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Old Sep 01, 2014, 07:36 PM
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Just a little side note...

Earlier this weekend my friend, Jeff Troy, and I made a quick run up to the Vintage R/C Society's "Spirit of Selinsgrove" meet in Endicott, NY.

The VR/CS is an organization dedicated "to the preservation of our radio control history - the achievements of those electronic and airframe design pioneers that made R/C one of the best hobby/sport in the world today."

Jeff and I enjoy these meets because the participants in this meet are all builders. No ARFs here.

I took a few photos.
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Old Sep 02, 2014, 06:57 AM
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Looks like a great bunch of guys.
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Old Sep 11, 2014, 06:56 PM
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Sorry for the lack of progress but work, allergies and house work; I've had little time to do anything on the Eastbourne. Maybe next week.
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 07:18 PM
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Back at it

With the end of summer and the start of school comes the start of the corporate travel season. Well I've been home for a couple of days and have managed to get a little work done on the Eastbourne.

I know its not much but I've managed to paint the wheel rims that I built a month or so ago. It seems like it was months ago (OK it was two months ago)

I found that I made a mistake in not filling the grain in the plywood before I assembled the wheels. Its been a bit of work to get the rims to an acceptable finish in the assembled state. Not perfect but good enough for now.

Maybe more next week, I think i'll be home until mid October.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 06:53 AM
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Very nice indeed!

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Old Sep 27, 2014, 08:07 PM
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Thnks , Jim.

I'm afraid they may wobble a bit when their installed.

My next issue will be the brass axle guide plates that get soldered onto the outsides of the main gear ends and will keep the axle straight. I've never built this kind of structure before. Should be interesting.
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Old Sep 28, 2014, 12:27 PM
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A little wobble won't hurt anything. Just looks like you've lived through a hard landing or two
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Old Oct 05, 2014, 05:27 PM
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I hope you're right Charlie.

A little more work on the landing gear, I've started making the axle guides from 1/16" brass sheet two pieces were rough cut and then put together with double-sided tape. I the used a disk sander to final shape the pieces. (During the shaping process, the parts got so hot that the tape melted so I ended up gluing them together with thin CA.

The next step was to drill out the slot the axle will travel in. This was done with a 1/8" bit and the next step will be to clean out the slot with small files.
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Old Oct 20, 2014, 05:17 PM
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Just a brief note that I will be returning to this project soon. Work and personal travel has taken a toll on my time. I should be back at it in a couple of weeks.
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