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Micro Scorpion w/ Custom Intakes
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Nov 30, 2012
, 06:29 PM
Hover or die
Hover or die
it wasn't me flying that plane
United States, NC, Wilmington
Joined Mar 2011
Im finally ready to finish this thing up...
I decided to go the final step and add a rounded lip to my intake..I first tried it with foam but after getting it small it gets too fragile...So I decided to build it up with lightweight spackle and sand back down to the desired shape..If this didnt work I was going to use glaze or marglass to build it up and sand to shape..
It is imparitive to get rid of the sharp edge and get a rounded lip to allow a smooth flow into te duct...Same principle as the intake ring on the fan with no ducting....gotta have it to get top perfomance out of the system..(Thank you C/N)
I still have some fine touchup but it is pretty much at its shape and soon ready for some primer and a little paint (tomorrow)
And finish this thing up....
I also cut my 8 blade to 4.....
Get the amps down and rpm and efflux up!(thanks Nitro)
A few pics and Ill post up what the duct looks like tomorrow as well.....
Take care all.......................Chris
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Foam just got too fragile the smaller you sand it until it just wasnt a viable option..
lots of fine,tedious sanding..lol
many coats to build it up big enough to get what I wanted to finish with..
still a little work needed at this stage but close
getting really close here,just a small piece of sand paper and 1 finger to push it along...
showing the rise and round over to the glass lip..
hard at it!