Estes Python 4 error

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  1. Aug 17, 2003 #1

    Stymye

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    Just a FYI

    I just started on the Python missile and in step 1-J ,the directions tell you to mark the engine tube at 4 7/8 from the end.

    in step 1-L they tell you to slide the centering ring down to the
    5 7/8 mark ? this is the third estes model I have built that ,they have made this same mistake on the engine tube marks!

    one of them being the Estes Maxi V-2
    it seems like the best position would be the 5 7/8 measurement
     
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    sandman

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    styme,

    YOU read the directions??:confused:

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    Directions? What are those....?:confused:
     
  4. Aug 17, 2003 #4

    Stymye

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    no not really LOL .!.but a lot of newcommers out there rely on those directions.It's especially important sometimes to get the rings right if your dealing with a boat-tail like this model and the V-2
     
  5. Aug 18, 2003 #5

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    Yeah, I gotcha Stymye. Since I'm very visual, and would need to see it for myself, I can't tell you based on measurements on all that. But what I say is go with what works. Estes does make mistakes very often (*cough*like dropping the NCR line and Pro series lines*cough*). If your measurements fit better, go with those. If I remember it correctly, the Python is a D powered Level Two kit with those two part, diamond airfoil plastic fins. If that is the case, those are TTW fins, and having the tabs fit right inbetween the centering rings is important and strengthining to the design. Just make sure that the two rings are right below and above the fin slots, so that the tabs fit snuggly into the rings. Hope that answered your question or at least helped!
     

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