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.