Vostok Tips from rec.models.rockets
I pulled these references from the
rec.models.rockets newsgroup and
archives. The tips are in chronological order and have been
edited a bit. I haven't built mine yet, so I can't vouch for
any of these tips...
From: email@example.com (Peter Alway)
Date: 15 Nov 1994 20:45:51 GMT
A note for those of you with The Art of Scale Model Rocketry
in hand: On P. 78 (at the end of the Vostok plan) a note
says to do the swing stability test and add weight as needed.
I can now be more specific--the model should balance no more
than 13" from the nose tip (around the middle of the booster
nose cones) and about 2 oz of clay in the nose will bring the
center of gravity to that point.
I have also noticed some 1 1/2" diameter hardwood spheres at
local craft shops that could serve as the spacecraft reentry
capsule and at least some of the nose weight.