Monday, December 5, 2016
Estes Long Tom #3016 Build, Part 6, Wood and Seam Fill
The fins are pretty interesting.
They don't really "fit" together, the trailing edge of the sustainer fin isn't at the same angle as the leading edge of the booster fin.
The sustainer fins have sharp corners.
The booster fin has two rounded corners.
This was typical of the Centuri designs. They were sometimes out of the ordinary.
The tube seams were filled with thinned CWF.
That's a lot of tubing to fill!
The filler was sanded with 220 grit first. The bulk of the filler was removed.
400 grit took the filler down to the tube surface.