Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Estes Altimeter Holes Part 2

Again - the Rotary Punch!
The holes will be somewhat hidden in the rectangular decals on the payload section.
While Estes recommends the holes be 2" down from the top of the body tube mine ended up at the end of the rotary punch reach, about 1 3/8" from the top.
The holes are still clear and not covered by the nose cone shoulder.

The Jolly Logic instructions say the holes should be as far forward as possible without being blocked by the nose cone.
This hole placement is a compromise between the two.

The decal edges were already sealed with Future acrylic applied with a Q-tip.
The punched holes got sealed again with some Future.

The inset shows the completed altimeter hole punches.

One last touch -
There was a bit of yellow paint showing at the top sides of the punch.
A permanent marker blackened just the top of the round punch.

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