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Old Yesterday, 01:17 PM
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What used to take all day, now takes 12 minutes and 15 seconds....
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Old Yesterday, 01:24 PM
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Raise that tail!
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Old Yesterday, 02:40 PM
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OH BOY , I know where this is going

I can see it now ,you will be bigger than Disney
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Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM
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I'm gonna make stuff you just can't get anywhere else...*grins*
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Old Yesterday, 03:42 PM
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Beautiful product. What a useful machine and reducing the time it takes to make parts that much is priceless.
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Old Today, 04:10 AM
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I still have a custom 600 stretch project waiting for one of these. Dang nice work, and years in the making with your new project. Pretty cool I have to say....
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Old Today, 06:38 AM
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Looks like you got that "learning curve" down pretty good dude...NICE work!!!
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
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Now with the free time , you will have more time buying aluminum
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Old Today, 10:07 AM
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Now with the free time , you will have more time buying aluminum
I have that one covered already...at least for now. The owner of the marina where I live gave me a pallet of 4' x 8' 1/8" thick sheets (28 sheets) as payment for laying hardwood floor in a bar that he also owns...it is gonna take me awhile to burn through all of that! I had the material to cut 2 years before I actually got the machine...*face palm*
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Old Today, 10:25 AM
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Look at what I found , you think it's any good ?
http://littlemachineshop.com/product...ProductID=4700
Sieg Industries is the manufacturer. This is a version of their X1 mill, which I own. In my opinion, it makes for the best micro drill press, but not a mill. The smallest I would go for a mill is their X3, which I also own. It weighs over 300lbs and has decent rigidity, at least enough to have some fun with it, maybe even CNC it for doing aluminum. I also mill steel with it, but can't take deep cuts without chatter. Many people import the X3 mill, Grizzly is the one I bought. At the time I paid 1000$ for it.
I got into metal working to build Live Steam locomotives, needless to say, I've done everything else OTHER than live steam locomotives. Be warned, you buy a lathe and a milling machine, with all the tooling, you may just put your r/c hobbies aside and start playing with your new hobby of machining! Or the very least, start making your own helicopter parts.
Many people think they should go straight to CNC. CNC is great for complex parts, radius's, compound curves, and drilling many holes . Problem is that you need to spend great deal of time with the software making the G code and perfecting it, and deciding on the order of machining. It's not the best route for a 1 off part, but if you need to make more than 1 part that is the same, you will quickly understand the benefit of CNC. All my stuff is manual, and it is nice to have a manual machine to do quick things.
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Old Today, 10:44 AM
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Here ya go Steve...the clicking in the sound is my camera..not the gearbox...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRJ6...ature=youtu.be
Perhaps a bit late for this, but there is a reason why you see ball bearings, and planetary gear boxes with ODD number of balls or gears. Engineering friend of mine told me it had to do with resonant frequencies. With you using 4 gears, IF you end up with harmonics, you might want to go to 5 gears or down to 3. But you know, you may never have that issue. Love your machining, you are REALLY encouraging me to get my Mill and Lathe setup at my new house to start making parts again.
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Old Today, 12:19 PM
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Sorry heli haven , bit off topic.
My funds are low right now for anything because my 8 year old snow blower is up for repair .
So in the meantime I bought a TANK

To the people who don't know what snow is , it's this white stuff that falls from the evil sky and interrupts a good day of the people in the north
So we need to buy a tank to get that white stuff off the road
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Old Today, 01:54 PM
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Ugh. Dont say white stuff. I'm ready for spring.

So I gotta ask, do you do anything with the aluminum parts after they are made? Do you polish or clear anodize them?

Amazing work as always. Cant wait to see more.
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Old Today, 03:08 PM
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Ugh. Dont say white stuff. I'm ready for spring.

So I gotta ask, do you do anything with the aluminum parts after they are made? Do you polish or clear anodize them?

Amazing work as always. Cant wait to see more.

Thanks! I have done a little reading on the anodizing...gonna take some nasty chemicals, something I'll have to do in the shop,not on the boat!
I'm definitely a fan of polished and clear finish.

Here is how the belt runs..one continuous belt from the front pulley to the tail pulley.

The hole at the bottom rear of the frame is for the 45 degree linkage arm.
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Old Today, 03:27 PM
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ok, that tail is definitely bigger than it looks i'm sure. maybe a little pet dog near the tail for size comparisons?

white stuff, yum, icing on the cake. cannot believe you need a tank for it..
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