Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Dr. Zooch Saturn V F1 Engines Step 10 Part 4
Apply a small line of glue to one side of the engine nozzle edge.
Line up the two tab seams. You'll hide these seams later on when they are glued to the rear plate.
While the glue is still wet, roll over the edges smoothing over the seam.
You can actually old the card stock edges while the glue is setting up.
Work from the inside also, pressing out the shroud edge if it get pushed in too far.
Here's a good example of a good fit of the two halves.
This isn't really important, as the seam will be covered up by the turbine pumps later on. Still, a good fit will make a stronger nozzle bell in the end.
The nozzle of a Elmer's Glue-All bottle makes a great support when gluing the upper and lower nozzle shrouds together.