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Reply #757 - Mar 24th, 2018 at 4:31pm

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Just re-read Crabby's description and his work surface is 50X50 inches.  So not so much bigger than the 4ft (48") I described.  But the surrounding area of the work area is at least 6"-10" larger. 

Must be two Peanut plans on the board! Grin Cheesy Wink

I think this summer I'll give it a shot for my building area.
Tom
 

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Reply #756 - Mar 24th, 2018 at 4:04pm

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WOW! Tom, that board is bigger than my bedroom.

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Reply #755 - Mar 23rd, 2018 at 5:29pm

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Bob,
I was re-reading the WWI cookup on HPA and found this pic of Crabby's vertical magnet building board...It's huge compared to the drawings I made of 4ft wide board.  He shows it with two plans mounted ready to start building.
Tom
 

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Reply #754 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 10:20pm

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Tom, that looks good. But after my last experience with silver tissue, ill pass on using it again. Cannot wait to see your build. I will go with the OD and NG scheme on mine. Wink

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Reply #753 - Mar 20th, 2018 at 9:44pm

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Bob...here's the scheme I want to do with my P-47D Razorback.
Tom
 

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Reply #752 - Mar 19th, 2018 at 10:49am

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while I wait for the vertical building board. I have been looking at the plans that interest me.

JOE OTT B-17
JOE OTT MARYLAND
TOM AKERY F8F
TOM AKERY P-47B
FAC SPORTSTER

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Reply #751 - Mar 19th, 2018 at 6:49am

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Tom - I agree this is a great idea and would certainly create more space. I hadn't thought about building on an angle and may raise my mag board a bit and see how it feels. That will create some different habits as I tend to leave things laying on my building board and eventually it all surrounds me. The mag board in itself is a great idea also. Takes some getting used to especially if you use wax paper as a glue barrier, the magnets slide around somewhat and all your metal tools, tweezers, etc. sooner or later find the magnets.
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Reply #750 - Mar 18th, 2018 at 11:13pm

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All the thanks goes to Crabby...he was very gracious to take all the photos and share them with me.  I'm seriously considering building one for myself.  It would free up a lot of space I think and a counter stool would allow me to sit down and work also without having to lean over a table.  Glad to hear it's worked out for you.  I made a quick and dirty CAD drawing using a 4'X8' sheet of 3/4" ply for most of the structure with shelving to be added by additional wood.  I don't thing I'll be making a wing that will be over 48".
Tom
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Reply #749 - Mar 18th, 2018 at 11:05pm

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Tom, thanks so much for those photos of the vertical work station. A friend at church is going of build one for me.

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Reply #748 - Mar 17th, 2018 at 10:03am

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My HP 3512 quit working (it was old) so I picked up an HP 6962 and some teenagers from church hooked it up wireless.

Wow! It only took them 30 minutes. The last time I hooked up a printer it took me 2 hours Cheesy

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Reply #747 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 6:53pm

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Ian is correct, you can easily reverse the freewheel direction by flipping the latch prior to assembling the prop onto the driveshaft.  I had the latch right, but used a normal S-hook, which won't work if you're winding the motor backwards.  I bent a new shaft, reassembled the prop/noseblock and was good to go.


Got a couple of hand-wound flights in this afternoon - counter-rotation seems to work OK so far.  Stooge pin came loose while winding the left nacelle causing the model to pop out of the stooge - damaged the left nacelle so I was done flying the Skyrocket for the day.  All fixable.

Cheers,

Mike
 
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Reply #746 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 1:00pm

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I believe that this free-wheeler will lock in either direction by flipping a single piece.
ian
 
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Reply #745 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 9:51am

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OOOOH!  Been there, done that Embarrassed.  Beautiful reverse "S" hook!  Unfortunately, won't work properly to spin the prop "backwards" Roll Eyes  Grin .

Is the free-wheel ramp the right direction?
 

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Reply #744 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 8:47am

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Made a reverse prop for the Skyrocket to try out today.  Anyone spot my little oversight that'll have me taking it all apart?

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Reply #743 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 6:22am

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Tom - your method for joining sheets is almost identical to the method I use in my workshop to join veneer sheets for larger work and it is quite effective. I have found that the better the glue job and the least amount of glue on the adjoining sheets allows the joined sheets to bend in a more regular curve.
Mike
 

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