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Posted by spinnetti | Jun 07, 2014 @ 05:23 PM | 2,401 Views
Google this one.... Some folks at RCscale wanted some big flapjack gear, so did 5 sets of these. Main legs are stainless steel which is no fun to bore and mill! Overall length is over 17" for the legs!
Posted by spinnetti | Mar 22, 2014 @ 02:47 PM | 2,405 Views
Took a break for a while, and am dabbling a bit this weekend. Finally got around to making all the tiny little fasteners necessary to finish the Fw-189 gear.... Tedious! Decided that's my least favorite bit. Here's the 189 gear in ready to install state. I decided the spring rate was a bit too stiff, so will order different springs, and use two different springs to give variable rate - softer for realistic looking ground handling in the grass and the little bumps, and a stiffer one to soak up the big hits when the softer bit bottoms out.
Posted by spinnetti | Jan 13, 2014 @ 11:41 AM | 2,677 Views
Did some nose gear updates and the nose retracts last week, but forgot to post.
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 30, 2013 @ 07:19 AM | 2,138 Views
Nose gear about ready, nose retracts next...
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 26, 2013 @ 10:23 PM | 2,865 Views
Put a bit of time on the 335 today, getting started on the nose gear.
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 22, 2013 @ 10:04 PM | 2,370 Views
Almost got it..... lots of little details to actually make it production worthy yet though.
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 20, 2013 @ 08:03 PM | 3,037 Views
Maybe one more work day and "Round 1" will be done.
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 19, 2013 @ 07:12 PM | 2,669 Views
Started on the Ta-154 Nose gear today... Made pretty good progress...
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 18, 2013 @ 04:57 PM | 2,622 Views
Made up a few of my second gen Storch spinners. These are a little more robust, allow use with more types of prop and are bit cheaper, but requires you to cut off your standard prop adapter to match.
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 18, 2013 @ 11:19 AM | 2,415 Views
I did a summary post with most of my landing gear projects over at scale builder...
http://www.rcscalebuilder.com/forum/...781&PN=1&TPN=1
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 18, 2013 @ 10:35 AM | 2,246 Views
Figured out both how to model and to make the upper mount. Also did another round of refinements on all parts. Ta-154 Mains about done, nose gear up next...
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 15, 2013 @ 05:58 PM | 2,883 Views
Little Detour to start the Ta-154 Mains.... Haven't figured out how to "draw" or to make the upper mount yet..
Posted by spinnetti | Dec 03, 2013 @ 08:39 PM | 2,845 Views
Just kicking off the Do-335, taking a break from the Ju-88 retracts...
Posted by spinnetti | Nov 26, 2013 @ 06:02 PM | 2,822 Views
Lots of tiny stuff most won't notice.. Re-did each and every part except the tire and outer wheel rim. Still struggling with retracts a bit, but getting closer.
Posted by spinnetti | Nov 23, 2013 @ 07:19 PM | 2,713 Views
Too much time on the computer today! Retract bits next.
Posted by spinnetti | Nov 21, 2013 @ 08:48 PM | 2,618 Views
lots of little stuff including internal parts; soon onto the retract linkages, then lots of little stuff from there.
Posted by spinnetti | Nov 20, 2013 @ 09:28 PM | 2,805 Views
Making steady progress.....
Posted by spinnetti | Nov 19, 2013 @ 09:49 PM | 2,869 Views
Steadily chipping away at the Ju-88...
Posted by spinnetti | Nov 18, 2013 @ 09:14 PM | 2,654 Views
Tonight's progress...
Posted by spinnetti | Nov 17, 2013 @ 06:29 PM | 2,525 Views
Started the Ju-88 in 6th Scale. Lots of challenges to figure out how to actually machine this, and I do that as I design, so it will take a while... I'll putter at this one on and off.