Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Estes Starship Nova #1371 Build, Part 4, Engine Mount TIPS
The rear ring is split, they are a little difficult to glue on.
TIP: I set the rear end in the BT-50 air frame tube to hold the ends down while the glue dried.
TIP: The right side of the picture shows a dry fit, no glue. For a stronger mount, notch the inside of the ring and slip it down, halfway over the top bend of the engine hook.
Notice the notch near my thumb on the left side picture. That's the Kevlar line slot.
A 150 lb. Kevlar line was attached behind the upper ring.
Mentioned earlier, there is very little room for a knot in the Kevlar. It could show up as a bump through the body tube on the finished model.
TIP: Instead of a knot, the Kevlar was wrapped around itself three or four times before pressing it into the wet glue fillet.