Sunday, April 16, 2017
PML Lunar Express Build, Part 20, More Vinyl Trim
The Planet Express logo went on both sides of the smaller rudder fin.
I'm holding one of the landing pods in place to judge the visual centering of the rudder vinyl.
A red strip was added to all four landing pods to tie them into the red trim on the main body.
I have talked to two different people who have built and flown their own Lunar Express rockets. Both said a landing pod seemed to pop off on every landing. Epoxy was used to glue them to the outside edge of each fin. I didn't do heavy fillets, that might lead to a larger repair and paint touch-ups where the fillet would be. I tried to keep the glue area close and inside the pod slot.
Stickershock had included some extra art. I checked with the client and he said to leave them off.