Saturday, August 17, 2013

Estes Constellation Build Part 9, Fin Pod Gluing

Each fin will be individually fitted.
Draw a line on the side of the pod side that will be glued to the fin.
Mark the outside edge of the fin with a "1" and the matching pod "1".

Match the edges of the pod and the outside curved edge of the fin. Lightly trace around the side of the pod.
(While not shown well in this picture, the tip of the pod should be even with the leading edge of the fin.)

Carefully cut off the pod recess.

After a bit of shaping checking against a bright light, the pods fits pretty well.

Glue fillets filled in the seams.
The fillets go from narrow at the tip to wide in the rear, the same shape as the teardrop shaped pod.

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