What about medium CA fillets on the outside? That's what I did on my Accur8 Ragnarok; it flowed in and seemed to seal up the joints pretty nicely. Different situation on this rocket but maybe still would work.More observations:
Rear fins and wings are tacked on with thick CA per instructions.
Upper rudder is tacked on with wood glue.
Lower rudder and launch lugs to follow.
Fillets will be wood glue for the rudders and launch lugs, epoxy for the wings and rear fin joints with the fairings.
I wish there was a way to do internal fillets for the fin tang root chords where they connect to the airframe.
Seems like a weak point to me, buttering the tang root with thick CA strikes me as hit or miss.
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Might work if I had cut the slots wider, but they are cut narrow and tight.What about medium CA fillets on the outside? That's what I did on my Accur8 Ragnarok; it flowed in and seemed to seal up the joints pretty nicely. Different situation on this rocket but maybe still would work.
Please don't shy away from doing a build thread, or at least sharing building notes in this one.I'm putting this together now, but no build thread since Apogee has their series of build videos ongoing for this.
Mine had the consistency of tooth paste, and was super easy to spread evenly with a finger, as long as you wet the finger first.I find it marshmellowy and sticky, hard to control. And super-smelly. Maybe I just need to practice with it more.
8. The plastic on the back end of the fairings is very thin and splits easily. Use short strokes to trim as per the video.
Short answer, it could but how would you get the fairings on if you glue the wings and rear fins on first?I'm out of town so I don't have the model in front of me to check this, but would the jig help me to get the wings and tail pieces in the right spot without the fairing being there?
Duh, like I said I'm out of town and made the post without thinking that through. I think I'll edit that part of my earlier post. Still, there has to be a better way.Short answer, it could but how would you get the fairings on if you glue the wings and rear fins on first?
thats a good approach because I don't about anyone else but I always have extra chutes laying around, in fact I hardly have just one per rocket. I do a lot interchanging.Due to the overwhelming demand of the Apogee X-15, we have sold out of all our 30" parachutes. These are acquired in large bulk, as they do take some time. Unfortunately, that means we have no parachutes for our X-15's for the next few weeks.
As such, our next batch of X-15's are on sale at a reduced price, but does not include a parachute.