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Old Mar 01, 2014, 10:52 AM
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jt, great build. I want you to know that my next build, I hope, will be the Don Smith 146" B-24. I love the look of this plane and the history.

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Old Mar 01, 2014, 04:53 PM
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Jt, I have the same vice as you do. Yellow Chicks. What I do is tear the seal and place the box up around the frig. for about 4 weeks until they really get chewy. For me this is out of this world.

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Old Mar 01, 2014, 06:54 PM
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Rock hard aint bad.. mine have a hard time making it home from the store...
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Old Mar 01, 2014, 06:57 PM
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Been out in a budds machine shop playing with the "toys"
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Old Mar 02, 2014, 04:15 AM
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Wish I had those skills jt. Very nice.

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Old Mar 02, 2014, 11:09 PM
Übung macht den Meister..
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Been out in a budds machine shop playing with the "toys"


Clever mod of a USB cable!

It'd be nice to have some machine tools at hand...

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Old Mar 03, 2014, 11:04 PM
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yup having tools does make some things easier.. Actually making those bits was a simple 2 step process.. center drill hole then use a thin cutoff tool.. little bit of deburring and done...
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 10:04 AM
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yup having tools does make some things easier.. Actually making those bits was a simple 2 step process.. center drill hole then use a thin cutoff tool.. little bit of deburring and done...
jt
I agree, without my 12-36 lathe and its micro milling attachment, I'd have spent days, and countless hours making parts that where made in short times!!
A 10" bandsaw, and small scrollsaw have both proved their value too. I have no idea how a person would attempt a build like mine or yours without these tools.
Is your plane still "naked"?? How about some more pics of her in the buff! She's going to be magnificent! lol Doug B
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Old Mar 04, 2014, 06:55 PM
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yup still in the raw.. got to stay out of the many Doc's clutches in order to get time to start skinning the fuse..
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 12:03 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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Jay - keep a-duckin' and a-divin'..... but don't ignore the advice of the experts. You've got to look after yourself so you can complete this beastie!!!
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Old Mar 05, 2014, 09:32 PM
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AYE AYE Col!!<said in Northern Yankee> I have a very talented team looking after this misplaced Yankee..
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Old Mar 06, 2014, 08:30 PM
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got the Nacelle formers ready to stick on the front of the wings.. almost made 2 Port sides.. quick check of the plans showed the side nacelle formers are inline with the wings..
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 01:53 AM
...design-build-fly-publish...
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No vent holes through the formers Jay?
The air is all going straight out through the cooling gills?

(Just checking that your ESCs aren't going to get asphyxiated!)

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Old Mar 07, 2014, 07:23 PM
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havent got that far yet Robin.. Gonna poke some in there just so I can at least pass the wiring.. The cowls do have the flaps in the open position tho.. need to see how much gap they make..
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 05:29 PM
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Being slightly bored today I decided to see what the motors would do on the 3s 4400's.. saw peak wattas of 400 average around 355 or so, amps were sitting at 35 and batt volt was at 11.. might go try a 4s iffen i can find a large enuff one..
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