Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Estes Patriot Build #2056, Part 8, Tube Primer and Fin Marking
The joint seam was already sanded smooth and filled with CWF and sanded again.
After that some medium CA was applied with a Q-tip and the excess wiped off.
The tube was shot with a coat of primer/filler.
the inset picture shows the tube after sanding. The white area right below the joint is the sanded CA glue.
TIP: After the tube is marked for the four fins, turn the marking guide 90 degrees to the next fin mark. The "Star" marking is the launch lug line. In the inset picture you can see the star turned to the right, 1/4 way around the tube.
Sometimes a kit supplied marking guide can be off. This is a simple way to check if it is printed up correctly.
Build time: (Some items below weren't covered by pictures in this build)
Body tube seam fill = 10 minutes
Sand body tube seam filler = 10 minutes
Fill launch lugs and sand = 10 minutes
CA coat tube edges = 5 minutes
Spray primer = 5 minutes
Sand primer smooth = 20 minutes
Total build time so far = 3 hours 15 minutes