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Old 16-01-2011, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default eagle2010's 44" Eagle build!

I am getting serious now that I have a lot of the parts on the bench now. Just got my passenger pod this week. Along with the CM, blueprints, decals and about 135' of brass rod and tubing, I should have plenty to keep me busy! Here are some pics after the initial sand and deburring of the pod.
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Old 16-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #2
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Best of luck with the build. Look forward to seeing you're progress.
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Old 16-01-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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Hi Eagle2010 Welcome to th 44 club, may I inquire where you sourced your pod?
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Old 17-01-2011, 12:31 AM   #4
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I got it from another member that had a few extra. I believe it is one of Robert's. Nice piece.
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Old 18-01-2011, 01:44 AM   #5
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I am having trouble filling pinholes and such on my pod. I am using bondo spot putty. works ok on some, but hard to get to places are frustrating. Does any one have a good method for this?
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Old 18-01-2011, 02:54 PM   #6
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Thin Cyanoacrylic?
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Old 18-01-2011, 07:54 PM   #7
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Future floor polish works good for pin holes too.
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Old 18-01-2011, 09:17 PM   #8
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Good luck with the build.
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Old 19-01-2011, 12:27 AM   #9
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Thanks for the input...Future floor polish? Will this hold up to paint?
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Old 19-01-2011, 12:52 AM   #10
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does anyone have shoulder pod kits for sale?
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Old 19-01-2011, 01:17 AM   #11
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I know that Robert was selling them a while ago,
there's also one guy in France (Josť) who sells them.

The pods above are casted in resin with detail panels
already on.

And there's also this thread :

http://www.eagletransporter.com/foru...?t=6885&page=6

I bought a set of 4 ( + 4 thrusterblocks). It's quite expensive for us
North-Americaners (4 pods + 4 thrusterblocks + shipping = 250 $).
They're expensive but i must admit that they are a nice piece of engineering,
how much time could i spend to make just 1 accurate pod ?
Time = money and they worth every dollar spent, there's a list going on BTW.
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Old 22-01-2011, 05:06 AM   #12
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Interested to learn where you sourced your command module from?
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Old 22-01-2011, 09:42 PM   #13
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I got my CM from Dakota_in_the_sky. Very nice piece. Parts fit very well. Very happy with mine.
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Old 01-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #14
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Are there any threads out there for the DIY on the making of a shoulder pod? Im gonna try this until I can afford to get some pods.
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:13 PM   #15
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Check this out.

http://tobor2.com/eagle1/sidepods.htm
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:14 PM   #16
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Started this with the feet first...well I guess you can say Im jumping in feet first! Anyway, here is what I have so far. I want to make the center panel that holds the strut bracket. Anyone know the thickness of this piece as well as the panel detail pieces surrounding? Thanks
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:16 PM   #17
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Perfect 29390! Thanks!
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I have a set of DITS legpods for sale,let me know if you require any other bits i have a few for sale

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Old 02-02-2011, 04:02 AM   #19
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Those are great. How did you make them?
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Old 03-02-2011, 01:13 AM   #20
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I used Lexan because its very stong. Once I got the measurements doubled from Daniels blueprints, it came together pretty easy. I used my scroll saw to rough it out then the sander to fine tune them. I then just set my disc sanding table to 45 degrees and took it slowly to get the angles.
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