Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Estes Long Tom #3016 Build, Part 3, Parts Prep

The nose cone was a little banged up! The tip wasn't round.

One body tube end had a rough cut. Always check the tube ends and touch up with a sanding block if needed.

The balsa adapter sides were rounded at the wide end. I marked it with a pencil where it is curved.

200 grit on a sanding block brought it to the correct, flat profile.

The blue engine mount tubes are thin.
A strip of paper was cut and a glue stick adhered the wrap.

One wrap of copy paper strengthens the open end of the mount.
The ring in the inset picture looks crooked but it is straight.

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