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Old Mar 03, 2009, 06:17 PM
It only takes one good idea
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The history here makes my entire life complete. Very cool stories and feel free to post anything you have to say, but if you have pics of anything that flies please post, but must be pre-1960.

Well I have completely re-built my work bench for the B-36D.

I now have a plane that is sitting on a stable foundation.

Had to move the plane into the house, but now the wings are back on her table.

Thanks all,

DAG

And one other thing, thanks AmpAce for still lurking here and following my build.
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Old Mar 03, 2009, 07:00 PM
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I love the 'ballast' under the wing table.
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Old Mar 03, 2009, 08:58 PM
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I'll just make a quick post here.
For all of us airplane-lovers-addicts-junkies, etc

check these two websites out

1st.--- www.eaa.org/ click on the "Oshkosh" Spirit of Aviation video
about 17 minutes long, and filled with lots of nice airplanes!
If you like some really cool desktop airplane backgrounds, check these out on this website!

2nd.-- This next website is AWESOME!!!! www.onesixright.com/
Get yourwself a copy of One Six Right and One Six Left !!!!!
An ABSOLUTE MUST HAVE set of aviation videos!!!
While on the One Six Right website, click on the overhead links, especially the one that says "Flying Full Circle"
The US Navy Blue Angel pilots were so impressed by Brian Terwilligers movie "One Six Right", they said "This guy gets a ride with us!"
He is now working on a new movie 'Aviation Epic" due out in 2010.
I'll be standing in line to see it!

These videos are worth every penny and then some!
If you're like anyone else who has seen them, you'll watch them until you wear them out!

Ed
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Old Mar 03, 2009, 10:32 PM
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Great stuff DAG, When I saw the thumbnail of the paper pattern on the bench, I thought you had already sheeted the wing! You've done many other amazing things, but dang! LOL Oh, it's a paper pattern. Even the DAG can't build THAT FAST!

FYI - We had a Tuskeegee airman in our club. He passed last year. An EXCELLENT gentleman to boot. Sadly, we're losing all those guys who had "the right stuff". Models like this B-36 help to keep all that history alive.
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 08:04 AM
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Really nice job, DAG!

And Ed, thanks for the website tips! I just loved'em.

Ps.: I'm also an airplane maniac trying to save $$$ to my license. Maybe I take onde when I reach the 40's...
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 09:45 AM
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Dag - Amazing to see the complexities in the development of the full scale B-36 mimicked here in your model. I've read about as much as I can absorb form the book "Magnesium Overcast" and it is nearly staggering what these folks were challenged with to produce the bomber. I really understand how this would have taken 10 years to come to fruition for a lone builder!
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 10:35 AM
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Nice work Dag, I see the wings have good taste in tv shows!...I have a friend that is a nuke. eng.(M.I.T. Grad) he was one of the guys that helped design the b36 nuclear bomber.He works over at yanks air museum. He is e very neet guy..Loyd hover is his name.He was also a astonaught candidate but never got a chance to go..maybe he has some pics from the old days..
Also I am sure you may have seen this site but I just ran across it again.
http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/B36_Home.htm
Scott
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 10:51 AM
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Nice work Dag, I see the wings have good taste in tv shows!...I have a friend that is a nuke. eng.(M.I.T. Grad) he was one of the guys that helped design the b36 nuclear bomber.He works over at yanks air museum. He is e very neet guy..Loyd hover is his name.He was also a astonaught candidate but never got a chance to go..maybe he has some pics from the old days..
Also I am sure you may have seen this site but I just ran across it again.
http://www.cowtown.net/proweb/B36_Home.htm
Scott
Thanks Scott,
I have seen that site, it is really cool how much is really out there about the 36.
I will give you a call about the CF project. The aluminum I got for my spinner backplate is to big for my lathe. The spinner BP is 4.5", but my lathe will only fit 4". So I am kind of at a stall with the BP.

DAG
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 11:23 AM
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Dag -

Is 4" the max for the chuck or clearance over the ways? If enough clearance over the ways, could you bolt the back-late material to a piece that will fit in the chuck...?
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Dag -

Is 4" the max for the chuck or clearance over the ways? If enough clearance over the ways, could you bolt the back-late material to a piece that will fit in the chuck...?
I have a small grizzly lathe, the biggest the chuck head will go is 4".

Will have to go to plan "B". Not sure what that is but will let you know.

Thanks, DAG
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 12:17 PM
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Hi Dag....

You can drill a hole in the center of the stock (drill undersize and ream to size if possible), then but a bolt with washers so you don't damage the aluminum through it and put a it on very tight. You can then put the bolt in the chuck...and away you go. You might want to turn the back face of the bolt to make sure it is true first.

Or of course if you have a collet set for your lathe, you can get an internal collet, but then you still have to put a precision hole in the center...

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Old Mar 04, 2009, 05:58 PM
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Spinner backplate

DAG

Send me prints and I will be glad to make them for you. I have owed a full service machine shop for thirty years. It would cost you nothing.

Walter
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 06:21 PM
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I am speechless

This project is way beyond anything I could do...

Now, I just hope you'll get the CG right for her first flight

I think I would die the day of the maiden flight (before the maiden, in fact).
My heart could not take the pressure.

Truly impressed,

Sylvain
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 06:39 PM
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Walter (abernethy) Nice!

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Old Mar 04, 2009, 06:44 PM
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DAG

Send me prints and I will be glad to make them for you. I have owed a full service machine shop for thirty years. It would cost you nothing.

Walter
Thanks a Bazillion,

I will PM you my e-mail and then get you both 3D drawings a single line drawings, and CAD if that will help. You just saved me a ton of stress, you will be the hero of the Month .

Thanks, Damon
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