Sunday, November 20, 2016

Estes Mini Max #2445 Build, Part 5, Ends and Edges

One side of the BT-50 tube was a little out of round.
I decided to glue the engine mount in the ovaled side so the centering rings would form it back to a perfect circle.

To place the glue for the engine mount, cut a strip of balsa from the fin stock.
Always hang onto the excess fin balsa. I have used it in the past for other things like a launch lug standoff.

The nose cone have small nicks along the shoulder edge. These could have been left when the pieces were broken off the molding trees.

I placed a small drop of medium CA glue in the torn hole being careful not to let the glue run down and over the shoulder lip.
The inset picture shows the area after sanding. The nick is filled.

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