Friday, August 11, 2017

Estes Starship Nova #1371 Build, Part 9, Low Intake Tube Fitting TIP

TIP: There is one great thing about having instructions sheets in different languages. Cut out your tube marking guides off the sheet you won't be using! This saves your English instruction sheets intact.

TIP: Glue the lower intake tube in place AFTER the engine mount is glued in. You won't be fighting the glue (that is quickly setting up) trying to get the engine hook centered with the lower intake position.
Glue the engine mount in first, wrap and mark with the fin guide in line with the hook, then glue on the intake.

GOTCHA: Well, another fin marking guide that didn't quite match up! Maybe this is why Carl at Semroc didn't include them in his kits.

I rotated the grey overlap area directly above the engine hook for a line to place the intake.

Here's a better view to show what I meant.
The center notch on the ring is directly above the engine hook line.

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