Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Noris Raketen Aggregat - 9, Part 5, Fin Fitting

The two long fins were cut out using the kit supplied templates. I was surprised to find they were 1/2" short of the front of the body tube!
Yep, I should have checked the length of the root edges before cutting any wood.
Good thing the kit supplied plenty of extra balsa.

The nose cone fin extension fit pretty well after some careful root edge sanding to match the curvature.
This fin pattern was also a bit short after comparing it to the instruction drawings! I'll have to cut and fit two more.

The fin on the left is after shaping to fit the tail cone and body tube joints.
After the first fin was trimmed the root edge was traced onto the second long fin (on the left) for shaping.

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