Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Estes Equinox Build Part 3, Screw Eyes

The included kit screw eye is on the left. The threads aren't very deep and could pull out of the balsa shoulder.

I'll replace it with the screw eye on the right. I feel safer with the wider, higher threads.

TIP: To insure the screw eye goes in straight, 
First mark the center with a pencil.

Pre-drill the hole with a small file. When pressing in the file go slow, check to be sure it is going in straight by turning the nose cone.
This small rat tail round file is very thin, thinner than the thread diameter of the screw eye.

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