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#1 Thermaleer Jun 04, 2009 01:40 PM

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Looking through the Play it Again used sporting goods store in Lake Mary Florida I found a Golf Driver that had a carbon/graphite shaft and it was 70% off, so I bought it for 5 bucks! Took the handle off and cut the head off and my mind started to think Pod & Boom! I weighed the boom and it is 51 grams, so out came the pen, drafting table and profili software, here we go!

#2 FrogChief Jun 04, 2009 03:17 PM

Call it the 'Driver.'

Sounds cool and fits.

#3 atjurhs Jun 04, 2009 03:28 PM

Big Bertha :D

#4 Thermaleer Jun 05, 2009 09:34 AM

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Using phenolic, I traced the outline for the pod to make templates. Cut the wood laminations from 1/8 balsa and 1/8 lite ply. The fuse side are the ply outside and the balsa inside. This is just for rash control.

#5 kzimmerm Jun 05, 2009 11:57 AM

How about Callaway ? looks good so far.


#6 StevenatorLTFO Jun 05, 2009 01:11 PM

call it the Billy (Caddyshack fans will get that, others probably won't)


#7 Thermaleer Jun 05, 2009 02:02 PM

Holy smokes Stevenator! I had almost forgotten about "the Billy"! LOL!!!

#8 slopemeno Jun 05, 2009 02:36 PM

Oh Billybillybilly...billy barough (just guessing on the spelling there)

#9 StevenatorLTFO Jun 05, 2009 03:36 PM

ding ding ding ding. We have a couple of winners :D

#10 Thermaleer Jun 05, 2009 04:33 PM

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Here we go with a bit of hollowing and shaping the interior of the pod.

Off to Americus for the Georgia Peach Pattern Classic! See you Monday, have a great weekend, Joser.

#11 StevenatorLTFO Jun 05, 2009 04:36 PM

Is this a 2 meter, or larger bird? Looking very nice so far!


#12 Thermaleer Jun 05, 2009 08:06 PM

165" wingspan!

#13 GDbot Jun 05, 2009 09:50 PM


Originally Posted by Thermaleer
165" wingspan!

Killer, dude! Now I am completely hooked with popcorn and beer at hand. Love the shape of the pod and boom, I have been thinking along these lines also for a while.

#14 StevenatorLTFO Jun 05, 2009 10:33 PM

One hundred and Sixty Five????? WOW!!! I can't wait to see more!!!

#15 Thermaleer Jun 07, 2009 06:36 PM

Hi Guys, just came back from Ga. I was calling for Humberto, my partner at Advanced Airframes, and he won the Masters class, so it was a good weekend. On the way back we saw a horrible accident, an 18 wheeler careened across the median, broke through the guard rail and collected a few lives in the process. I really feel for those families involved, I was a few mile behind the wreck so we saw the chopper come in and pick up the injured. Wheeeew.
I will resume the process on the build this week. Later, Joser.

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