#75 Workshop discussions!

CG, Gheem, and Daniel the Rocket n00b get together to visit with you, and talk rocket shop talk.

CG has been busily editing through the TONS of audio we have from NARCON 2019, and it’s taken over the production time for the show.  As a result, there is a delay in production.   We still have about two weeks of production to do before we roll out the first NARCON 2019 episode, so in the meantime, we decided to pick up our microphones and visit with you!

One of the topics of discussion is rolling your own transitions by re-purposing old cereal boxes.  A topic of discussion brought up by listener John Simmons on our Facebook Discussion Group.   CG thought it was a cool idea, so we shared.  Here are some notes and pictures to go along with the discussion:

The Rocket n00b asks: Those look perfect! Do you do anything to fill the seam? 

 John Simmons: I simply sand through the colored face. The glue then makes both surface wet and pliable which produces a seam that is nearly flush. Then after the transition is glued to the rocket and the glue dries the seam is sanded. 

 John Simmons: The other thing that helps is to use some loose centering rings…. 

 John Simmons: To apply some force to the transition while it’s drying. This tends to make it nice and round. 

 Rocket n00b: John Simmons Do you make the initial round cut with scissors or a hobby knife? 

 John Simmons:  Scissors. I print out a paper template, cut it with scissors, lay it on the cardboard, trace around it onto the cardboard, cut the cardboard with scissors. 

Chris Michaelson has some discussions on rolling your own transitions on his blog too!   Look here:


We also had fun discussing a fun new rocketry group on Facebook called “The CATO Club”  Where they post pictures of, and discus…CATOS.  🙂

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