Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Estes Galactic Taxi #1914, Part 12, Ends and Edges

The underside of the model is too plain - just yellow! It needed a second color.

I had some extra decals (I always print more than needed for occasions like this) and added the orange trim to the bottom of the wings. It's just enough to give the underside some interest.

The top picture is the top side of the rocket, the inset picture is the bottom view with added decals.

The shock cord was attached to the Kevlar.
The elastic is tied to the screw eye with a Duncan Uni-Knot.

The 12" parachute snap swivel is joined to the elastic on a overhand loop knot 1/3 the way down from the nose cone tie.
If you are new to the blog - Why tie the parachute 1/3 the way down the shock cord and not to the base of the nose cone?
This stops the nose cone from swinging in and out of the shroud lines during recovery and prevents tangles.

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