Sunday, March 26, 2017

Estes Nike Smoke #7247 Build, Part 10, Chute Lines and Launch Lugs

Here we go again!

I gave the shroud lines a light, quick tug and they broke too easily.
I've seen broken shroud lines at club launches.
These will be replaced, along with the paper reinforcement rings.

The short 1/8 diameter lugs are glued onto balsa standoffs.

Look on them from the side to be sure they are straight.

TIP: I did cut new standoffs that were just a hair longer than the supplied lugs.
This way I could sand the ends even with the launch lugs after the glue dries.

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