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Old Feb 19, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Hello guys

Yes, we are too! On 4. April to 16. April, we will make the air unsafe in California! Be prepared!

Spencer: Are you on the 4th April in the evening in the shop? We would like to meet you!

what we bring to you by switzerland or Germany? Let us know.

Until now, we are pleased
Patrick & Jochen
Great, it's good to know when you guy's will be out there.
I'll be sure to be out and fly with you guy's again.
Can't wait to see Patrick do his wind dance again.
see you guy's soon

Nick
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Excellent Patrick and Jochen. Looking forward to see you guys on the hills again!
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Hello guys

Yes, we are too! On 4. April to 16. April, we will make the air unsafe in California! Be prepared!

Spencer: Are you on the 4th April in the evening in the shop? We would like to meet you!

what we bring to you by switzerland or Germany? Let us know.

Until now, we are pleased
Patrick & Jochen
PM me your flight info and I will meet you there. I wasn't sure if I would still have my shop by then but it is looking more and more like I will so it is no problem. Looking forward to your arrival. Hopefully we will get some BIG winds this year!

Please bring a Porsche Carrera GT from Germany for me with a glovebox full of Swiss chocolate!

Spencer
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 06:21 PM
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Please bring a Porsche Carrera GT from Germany for me with a glovebox full of Swiss chocolate!

Spencer
I'll take one too please.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 07:40 PM
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I arrive at 12:55pm on the 4th, what time do you arrive Patrick and Jochen?
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 07:41 AM
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We arrive at 4:40 pm in LAX on the 4th April

I look forward jupiiiii

who would like a Porsche? No problem!
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Porsche

What colors do you want

Pink and kaki are very cheap

Whant you the porsche in 1:10 or 1: 50
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Last year Marcus had a nice little car cigarette lighter adapter that I can't find in the u.s.
Maybe one of our international friends throw a few of them in their luggage.
Here's a link...
http://www.phoenixmp.com/acatalog/Ra...cessories.html
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 11:43 AM
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Stu,
I think that might be the same one I've bought at Radio Shack...?

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=3875401

and I prefer 1:1on the Porsche and 15:1 on the chocolate ;o)
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 11:44 AM
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Last year Marcus had a nice little car cigarette lighter adapter that I can't find in the u.s.
Maybe one of our international friends throw a few of them in their luggage.
Here's a link...
http://www.phoenixmp.com/acatalog/Ra...cessories.html
I bought a banana plug cig. lighter like that at radio shack.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 11:48 AM
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4 mm Banana adapter

How many do you whant

jochen
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 11:51 AM
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I have the Radio Shack version as well. Very handy item.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 12:38 PM
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I never saw the radio shack one, but still, it isn't as cool
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Coreflute box

I rang a few more signmakers and scored a guy locally who has hundreds of sheets of 5mm coreflute in stock and the best price too ($15 per sheet).

So last night I got stuck into it and finished it today. Not a 5 minute job, but not hard. I will attach all the photos to show a build log but here are a few points additionally:

1) It's light ... my finished box is 5.5kg. That's half the weight of my ply box with timber beading in the corners.

2) You can 3M 77 the overlaps. Works extremely well. Then it's all held in place while you rivet it.

3) Where the ends flaps are folded back and another piece stuck to the inside, it is INCREDIBLY strong.

4) A heat gun helps with bending some of the cross-grain bends that want to spring back.

5) There are many possible ways to do the lid, but I riveted a lid to the excess edge on one side, which makes that corner very strong. For the other corner, (ie the opening side of the lid) I ran a bead of timber under the excess flap, and I'm screwing the lid into that . So both sides are very strong.

5) I guess there are a few key toughness requirements: A) resistance to impacts. B) Resistance to being squashed, and C) Resistance to being punctured by thin sharp things! I have to quickly point out that the wood box wins absolutely hands down on A, B and C. So much so that I'm not entirely 100% sure in my mind that I'll use the coreflute one (Yes, even after all that work!).

One layer of coreflute isn't really enough. Too flimsy, easily squashed, easy to puncture. So I cut a few squares of extra coreflute and laid them inside the walls, to make it double thickness ... but also running the grain at 90 degrees. Like the ends, these sections are hugely strong. I stopped riveting them all because they seem to stick so well ... if they show signs of coming off in the next 5 weeks I will rivet them. As it is, I can sit on the box and it doesn't deform. But I am also considering buying another sheet, removing those extra squares and simply lining all 4 sides fully with a second layer. It would only bring it to 6.5kg or so, which is still excellent.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:51 AM
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You've excelled yourself again ... what a great build log. Thanks for taking the time to post.
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