This is a very tough and resilient nose cone from LOC, but don't trust the woefully spindly shock cord eyelet. Two of mine failed at ejection, causing the nose cone to separate and tumble to earth on its own. I now drill two 1/4 holes in the base on either side of the base center hole (which also is too thin to securely anchor an eye bolt) and thread in either a sewn kevlar cord loop or a heavy duty zip tie. Getting paint to stick to the slick poly plastic can be difficult, but washing off the bare surface with acetone followed by a rough-up sanding with medium-grit sandpaper before priming helps a bunch. Valspar makes an excellent spray primer for plastic that is chip resistant and wet sands nicely for the eventual color coats. Sometimes there is excessive flashing at the mold seams, but I find I can usually shave it down with careful use of hobby knife. Good skies!
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