Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Semroc (Estes) Starship Excalibur Build, Part 21, Launch Lug Gluing
These two inline launch lugs are different. They are covered or surrounded with built-up wood and dowels.
The front "antenna" housing was built earlier. It is glued 1 3/8" from the top of the main air frame tube.
The long rear lug is centered between the split BT-5s and even with the tube end.
The rear lug gets dowels on both sides and the remaining fin vane is flipped over and glued on tip.
This should have been pictured earlier, when the long lug was first glued on.
Always line up two lugs with a launch rod section. You can tell how well the lugs are centered between the BT-5s with the rod between them.