Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Estes Little Joe 1, #7255, Build Part 6, Skinning The Fins

I using my favorite re-purposed tool, a Sharpie barrel to burnish and set the skin onto the glued sides.

The picture to the right shows the slight overhang at the root edge. this will better fit the body tube curve. At the bottom you can see the skin overhang.

You can carefully cut off the overhang, but don't get too close to the balsa. Use a new blade to shave it close.

Then use a sanding block to take the card stock edge down to the balsa form.

Here's the finished assembly.
Notice the wedge shape and thickness of the trailing edge.

There will have to be some CWF applied to fill the notch recesses around the outside of the fins.