Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Estes Saturn V Build Part 41 Parachutes

Here's a corner from the parachute sheet.

It's a copy of the older Centuri Saturn V kit parachutes.

While the sheet corner directions show a shroud line simply looped under a tape disk, the supplied disks have a center hole.

As I've explained before, lift the disk off the backing using your knife blade, not with your fingers.

Touching the self-adhesive disks will diminish the adhesion on the parachute.
Using a knife lets you get a more accurate placement on the printed circle.

I'm concerned because the disks aren't sticking very well to the thick parachute material. I'll wait a few days before tying on the shroud lines. Sometimes a self-adhesive will stick better after a few days and become more permanent.

Time spent on build: 1:45
Total time on build so far: 41:15

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