Saturday, November 19, 2016

Estes Mini Max #2445 Build, Part 3, Engine Mount

I cut off the finger tab. On a model this small with the finger tab extended far out the back, it might not stand upright on the fin tips.

On the left is the upper bend. The sharp corners have been rounded off with a file. I knock off the corners slightly for easier insertion of an engine. This will be flipped over and be at the bottom of the mount.
The inset picture is the cut off finger tab. This end will now go to the top just under the engine block.

The engine mount tube surface is rough. It doesn't seem to have a glassiene coating.
Here its marked for the centering rings.
This end is the bottom, it got a coat of medium CA glue for strength.

This is two of the lower centering rings.
The one on the left is burnt more than the right side.
TIP: Turn over and use the cleaner, whiter side facing out or to the bottom of the rocket.

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