Monday, April 17, 2017
PML Lunar Express Build, Part 21, Landing Pod Gluing
Epoxy was pushed into the landing pod fin slot with a toothpick.
The pod was pressed into the fin edge. Notice the epoxy oozing out from the slot. Epoxy runs so you definitely want to watch for drips.
The excess epoxy was spread out with a Q-tip. Again, watch for drips until it starts to set up.
TIP: To prevent wobbling on the finished model, only glue three fin pods in place. Let the three pods dry thoroughly.
Use the fourth pod to square everything up. You'll be able to slide the pod up and down the fin edge slightly until the rocket doesn't wobble on a flat surface.
I set the model on the floor while making final adjustments.