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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, 12:08 PM
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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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Old 02-13-2021, 12:43 PM
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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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Happy to hear you found the weights you needed, Chas.

Here's a question for all. I thought that Carl was making replica NSW-1's for awhile. Am I correct or was it a dream?


I believe you are correct.I'm not sure that they were actually lead but they were the appropriate diameter and weight

https://modelrocketbuilding.blogspo...rt-1-parts.html

Found this.
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For others that might want disks, you have the option of punching them out from lead sheet. It punches pretty easily. Sheets can be purchased online, but shipping would probably kill you. If you have a good local hardware/lumber store, a 1/16" x 1' x 1' sheet would probably be about $20-$25.
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I've made them by flattening lead musket balls and then drilling a hole in the center.
The .440 caliber size works well. A box of 100 costs about $15.
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