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VitaOrb - model rocket project

I participated to a model rocket course to get myself a rocket license so I can buy and use rocket engines (license is needed due to the Finnish laws and restrictions on explosives and stuff). I'm now building my first model rocket for the course flight (course includes a small theory examination and a course flight) and it's coming together quite nicely.

 

I made the nose cone from a vitamin tablet tube by cutting the shape as a crown and then I filled the gaps with some quick 5min epoxy glue and then a lot of filing and sanding to get the final shape.

 

I covered the body tube with a thin layer of epoxy to harden it up and I'll sand it down next and repeat the procedure maybe ones or twice to get a good surface.

 

More to come..

 

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Taken on March 1, 2010