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Old Jul 04, 2008, 10:01 AM
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Hey! No fair - I finished work early to come and view that picture.
What's all this 'tommorrow' stuff.
You're getting as slow as that bloke in swede........

Oh, never mind.
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 10:35 AM
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Ease up chaps... there's more than me doing the work on this... Jonas (The Über ProE Hero) is the one who's done the modelling work. I just tweak here and there until I'm happy with dimensions

The rendering is absoloutly his area... but believe me.. it'll be worth the wait.
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 11:33 AM
No fuse too fat
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It also looks very Jarty - and kwalifies for a PNF designation
Jart NT (No Tail)
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 04:46 PM
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No no no (no)... It's not got the jarty shape.. I'll grant that it's as pointy as a witch trial, but it's not Jart.


Besides, I'm saving the true abuse of the Jart name for the Jart-gyro (did I type that out loud'?)
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Old Jul 04, 2008, 04:54 PM
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JYRO!

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Old Jul 05, 2008, 12:46 AM
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How about a Dragon Dagger concept.
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 06:22 AM
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And we're away!!

So, Machining has started.

Magnus and Jonas have spent a huge amount of their time on this so far and as I type this their hard work seems to be paying off.

The left hand upper wing-skin mould is currently being machined... Just over 5 hours of machine time, and just over a quarter of a million lines of coding.

At this rate I'll be taking home some polishing work for tonight
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 07:40 AM
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Bit further...

Roughing is over.. Most of this is now at the stage where I'll start to cut the peaks back and then polish. The last bit is some post-finishing... for which we're on a the 1mm diameter ball-end...

The final tip detail and LE features plus the servo bay feature are getting it now
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 07:47 AM
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Nice work Nick that is awsome good luck with your build

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 07:52 AM
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Nice work Nick that is awsome good luck with your build

Shane
Thanks!

*Nick points the praise towards Jonas and Magnus: The guys who've done the vast majority of the work so far.... I just took photos and stroked it...

Tonight however... I polish
I'm considering popping along to the cop-shop in order to get finger-printed. I get the feeling they'll be disappearing for a while.
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 08:44 AM
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"Pointy as a witch trial"? LOL Awesome! Cant wait to see more. Looks like quite a few dowell pins will be needed.
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Dowl pins...

Lol....

Yeah, There's a lot of 8mm H7 holes but I only intend to use a couple of them for mating the two moulds together accurately... the rest are to enable me to position things like servo mounts, joiner tubes, spars and ballast tubes once I've made the corresponding tools...

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Old Jul 08, 2008, 10:24 AM
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Awesome work, Nick! What is the channel at the TE for? Guessing it is just to give you an edge to trim to?
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 11:05 AM
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Beautiful!
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Old Jul 08, 2008, 05:31 PM
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Right...

Unlike Joe M's 160" monster, my moulds are rather small and using a polishing machine will put excesive wear in the wrong places. This is all going to be manual labour.

So.. Time for some serious elbow-grease. I've been practicing for this since I was 13: shouldn't be too tough

Captions are all there and should tell the story.

I'm mostly happy with the finish, though at some point in the future I'll most likely make a tiny foam-padded polishing machine and give them a tiny bit mroe attention. We'll see how the others turn out now that I'm armed with what I've learned on this one.

A mould a day... got a week or so to go if all goes to plan
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