Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ist eine Rakaten fantastisch!

Sorry I was channeling Brüno for a moment there... So I pieced the beast together and it's looking just as I'd hoped it would:
The metal-tipped, filament-wound carbon fiber nose cone doesn't quite fit yet and, since it's the single most expensive part, I plan to finish that fitting last. I love the high aspect ratio and carbon fiber reinforcement allows me that luxury for an M-powered rocket. I also wanted to share a macro-ish shot of how thin the CF wall is on the exterior of the phenolic:
Three wraps of carbon fiber is only ~2/3 the thickness of the original phenolic wall! Very thin. Very strong.

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