Re: Micro Maxx Rocket Parts

Andy at ASP Rocketry has al kinds of kewl micro-maxx parts.
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Art Upton
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Where can I get parts for scratch building Micro Maxx rockets? Got a
> starter set today and am hooked! These are cool little back yard rockets! >
> Louis
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> Where can I get parts for scratch building Micro Maxx rockets? Got a
> starter set today and am hooked! These are cool little back yard rockets! >
> Louis
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Art Upton
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Great list, Joel.
Also, Totally Tubular has Micro Maxx motor tube and rings. And Chris Taylor was selling kits, so he might be a resource. He has said he made nosecones using a pencil sharpener. I think coffee stir straws might be suitable as launch lugs.
Doug
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Doug Sams
It works well, BMS is faaaaar better.
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Jerry Irvine
HAH!!! I hadn't thought of that. That's too funny, it might actually work!!!
Joel. phx
Some stirrers have 2 sets of tubes! :)
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Joel Corwith
"Louis Schroeder" wrote in news:%f64b.5295$ snipped-for-privacy@twister.nyroc.rr.com:
If you want something different, Art Applewhite makes Micro Maxx sized saucers. I've built their big brother, and they fly great. Check out:
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Tim Reidy San Antonio Rocket Society
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Tim Reidy
SRRS? :)
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Jerry Irvine
Kinda would have been funny with the 'A'......
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Joel Corwith
I suck :)
SARS
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Jerry Irvine
I agree, they are too cool! I'm working on new pages for my catalog web site, announcing MicroMaxx and other Quest stuff. I am also carrying the excellent Aerospace Specialty Products MicroMaxx kits, and am working on a couple of my own. You've given me an idea...what about a Parts Bag? A set of tubes, couplers, nose cones, fin stock etc. that you could scratch up your own designs with? Maybe with some printed templates for shrouds and stuff?
Doug Pratt
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Doug Pratt
Almost forgot, there is a Yahoo Group devoted to Micro Maxx. Highly recommended! John McCoy hangs out there, and he has done some amazing stuff (and uploaded pictures and plans).
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Doug Pratt
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Doug Pratt
Totally Tubular has a BT 2.5 (iirc?) that fits Micro Maxx. Don't know if any one else sells this tube size.
Last I heard, this was too small a part for BMS to machine, but that may have changed. If not, a 3/8" stick of balsa in an electric drill is not hard to turn into a usable cone. I've even press cut nose cone blocks from balsa blocks using a sharpened brass tube of the right size.
One warning: Due to their small size and lack of nose weight, I've found that many simple designs end up unstable. Check and add nose weight as necessary.
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Bob Kaplow
It kind of tears balsa, but if you use a pine dowel it works fine. That's how I made my Micro Maxx Crayon nose cone. Prang brand of course!
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A micro version of the old Designers Special. Three words of advice: INCLUDE NOSE WEIGHT!
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Great idea! Sign me up.
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Louis Schroeder
Bob, when you said "add weight", I thought of led shot like when adding weight to the big boys. Then I thought about a led bullet, which would have the correct shape and might have the right size. While one would probably not want to use the bullet as-is for the nose (lightening it up and sealing it with something), one could mold it and pour a resin nose,...
Joel. phx
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Joel Corwith
Don't some folks cast their own bullets. Molds must be available. Wonder what they fit?
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That's my second choice. My first choice is to crimp them to the end of the string, and glue them into a small dimple in the base of the nose cone. Sort of like what Apogee did with it's balsa cones and the little bead.
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Jerry Irvine wrote in news:01rocket- snipped-for-privacy@news.verizon.net:
Yup, SARS, that's us. And we wonder why we have trouble getting new members. "Hey, want to come to this SARS group with me?"
Tim Reidy
San Antonio Rocket Society
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Tim Reidy
you could use a 6mm Sierra riffle bullet , fits perfect. any gander mt, cabelas etc..
how ever, it would be against the safety code, and I would feel less safe around that rocket then around the 6mm magnum riffle in your hands with goddard nipping at your heals, he he..
anyway, I didn't need any weight in my micromax asp I flew in PSPC.
I used the nose cones and tubes from Andy at ASP.
Just make sure your fins are proper size and sim like you have to with any rocket.
/ArtU
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Art Upton
Easilly fixed with a rotary tool and a carbide bit. Takes about 2 seconds.
BTW, I picked up a 2" thick sheet of pink Corning foam at the local home store last week, got out the old Rapala fish fileting knife, rough hacked some pieces, then trimmed them on the band saw. Probably the first time I've used the 3 TPI blade, which left a nice cut. Haven't got to further shaping yet.
The foam I got didn't seem to have the "skin" you described. What brand of foam do you have, and what's it called?
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