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Old 07-31-2018, 09:48 PM
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Default You cannot be serious

After applying the last of the fin can decals, and giving it all the final coat of Micro-Sol, I went to tidy up the workbench. In so doing I managed to knock the rocket off its stand with sufficient force to break off one of the control fins.

I did the only thing I could think of, which was to glue it back on as quickly as possible. It'll need some paint touch-up, and then I'll replace the one decal that got pulled off with it (the one that wraps around the back. Current state shown in the attached picture.

This is the second control fin that has broken off during construction. I don't know what's up with the glue joints for those things, but they're not great (and yes they were filleted). Don't recall ever having this problem before.

When this things flies, I shall be praying for the softest possible landing.

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