Friday, August 11, 2017

Estes Starship Nova #1371 Build, Part 8, Low Intake Tube Fitting

Here's what I meant about blacking out the interior. Do it after cutting out the long segment.

Nobody will probably notice this but you won't be able to get spray paint inside when it is glued to the underside of the body tube.

I didn't get a picture of it, but there are thin balsa strips that glue inside the edges of the long cut out section of the intake tube. I glued them so a very small bit extended below the cut tube. That extended lip was taken down when the intake was sanded to fit the main body tube

400 grit was wrapped around the BT-50 tube and the edges contour sanded for the best fit.

TIP: Look at the top of the ring and you can see a small white area.
Be careful when sanding the edges to the body tube curve. The ring can flex and crease at the top.

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