Saturday, April 8, 2017

PML Lunar Express Build, Part 5, Tail Cone Gluing

Here's the tail cone and interior tube are turned over.

30 minute epoxy was applied to the inside of the small end of the tail cone. The engine mount tube was slid up and into the epoxy. The centering ring is dry fitted for now and to make sure the interior tube is centered.

The short 3.9" gray tube was slid over so everything stayed in line.

I set the engine end in my Workmate, tightening it up just enough to hold the engine tube in place. It dried vertically so the epoxy would pool in the bottom of the tail cone / tube joint.

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