I managed to talk myself into filling the remaining spiral last night. It was a hotly contested debate.I also applied some CA to the partially cut out launch lug slots. I kind of like the Aerotech launch lugs, but I’m putting rail buttons on this.
This being my first Aerotech rocket, and my first 29 mm (aside from my son’s Ascender which I did much of the work on), I decided to build it almost 100% stock: thrust ring, hook, no retainer, CA everywhere, all that. Filling the spirals was not in the instructions but I don’t consider that a deviation. The one thing I did do differently was to use two loops of Kevlar as a shock cord leader instead of tying the elastic directly to the baffle.
Upcoming steps call for applying cement in inaccessible places, so I’m on hold until I pick up an extender tube.