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Dec 28, 2012, 11:56 AM
Gravity sucks.
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Nice! What does that complete engine weigh?
Dec 28, 2012, 04:34 PM
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The model engine as it is, about 2.2 oz. I've been planning to grind some of it away, once the cowl halves are joined. Probably won't be much though, it'll be the better part of 2 oz. when it's done.
Dec 28, 2012, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by phillip57
Got to work on the dummy engine... may wind up doing Z-poxy and glass inside the cowl, it feels rather frail.
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Midnight oil mostly, the time spent on it. Progress is slow, holiday time, lots to do. The motor is a Williams bros. 1/8 scale Wright J-5. My LHS stocks a few cylinders, I had him order a complete engine kit.
Sweet! Looks absolutely perfect. Are you going to add the little automatic rocker arm oilers? I believe this was the only modification to the J5C engine for the NYP
Dec 28, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Sweet! Looks absolutely perfect. Are you going to add the little automatic rocker arm oilers? I believe this was the only modification to the J5C engine for the NYP
I'm going to leave the motor as is, it looks good enough for me.
Dec 28, 2012, 11:49 PM
It's a fine fiddly business.
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The engine is wonderful but the burnished aluminum is spectacular.
I am slack-jawed with amazement, especially when looking at the pictues in your post 142
Robert
Last edited by Robert R; Dec 29, 2012 at 02:39 AM. Reason: post 142
Dec 29, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Really looking good! I've got nine of the 1/12 scale Williams Brothers cylinders collected and stashed for an earlier Spirit project of my own. Some day....
Dec 30, 2012, 01:20 PM
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I'll be able to live with this.
Fantastic!
Dec 30, 2012, 04:24 PM
Wanted for breaking Ohm's Law
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Phil,

It's been a few days since I checked in on your build. It really looks GREAT!

Denny
Dec 31, 2012, 12:03 AM
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Just have the exhaust pipes to install...

The full scale has a bulge on each side of the cowl in front of the cylinders, that house the magnetos. I never noticed them before scrutinizing photos from the Smithsonian. So we opted them out, it would've been a trick to get the aluminum skin over those and have them look good.
Last edited by phillip57; Dec 31, 2012 at 12:14 AM.
Dec 31, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Was able to grind away a third of an oz. from the crankcase of the WB model motor.
Dec 31, 2012, 01:28 PM
Tally Ho Chaps!
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You're certainly getting a great deal of interest, and deservedly so!
This is an awesome build Phil and I always look forward to the next instalment.
Happy New Year buddy!
Dec 31, 2012, 02:41 PM
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You're certainly getting a great deal of interest, and deservedly so!
This is an awesome build Phil and I always look forward to the next instalment.
Happy New Year buddy!
Happy New Year to you too Gavin, and everyone else here at RCG!


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