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Old May 04, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Looks Good Splinterz!
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Old May 04, 2012, 05:22 PM
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I'm a qualified aircraft engineer.I'm impressed with the work you are doing.I used to work for Aviation Jersey in the Channel Islands.We specialised in Rolls Royce engine o/haul.I worked in the machine shop making parts for the Merlins,Griffons and Packards.
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Old May 04, 2012, 05:27 PM
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I'm a qualified aircraft engineer.I'm impressed with the work you are doing.I used to work for Aviation Jersey in the Channel Islands.We specialised in Rolls Royce engine o/haul.I worked in the machine shop making parts for the Merlins,Griffons and Packards.
Oh well thank you motrio..... when are you going to start on yours? or have you already?
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Old May 04, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Going to follow your build exactly. Wouldn't consider that I have enough experience, to wonder off on my own. Next step is to join them together.
Yes NZ is a beautiful country and you should go there for a holiday. The food is the best. I would go back tomorrow but there were more oppertunities here.
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Old May 04, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Going to follow your build exactly. Wouldn't consider that I have enough experience, to wonder off on my own. Next step is to join them together.
Yes NZ is a beautiful country and you should go there for a holiday. The food is the best. I would go back tomorrow but there were more oppertunities here.
that's cool will you have some time to work on it this weekend?
i'll be on all weekend if you have any questions not planning to go any where
unless a certain lady gives me a call and well then you know what can I say.
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Old May 05, 2012, 01:15 AM
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Going to follow your build exactly. Wouldn't consider that I have enough experience, to wonder off on my own. Next step is to join them together.
Yes NZ is a beautiful country and you should go there for a holiday. The food is the best. I would go back tomorrow but there were more oppertunities here.
I love living in NZ and the food my partner cooks is great
I do get a little envious of your choice of products and the prices you pay in the US,
I am not sure what your average wage is compared to here, but my income is such that i can't afford to buy all the planes i want
Keep up the fantastic work with the build Bruce !
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Old May 05, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Thank you very much... rupert Just to let you know I'm building on a very tight budget I have been laid up for several years, So that's why I make most of my stuff by hand and try to show the average builder out there you can still do this even if you don't have a shop or a lot of cash to play with. If you take your time and spread the build out over a year plus and buy a bit of supplies each month and get creative and use house hold items when you can you can create a very nice model. I didn't realize that you also live in NZ, I love food and have a degree in culinary and cook food from around the world all of the time but never knew that NZ had such a reputation for food I must go there some day god willing! so thank you and every body for flowing along looks like we may have two other builders posting there Mossies here now and I'm looking forward to it.
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Old May 05, 2012, 04:42 PM
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After making the statement about choice and price it dawned on me that most of the craftsmen make things themselves anyway
Mike partner also has a degree in the food industry and owned her own restaurant for 10 years (it is a battle to keep my waistline in check!)
I think one of the great things about the food we have is the variety that is available fresh on our doorstep, from venison to seafood.
Sorry to digress from building the mossie i am easily distracted by food
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Old May 05, 2012, 08:05 PM
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If you get to NZ you might want to go and see hese guys.Google mosquito aircraft restoration new zealand
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Old May 05, 2012, 08:43 PM
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If you get to NZ you might want to go and see hese guys.Google mosquito aircraft restoration new zealand
You know that it the restored Mossie will end up right here in VA beach USA when it has finished it's world tour, that's a real doable trip for me to go see it then. It may already be there? but I'm not sure about this.
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Old May 07, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Hey every body I wasn't very happy with the first locking part of the strut that I had made it had to much side to side motion so I went back and reengineered my design it's hard to explain so I took some close up shots hope you can see the changes and I still think I need to make another and drill it so that it will set in deeper into the slot that I have cut. Progress is very slow but I'm learning as I go and remaking new parts this way does take time so check out what I have so far.
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Old May 07, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Better construction there for torsional strength. Great work.
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Old May 07, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Better construction there for torsional strength. Great work.
I think I'll remake the spur part and drill it so the spur goes in to the slot even deeper and it should be good enough! then I'll just have to dup. 3 more and put it all together and work out the rest of the bugs. more yet to come!!
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Old May 08, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Alright this morning I remade the part of the strut w/ the spur on it and this is what I been after when in the locked position the shaft is stream line just like the rod. It doesn't look like I've been doing much but every time you make these parts it's not only the shaping of the part but the drilling and tapping of the parts free hand and the music wire is very hard so instead of buying a hole lot of drill bits I have been resharpening the ones that I have w/ the grinder. Just a few more parts and I will be able to get one of the gears completed and assembled and then I'm sure there will be some thing else to contend with to make it function. but I put together what I have so far and you can see it coming together.
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