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Rocket launch fix ups in progress

18 Jul 2016, 03:52 UTC
Rocket launch fix ups in progress
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Chesapeake Sea Monster - I cleaned up the torn paper left behind when the rear wing snapped off and filled the exposed areas with Fill'n'Finish. I decided not to re-paper these areas but rather just to fill the grain and hit it with white primer. I am gluing the wing back on with the same Titebond no-drip wood glue that I used the first time. I first thought about beefing up that joint with epoxy or glue rivets or whatever. Then I realized that, if the joint is too strong, it is likely that the wood itself would break. A frangible joint isn't always bad. Glue fillets are drying. Primer tomorrow or the next day.Big Brute - There was a small ding on the tip of one fin and a big chunk of paint chipped off the cone. The fin is cleaned up and will be touch painted. I waited too long before the two coats of paint on the cone and it crazed. That has been re-sanded and will be repainted in a couple of days.Jayhawk - Most of the fin joints on the body had some cracks. I treated these with thin CA, did a little filling, and ...

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