Sunday, September 22, 2013
The Big Fix, MMX Red Max to 13mm Engine Conversion
These were carded models built a few years back. This Red Max has a body skin print wrapped around a BT-5 tube.
I thought I'd try to remove the MMX mounts to use some 13mm engines I found on sale.
The inside of the hand rolled MMT tube was scored with a hobby knife to raise an edge I could grab.
Long pliers were used to hold the raised cardstock tab.
The pliers were turned and the mount removed in a spiral.
It was easy to remove.
The model already had a 13mm engine block in place.
One side of the block was lifted with an awl.
A new Kevlar line was knotted and slipped through the hole.
There is no room for even a streamer. Nose-blow recovery should be fine for recovery.
This one should fly better with a 1/2A3-4t engine.