Sunday, August 13, 2017
Estes Starship Nova #1371 Build, Part 10, Intake End Forms
The intake forms were cut from the card stock sheet.
I cut curves with scissors and the straight lines with a knife and straight edge.
To smooth out the curve sand with some 400 grit.
I pre-curved the pieces with the back end of a Sharpie in the heel of my hand.
There was a crease in the card stock, you can see it right above the pen barrel.
GOTCHA! The pieces weren't long enough! When set at the center lines the edges don't reach the body tube. Both were cut right on the black border edges.
I'll have to trace two wider pieces on some 110 lb. card stock.
I found this interesting - The instruction sheet shows the same "U" piece in the same direction on the front and rear of the intake. The side view has it correct.
Not a big deal but it could confuse a builder.