- Mar 20, 2017
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This is my first post to this forum, as I am a new member. I am currently building the new Estes Saturn V kit, and I have two questions about attaching the fins and fairings to the main body tube. Specifically, I am having trouble getting the fairings to attach in a "flush" manner to the lower first stage wrapper (a vacuum formed plastic part). Even after trimming off the recommended 1/16" of extra "flash" around the fairing perimeters, the fairing does not sit flush on the first stage wrapper, as the ridges on the wrapper still interfere with a flush fit of the fairing. Does anyone have any suggestions, or is this normal? My other question on the fairing is that the curve on the bottom of the fairing (after cutting away the excess plastic) does not match the curve of the main body tube. Again, is this normal, and is my answer to fill the gaps with Squadron Products putty? Thank you for your help!