighs .91 oz., but it is ROCK HARD. Don't know what the reconstituted weight would be.
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:25 AM
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Thanks,

I'll glue in a 1 oz. weight plus the epoxy to hold it and call it good.
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Old 12-06-2019, 02:46 PM
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Done. Ready to launch. A fun, easy build that doesn't need decals.

High, wispy clouds in the Texas sky today.
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Old 12-06-2019, 03:21 PM
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Nice job on the repair.
Looks more menacing in flat black than olive drab.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:29 PM
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Thanks,

I'll glue in a 1 oz. weight plus the epoxy to hold it and call it good.


When I built mine, probably late 90s, the clay was rock hard. I seem to recall adding about 1oz. of nose weight and a small epoxy pour to hold it. You should be good.

My first flight was with an F39 reload using the 24/40 RMS. Great flight! My second flight was on an Aerotech E15 someone gave me. The paper cap over the ejection well was in place, but no ejection. The impact was ugly. Iíve been an RMS user ever since.

Picture taken prior to last flight!
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:59 PM
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A little info . . .

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Old 12-06-2019, 11:01 PM
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