Friday, June 23, 2017
Estes Apollo Little Joe II Build, Part 21, Tower Assembly
The visible mold seams were sanded lightly before assembly on the two largest outside pieces.
I only sanded down the seams that were on the outside. Nobody will see the slight mold seams on the interior.
A dry fit showed the upper strut wouldn't fit into the tower side. I didn't seat it, it'll be pushed in and glued after all four of the tower sides are glued on.
After the first two sides are dried the center ring is set.
One of the "X" strut centers didn't have a hole for the pine on the ring. I carefully spin drilled a recess into the X.
The ring fit well. Two small drops of glue were set into the X brace holes and the ring pressed in place.