Monday, September 2, 2013
Estes Mini Shuttle Build. Part 4, Whoops and Fills
I glued the small rear wing piece on wrong.
It was cut off, the edge sanded and glued on again.
The re-drawn arrow shows the correct balsa grain direction.
This 5" length of BT-60 wasn't very good.
The glasseine seams were there as always but there were seam recesses between those.
I ran some CWF filler down every seam.
The lug got a fillet of Titebond M&TG.
The fillet at the ends of the lug are always hard to smooth out.
I rolled the cotton ends of a Q-tip between my fingers to make the tip a bit smaller. This allowed me to roll around the ends of the glue fillets.
Even with the extra effort smoothing down the lug ends some roughness showed up when the primer was shot.
Not much of a problem though, the M&TG can be sanded fairly easily.