Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Estes Starship Nova #1371 Build, Part 3, Engine Mount
I usually sand engine blocks and centering rings flat for a better look. On this model it's worth doing, the rear centering ring is flush with the end of the body tube.
GOTCHA! The instructions seem to show the engine hook notch at 1/8" from the top of the tube - The engine block is 1/4" long. The notch should be 1/4" from the top end of the tube.
That would leave the engine block hanging out the front end of the engine tube by 1/8". The low end of the engine hook would end up very close to the bottom of the engine tube.
Not a big deal, an experienced builder would notice and make the correct cut.