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 ?
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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

Into one of these


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 !
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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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