Thursday, August 10, 2017

Estes Starship Nova #1371 Build, Part 5, Nose Cone and Balsa

The nose cone tie down loop is pretty thin, about the same as the Bullpup nose cones. There was even an air bubble in the corner making it even weaker.

I'll have to cut this off and drill a hole in a thicker area of the plastic shoulder.

The seams were slight and required little sanding.

I did have to go over the recessed detail lines with a sharply folded piece of 400 grit sandpaper.

The wiggling laser cut lines were pretty evident when they were squared up with a sanding block.

The intake support pieces are very thin after they are cleaned up.

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