Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Estes Long Tom #3016 Build, Part 8, Fin Gluing and Alignment
The launch lug was glued on and got a fillet of Titebond M&TG.
Before shooting the tubes with filler / primer, the fin locations got a thin line of masking tape.
After the primer was sanded down the fins were glued on.
Clothes pins were used to help the alignment of the upper and lower fins.
TIP: Normally a clothes pin wouldn't reach to both fins. These were flipped so the clamping end is longer and flat.
When the spring and wood halves are flipped like this, the end facing the right side has a longer, flat and even clamping area.
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