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Old 27-09-2016, 09:17 AM   #21
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Man. Machining the brass is getting a little tedious.
I quite started to enjoy it; I am odd, but once you get a system in place it is satisfying.
I think I spent more time trying to workout how to do the diagonal bracing in anything other than brass than actually making them in brass! I look at what I have and cannot help but smile. Good luck.

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Old 29-09-2016, 03:51 AM   #22
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You know Julian, I so times don't understand how some have so much patience on a project of this magnitude. Mind you whenever I get down, I like to look over your work and others on here and that sometimes gets a fire lit under me.

I have started on the spine. I only made two bulkheads (I have no idea what the trapezoidal sections are officially called) but I couldn't resist fitting in the long brass rods.



As for the cross bracing, I purchased some copper tubes. A softer metal, but they can be easily machined using a Dremel. The Frankenstein Eagle continues.

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Old 30-09-2016, 01:40 PM   #23
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Looking great. I am excited for you - it is such a good feeling when it comes together; so good I might make another!
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Old 01-10-2016, 05:10 PM   #24
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Thanks Julian.

I have all the pieces cut (not fishmouthed) for the spine. I will try and get a few more bulkheads done. At the same time I'm trying to think of an easy way to make the tubular section for the engine. Most of that part will definitely need to be soldered because of the weight of the aluminum engine bells.

A second Eagle? The most I could think of would be to build another pod to attach.

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Old 03-10-2016, 02:52 AM   #25
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Old 07-10-2016, 12:08 AM   #26
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Wow nice work on the spine!
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Old 08-10-2016, 08:28 PM   #27
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Thanks Eaglelover.



The basic spine done. Now to work on the hexagonal pieces on the front cage and back cage, that connect the cockpit and engine assay respectively. After that I am going to try and conquer the X'es on the cages.

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Old 13-10-2016, 01:14 AM   #28
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Nice work!
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Old 13-10-2016, 02:31 PM   #29
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Looking great.
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Old 08-11-2016, 04:19 PM   #30
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No update for a while but I'm still slowly working on it. I made another jig for soldering the rear engine cage. The jig ooks like crap, but it's accurate. I need to get a small right angle ruler in order to ensure I have the frame aligned correctly in both axes.



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Old 16-11-2016, 05:45 PM   #31
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Fantastic work Tazman2000............. :-)
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Old 21-11-2016, 03:40 AM   #32
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Just got back from vacation. Thanks Julian and Scifitodd. I soldered four 1/4 inch pipes and the big 5/8 inch one. Supremely strong frame, with just those joints. I will use JB to glue the rest of the piping to speed up the build. Now that I've almost completed the framing I'm really getting excited about the rest of the build.

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Old 23-11-2016, 01:55 PM   #33
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Just about finished the engine cage. Another diagonal piece on the bottom needs to be put on and the whole thing needs a bit of cleanup.

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Old 23-11-2016, 04:03 PM   #34
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Very...Very nice indeed. I did enjoy doing mine; that was a while ago and based on our relative progress; soon I will be following you! Julian
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Old 25-11-2016, 08:21 AM   #35
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As you know, it's not about who finishes first., Julian. Your attention to detail and patience will make your replica a more beautiful piece. Mine will be adequate, but I'm totally good with that. There are so many other builds I want to do, like a SS Hawk, and a SS Superswift along with dozens of other projects in my mind. So I will be taking a few shortcuts. Yes, that will mean a little less pride in ownership, but that's OK as well.

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I would love to do a swift / super swift as well.
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Old 26-11-2016, 02:51 PM   #37
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your craftsmanship is stunning on this build so far. Massive inspiration keep up the good work.
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Old 27-11-2016, 05:02 AM   #38
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Stunning may be a little overrated considering what company I am in with the other 44 inch builds in this forum, such as moonhuggers, but thank you for the compliment, mrt88.

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Old 27-11-2016, 11:55 PM   #39
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Old 28-11-2016, 06:06 AM   #40
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Nicely done, no words needed. Good stuff.
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