Saturday, February 18, 2017
Better Root Edge Glue Lines TIP
This method was explained in an article the Estes guys wrote on rocket building for Sport Rocketry.
Here's how a glue line looks after applying right out of the bottle.
If this were to be pressed onto the body tube the glue would probably squeeze out unevenly.
Now when the root edge and glue is pressed onto the tube an even amount of glue will adhere down the length of the fin. There should be very little (if any) glue glue visible outside the root edge.
With a cleaner glue joint your fillets will end up smoother.