10/27/2004 – Purchased Squirrel Works Astrid from Squirrel Works for $20.95 (Retail $20.95).
12/18/2004 – Took pictures of bag and components. scanned nose cone, adaptor ring, centering ring, engine block, fin sheet, decal, fin, decals, plans and color card. Took measurements and recorded on page 134 Book #2.
02/12/2005 – Removed parts from fin stock and sanded nibs from edges. Copied tube template marking guide and shock cord mount. Cut them out. Glued engine block flush with engine tube. Marked fin and launch lug line on lower body tube. Glued engine tube centering rings to engine mount. Glued completed engine mount assembly into bottom of lower body tube flush with end of tube. Sanded all five fins and fin extensions root edges.
02/13/2005 – Glued fins and fin extensions to body tube along fin guide lines. Glued launch lug stand off to body tube and then glued launch lug to stand off. Filleted fins an fin extension to body tube. Glued one adapter ring flush with fin extension and the other flush with forward end of lower body tube. Smeared a ring of glue around the edge of the upper body tube gluing it even with the lower adapter ring. Applied glue to the shock cord mount section, pressed shock cord to section one and folded it in place onto section 2 and then sections 3. Glued mount assembly inside upper body tube 1-2″ from forward end. Screwed the eye screw into the balsa nose cone with a drop of yellow glue into hole. Tied end of shock cord to screw eye. Tied four Kevlar shroud lines to the 16″ red mylar canopy, forming an eight sided parachute. Tied a snap swivel to the shroud lines. Model is now ready for paint.