Estes Little Joe II (#7227) Does engine hook extend lower than fins ?

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    nosecone

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    Hello,
    I was wondering if anyone who has built this kit according to the instructions can let me know if the engine hook extends past the fins ?
    Thank you
     
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    Yes. If you want it to stand on its' fins you can cut off the finger tab or sub a tabless engine hook.
    I kept the tab and display it on a Qualmann stand.
    EDIT: To clarify, you want to turn one of these
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    Into one of these
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    You can use pliers with a wire cutter and grind the sharp cut edges down.
     
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    Awesome, that's exactly the info I was looking for. I appreciate the quick and detailed response !
    Thank you,
    N.C.
     
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    N.C., I will have to correct myself. Upon further checking the end of the tab extends past the line of the trailing fin edges by about 1/4". So you will have to use a stand like the Qualmann's.
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    Got it, thank you for the update !
    N.C.
     

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