Thursday, February 2, 2017

Estes Sprint XL #7224 Build, Part 2, Tail Cone

You could cut through the nose and tail cone with a razor saw but I used my break-off blade knife.
Repeated scoring and the plastic was separated.

The tail cone needs the most work.
When first broken off the slot for the engine hook is very narrow.

Trust me, do a dry fit (no glue yet) of the engine mount and fit it to the tail cone. If I glued the centering rings at the positions shown in the instructions my lower ring would have been off by 1/16".

1 comment:

  1. I like this rocket a lot. I'm building my second one, as I lost my first at my final launch of the season. The first one came out really pretty. I hope I do as good a job on the new one!