Monday, October 24, 2016

Semroc (Estes) Starship Excalibur Build, Part 24, Dry Sand & Nose Weight

Some 400 grit was wrapped around a Q-tip for cushioned sanding in all the fillets.
There is a LOT of fillets and joints to be sanded.

A washer weight goes underneath the screw eye. I would think with all the fin area this one would be stable without the nose weight.
Be sure you have centered your screw eye hole before setting the washer in place.
The instructions don't mention it, but add some glue to the bottom of the washer.
Set and center the washer then follow with the screw eye. Turn the screw eye in until it butts up against the washer.

1 comment:

  1. Good point about gluing the washer to the back of the nosecone -- less likely to result in screw eye being loosened or pulled out (i.e. if they weren't glued to the nosecone, the screw eye would have to hold the weights against the launch acceleration).