Blogs >> Model Rocket Building >>

Model Rocket Building Blog

Sport Rocketry / Rocketry Builds / Excelsior Rocketry / Plans / Nike Goon

Nike Goon Build, Part 7, Fin Gluing (Lots Of Fins)

I tend to sand off most of the primer/filler before things are glued together. Here I'm scraping the glue areas for a better bond. The fin root scraped area is a little wider than the 3/32" thick fins so the fillet will also stick well. On some Goons the fins overhand the back of the body tube. On this model it helps with stability. After one fin was glued on I ran a strip of paper at the top of the root edge so all the fins would be at the same height. TIP: To get a four finned model that ... [Read More]