Talon Bill of Materials:
NC-55 Nose Cone, modified per drawing
1 Nose Weight, 1 ¼ oz.
1 BT-55 Tube, 4 ¼ “ long
1 Transition, Paper, BT80-BT55, 1 ½ “ long
1 BT80 Coupler, 1 ½ “ long
2 centering rings, BT80-BT55
1 Bulkhead, to fit into BT55 tube
1 Kevlar line, 1000 lb., 6” long for upper shock cord
1 BT80 Tube, 12” long, slotted for Through-the-Wall fins
1 3/16” Launch Lug, 2” long
1 Kevlar Lower Shock Cord, 4', attached to motor mount
1 Elastic Upper Shock Cord, 18” X 3/16”
1 18” Parachute
2 Centering Rings, BT80-BT50 for motor mount
1 BT50 Tube, 6” long for motor mount
1 Motor retainer, Aeropack threaded, 24mm
3 Trapezoidal fins, with TTW tabs, .060 Lexan per drawing
1 BT70 Tube, 3/8” long for base notch
1 Centering ring, BT80-BT50, 1/8” thick for base
model is a roughly 5X upscale of a 30.06 rifle cartridge.
Transparent fins are a must!
part numbers are Estes.
of standard plastic nose cone cut off and interior
bulkhead added to resemble a hollow-point bullet. 1¼
Ounce nose weight added behind bulkhead.
handmade from card stock, see template.
motor retainer epoxied into base centering ring, allowing
a perfectly flat base. I like rockets that stand up on
their own. Motor mount is standard construction.
point is at the transition/main body joint.
of BT-55 tube has bulkhead installed and Kevlar loop glued
in for shock cord attachment.
can be glued on, but if removable, BT-55 tube becomes
payload compartment for altimeter.
rocket has flown 15 times so far. Average altitude 390
Feet on a D12 motor, 985 Feet on an E18.