Thursday, December 18, 2014

FlisKits Mercury Redstone Build Part 7 Tower Step 1

I emailed Jim Flis about wanting to build the tower instead of using the card stock tower supplied in the kit.
He sent templates and a heavy card alignment stand for gluing it all together.

On the left are the drawings Jim Flis sent.
On the right are some drawings of the Redstone capsule and tower I already had.

The Flis supplied drawings give you the basic tower sides and strut lengths. The horizontal and diagonal strut ends touch on the Flis drawing.

On the actual Redstone tower, the horizontal struts go all the way over from side to side.
The diagonal strut ends are welded directly above and below the horizontal struts.

On this build I'll glue the horizontal struts first and then add the diagonal struts with the angled ends butted up against the horizontals.

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