I took a few minutes out of an otherwise busy Saturday to get started on this build. Following the instructions closely for a change of pace, I started by cutting out the rotors: Those square pieces aren’t scrap; they get used later. Next I laid out the Monokote — taping it down, because it really wanted to curl up — and marked the cuts with a fine point Sharpie.
The kit came with enough Monokote for a spare piece if one gets messed up, plus a little more. Which was good, because I figured practicing before doing the real thing would be a good idea. I got out some scrap balsa, a piece of wax paper, a cloth, and my Monokote iron.
(Figuring using the one we use on clothing might not be the best idea, if anything went wrong.)
Anyway, nothing went wrong. Thrift store iron worked fine. Medium heat, wax paper, boom. Practice pieces done. Boom. Real pieces done.
Then I got back to my busy Saturday, dealing with stuff that has some impact on my basement rocket building. I think the situation’s under control…