Friday, December 16, 2016
Estes Long Tom #3016, Finished
When you break it down, the Long Tom is simply a tall two-stager.
It wouldn't have the same feel if the upper tube were gone and a nose cone topped off the larger tube.
It's an impressive model even flown as a single stage.
This one did get some upgrades. The black paint is the Rustoleum Black metallic. Rather than paint all four fins black, I left two white so the red decals could be used on both sides of the fins.
If it ever gets flown I'll take John Boren's advice and made sure the stage coupler fit is very loose.