Saturday, May 13, 2017

Goony X-15, Part 2, Fin Prep

One way to make a simple Goony is to glue the original kit fins onto a short 7 1/2" length of BT-60.
The edges of the fins were sanded square. You can see the laser cut "chattering" that needed to be sanded flat.

The Strakes go down the body tube above the wings. These are simply shortened by trimming off the excess at the back.

I was going to make double thickness strakes to better simulate the thickness of the real X-15 fairings. In the end I went with the original single piece "profile" fairings.

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