Thursday, October 30, 2014

Estes Patriot Build #2056, Part 9, Fin Alignment and Gluing

The fins are to be set 3/16" up from the rear of the tube.
Using the fin root to mark the edge length.

The primer was roughed up and most all of it sanded off the line between the top and bottom of the fin root edge.

The first fin was glued on.
A strip of paper was taped onto the body tube for a front edge guide.
All the fin front tips were set up to the edge of the paper.

The other three fins were glued on.

Build time: (Some items below weren't covered by pictures in this build)
Sand fin surfaces smooth = 5 minutes
Round fin leading edges = 5 minutes
Fill fins with CWF and smooth = 20 minutes
Mark fins and glue = 20 minutes
Prep and tie chute to screw eye = 10 minutes
Total build time so far = 4 hours 20 minutes

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