Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Fixed the Nike Smoke 29mm

At the last MDRA launch, two of the fins on the plastic fin can snapped off at the root. I had considered it to be retired but decided to fix it up after all. While liquid plastic cement seemed to work well, I decided to add some big, ugly epoxy fillets just to be safe. I also trimmed the end of the nose cone to ensure that the streamer won't snag again. It was supposed to hang part way out to ensure it didn't catch on the lip but evidently the ejection charge pushed the it all the way into the cone.