Step 10: Nose cone

Sorry I do not have any pictures of me actually making a nose cone but here's the process.
Once you know how long the nc is you can cut your balsa block to length. find the center by connecting the corners and drill a hole that is just big enough for your wooden dowel rod. You will want a few inches extra of the rod to extend from the block, make sure the hole is straight. If you have access to a drill press I would use it. Squirt some glue in the hole and push the rod in, I would let it set and dry for at least a day.
Now you need to find or setup a lathe so you can turn your nc, I'm not going to cover that in this ible but there are plenty on here that show you how to set one up.
take the template for the nc and glue it to a piece of cardboard or balsa to make it stiff and cut out the nc shape and use it as guide for the shape.
<p>he has the same scissors as me</p>
<p>Great design. I love it</p>
I prefer to plan it out as i build it, it works pretty good. I'm working on building more rockets for my patriot line, and I'll try it like this for one or two, see which is better
great job! is the hollow nose cone just made from craft paper also?
Yes, I'll see if I can do up a step by step for that soon.
For the parachute you can use the ones from plastic army people. For a streamer you can use nylon tape or the non sticky orange tape. Nice ible tho:)
Thank you. For smaller rockets the army guy parachute could work but I would rather make one out of a trash bag. Perhaps I'll do an ible for that but they are pretty easy to make.

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