Monday, November 28, 2016

Estes Long Tom #3016 Build, Part 1, Parts

Here's the parts for the Long Tom build.
This is another rocket I never got around to building when in my teens. I remember liking the looks of it in the Centuri catalog. Most parts are good, the nose cone and transition are balsa.

Parts of interest:
The centering rings are generic and have a slot cut for an engine hook. This staged model doesn't use engine hooks.

One of the two laser cut wood sheets looked discolored like it had some water damage.

The decal sheet had red stripes for the fins but the face card illustrations doesn't show them. If the fins are painted black these red stripes might not show up - if there is no white undercoat.

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