Monday, May 03, 2010

Landshark 3.0 rain delay

The payload section, which won't carry a payload, is ready for paint.  Fillets are complete with just a small amount of sanding needed at front and back edges. It looks like today will be too damp to lay on primer.

The PML conical nose will be friction fit.  Just to make sure a hard ejection doesn't pop it, I tied a piece of Kevlar cord to the integral eye bolt.  It is run through the lower nose and it attached to its base.  The shoulder on this cone is tight but very short so I'll use two small screws to attach it to the payload tube. 

Barring some big, unforeseen events this should fly at MDRA in a couple of weeks.