Thursday, January 29, 2009

OV10 rebuilding

Just a short update: the OV10 is rebuilt and ready to fly. The glider was undamaged, but the power pod was badly broken. I took a new 7.5" length on BT-20, put in a new engine block, old engine hook, and old aft retaining ring, and then had to leave it there while school happened. Yesterday, I glued the launch lug into a wing-body fillet for strength, balanced and glued on the forward retaining ring, ground a new BNC-20 (an ogive 2.5" long), balanced it with clay, glued it on, and drilled two 1/4" vent holes 1.5" aft of the nose cone shoulder. It'll fly on a B6-2 the next time I fly rockets.

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