|Getting quite busy on the rocket shelf.|
So I started thinking the unthinkable, at least, unthinkable for me.
[more after the jump]
Here are the reasonably successful fairing parts. So far, so good. Now the ogive part of the fairing, that was another story. The rings (which I cut in half for obvious reasons) were not fitting well and the edges were not looking good either. Besides, the longer the fairing parts were out of their moulds, the more wobbly the grooved sides of the straight ends became.
|For Pete's sake, no.|
|Well, that does it. *sigh*|
I suddenly had a microscopic epiphany. I drew an on-scale cross section of the ogive and divided it into several 'logically placed' horizontal parts. I then measured these cross-sections and made separate parts using the online shroud calculator. Now I have made a first printable sheet for the new fairing.
|Measurements all are in millimetres. I don't know yet whether they're correct or just getting me further down the path to nowhere. That is something for tomorrow.|
|Looks impressive, doesn't it? At least to me it does. I still am not certain about the smallest part. |
It might be incorrect. We'll see. At least it gave me back a little of my confidence in getting this rocket finished.
It will be in plain white paper (200 gram/m2, of course). I might try to tinker a little with it before I make a final version.
That is for tomorrow. Or the day after that. We'll see.
Thanks for your patience, I never said it would be a short build.
See you soon.