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thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

(OP)
Anyone have suggestion to source thin sheet material like polyeruthene to roll into cone shape for payload construction.

Thanks

RE: thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

Polyurethane in thin sheets is not particularly stiff, nor particularly light relative to its stiffness. It won't stay in a cone shape unless it's sealed and inflated.

Rolled cones are relatively easy to do in aluminum, and in the very thin steel used in 'tin' cans.

How do you plan to close the seam, and attach the cone at the ends to, whatever?

What's the approximate diameter of the rocket?

How high do you expect it to go?

Mike Halloran
Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

RE: thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

(OP)
Thanks for the post. The rocket is propelled by water with 50 to 60 psi air in a one liter soda bottle. So the pay load has to be really light. Expectation is to keep the rocket in air for about 10 seconds since it needs to carry a egg.

RE: thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

What exactly do you mean by "payload?" Or are you simply talking about a nose cone? If the latter, they're readily available in most decent hobby stores.

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RE: thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

(OP)
You are right. I am looking for nose cone with light weight. Height roughly 4 ft or 3 ft to give a try. May I know any website or store where I can buy. Thanks for sharing.

RE: thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

wait, what diameter? a 3ft nose cone is more consistent with 20 ft rocket, which is not going anywhere under water pressure from a bottle.

Have anyone in your group actually any math on this?

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RE: thin sheet material for rocket payload - school science project

(OP)
5 inch larger diameter

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