Saturday, July 22, 2017
Booster 55 Rocket Build, Part 1, Parts
It's a very inexpensive build made from clearance kit parts, leftovers and a free nose cone from Apogee.
A BT-55 stolen from an Estes clearance Monarch kit.
The nose cone is a new 55 size from Apogee.
The 3/16" launch lug will need a standoff, there's a small dowel next to it.
An Odd'l Rocket parachute (what else?)
Rubber shock cord from a Little Joe II kit.
The BT-55 Booster picked up for a dollar at Hobby Lobby.
The 55 Booster is assembled. You won't need the upper adapter ring.
At the top is a length of BT-55 and will have to be removed.
Score through the tube and peel it off.
The tube was glued on pretty well
Notice the duct "funnel" that directs the booster engine flame into the upper stage engine.
It took a few minutes of sanding to clean off the shoulder and get a slip fit into the BT-55 tube.