Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The Big Fix, MMX Jayhawk Kevlar Replacement
The last time I flew the ASP MMX Jayhawk the Kevlar line broke.
This will be an interesting fix.
I have access to the low end, the upper attachment is still good.
I used my small rat tail file to open up a small hole by lifting up the side of the engine block.
Be careful not to punch through the side of the rocket body. Keep the awl or file parallel to the body tube sides when lifting and "drilling" the hole.
The line was fed through the rear and through the hole in the lifted engine block side.
Apply some glue under the lifted engine block and press the block back down. Pull the Kevlar through the front until the knot rests against the closed engine block.
The two lines were tied together with a simple overhand knot.
A small streamer was taped to the Kevlar line.
Ready to fly again!