“Color The Sky” – Fins (Part I)

Every rocket needs fins!

I designed the fins in Rocksim to be angular and mean looking. They go well with the stark nature of the crayon nose.

The fins for Color The Sky are made from 1/4″ Baltic Birch Aircraft Plywood purchased from Aircraft Spruce. It has 12 plies. This stuff is insanely tough and very smooth.

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We started with the template and printed it out.  I traced the rough outline onto the plywood and marked where we would need to cut.

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After cutting the fins on the tablesaw, we taped lined them up on the root edge and taped them together.

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A pass on the belt sander cleans up the edges and makes them all the same.

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Next step: beveling the fins.

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