Saturday, June 17, 2017

Estes Apollo Little Joe II Build, Part 14, Better Fin Fitting

This shows a dry fit of one of the fins. The fit against the corrugated wrap is good but could be better.

In the TRF builds, George Gassaway brought up a good point. On the inside edges of the fins are some raised circles. These are "ejector pads" from the molding process.

They bump into the tops of the raised guides on the corrugated wrap.
I carefully shaved them down. It's only necessary to remove the inside half of the circle.

Here's the improved fit. It's a minor point and probably not necessary but you will end up with a more contact on the gluing edges.

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