38mm Nosecone Bay Kit
The nosecone bay kit is a complete set of SMT Designs parts that can be assembled into a fully functional nosecone bay for trackers or other electronic devices (customer supplies coupler tube, electronic device, and batteries).
2 - 14 business days depending on order size
Thin wall O.D. 1.52"/38.6mm I.D. 1.40"/35.46mm (Blue Tube 2.0)
Thick wall O.D. 1.52"/38.6mm I.D. 1.37"/34.80mm (MadCow G12)
The nosecone bay kit is a complete set of SMT Designs parts that can be assembled into fully functional nosecone bay for trackers or other electronic devices (customer supplies coupler tube, electronic device(s), and batteries).
The electronics bay is completely self-contained with an accessible power switch installed in the cap at the rear of the bay. The cap also supplies mounting for a kevlar cord tie plate that has been tested to 150 pounds of static weight without breaking.
There are two options regarding the cap: you can choose between a minimum diameter bay or a bay that has end cap so a motor retainer could be used to keep the bay in place (54mm and larger airframes).
For an electronic devices, you choose what type of device platform you require for your bay. If you do not find your specific device as an option, please contact us and we will review the device you want to use and let you know if a platform is possible in the nosecone bay. If it is, we will design one for you at no charge other than the cost of a similar platform in the the bay kit.
Currently Supported Devices
- EggFinder Mini
- EggTimer TRS
- Note: thick wall coupler tube can only support the 2S 300mAh LiPo battery due to size
- Featherweight GPS with 400mAh 1S LiPo battery
- MissileWorks RTx Flush mount GPS
- MissileWorks recommends a 1S LiPo battery
For batteries, the 38mm bay will support a few select LiPo batteries and a standard 9 volt battery. Note: the 9 volt battery option does increase the length of the required bay space needed by 90mm.
Currently Supported Batteries
- Turnigy Nano-Tech LiPo 2S 950mAh 25-50C
- Venom 300 / Turnigy Nano-Tech LiPo 2S 300mAh 35-70C
- Turnigy Nano-Tech LiPo 1S 750mAh 35-70C
- Sparkfun PRT-13851 (same as Featherweight 400mAh battery)
- 9 Volt standard battery
- one 38mm Power switch cap
- one 38mm CT Platform mount (not included with Featherweight)
- one 38mm CT Tie Plate
- selected device platform
- selected battery holder
- wire, kevlar cord, and all necessary hardware to assemble the bay
Customer Supplied Parts
- One 38mm thin wall 38mm coupler
- One supported device
- One supported battery
- Diameter 35.1mm
- Length EggFinder Mini - 156.5mm overall and 146mm in the coupler tube (antenna not included)
- Length EggTimer TRS - 189.5mm overall and 179mm in the coupler tube (antenna not included)
- Length Featherweight GPS - 165.5mm overall and 155mm in the coupler tube (antenna included)
- Length MissileWorks RTx - 189.5mm overall and 179mm in the coupler tube (antenna not included)
- Weight 45g minimum without battery or device
- for non-Featherweight - requires at least a 146mm long coupler tube
- for Featherweight - requires a Wildman nosecone with metal tip or exact equivalent (not compatible with older WM nosecones at this time)