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.