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Wolter 4lb rocket tooling
« on: September 19, 2013, 07:39:07 PM »
Well my long awaited package arrived today (8 days is a long time to wait for something this cool, but  shipping was really quick from the US)

Some photos of what you can expect from a Wolter Pyro Tools order! http://www.wolterpyrotools.com/



Inside the box of goodies!



Its my birthday! (At least in 6 weeks)



4lb Rocket tubes are huge



And when compared with an Estes B6-4



And finally the piece da resistance!





This tooling is simply huge! You just don't get any sense of the size from photos, but when you see and hold this tooling it is heavy and huge!
Look at that shiny quality!

Now sticks are a little primitive for my rockets and my level of knowledge regarding rockets, so I'm going to attempt to use fins. Sticks still have there place in shell lofting however.

So here's my rocket design, done using RockSim (little tube on the rocket's side is a launch lug, for sitting and launching the rocket off a 2 meter long launch rod)





I look forward to making a few of these so stay tuned as I've got 2 weeks holiday coming up! Still have a bit of work to do regarding the nose cone, as my first effort turned out a little small! I wasn't expecting the sheer size of these awesome rockets!

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Re: Wolter 4lb rocket tooling
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 06:31:57 PM »
Well I've made a 4lb rocket!
Turned out quite nice, now I've attached the fins and made a nose cone!

Ended up at 550g, with 270g of fuel (made the nozzle a little large so could probably get 290g fuel in)
Coke can for size reference (still a big rocket motor!)





This was a site to behold after removing the spindle!



Rocksim shows I have good stability (1.5 calibers)
Now I just have to find a good launch site (thinking a quite isolated beach somewhere!)
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Re: Wolter 4lb rocket tooling
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2013, 09:43:23 PM »
I can certainly help you with a quiet isolated beach if you are anywhere near Brisbane !