Friday, July 11, 2014

Estes Mega Mosquito, Steam Punk, Forward Mounted Canted Cluster build thread, part 2

Progress today...





Here, all three mounts have been tacked in with 5 minute epoxy and the parachute tube assembly was completed. The latter turned out a little heavier than it would have if I had used modroc tubing and bought some BT-70 to BT-80 rings. What's a few extra ounces anyway?

I have filled the gaps and filleted the motor tubes (inside and out) with SuperFil epoxy filler but didn't take any photos. I also stuffed a big blob on top of the three mounts and worked it into the gaps between them.

Next up: work on the inside of the cone and start assembling the fins.