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D Prudhomme Eagle drawings?

I have a set of the electronic CAD drawings in Whip format that Dan used to have posted on his site before he and Chris started selling their hard copy ones. I intend to get a set from them eventually but I have a question about the CAD versions.

I made up a very thick aluminium jig plate for soldering the cages for a 44" Eagle using the original drawings. Are the dimensions in the original versions still accurate or is my jig just so much scrap metal now? I know the hard copy versions have all the kitbash details and things like the beak and engine contours were refined, but did the basic dimensional data for the cages and spine remain the same?

Thanks for any advice.

Tony
 
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I just got my set of drawing the other day and I was looking into scratchbuilding a 22-23" model. I might consider a 44" model since all the kit parts are listed. They have dimensions for the cage piping but none for the spine. It looks like 3/16" and 1/4" pipe are used (same as the cages) but there is no dimensions, that I can find, for the larger pipes.

Also does anyone know of an online source for brass pipe for a project such as this?
 

29390

Alphans
I believe the larger Piping on the 44" spine is 5/16". The long horizontal runners are 1/4" and the diagonal struts are 3/16th." So half the size for a 22" I guess. While we're on the subject of the plans, does anybody know which size EMA Pump and Motor set should be used on the shelves for a 44"? Howard mentioned that it maybe pcm-12 or pcm-18 (Thanks Howard), I just wondered if anybody knew which one it was.
 
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DX-SFX

Alphans
Just look for a non ferrous metal stockholder in your local yellow pages or do an internet search. Brass tube comes in various wall thicknesses so if they ask, say you want a telescopic fit at least for the 1/4" and 5/16th sizes. It also comes in long lengths so don't expect to find it available by mail order unless you're lucky. K&S is not recommended for a 44" model but fine for a 22" model.

The pump and motor combination you want is a PCM-12 (type B).
 

Big Rab

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Just look for a non ferrous metal stockholder in your local yellow pages or do an internet search. Brass tube comes in various wall thicknesses so if they ask, say you want a telescopic fit at least for the 1/4" and 5/16th sizes. It also comes in long lengths so don't expect to find it available by mail order unless you're lucky. K&S is not recommended for a 44" model but fine for a 22" model.

The pump and motor combination you want is a PCM-12 (type B).

I got my brass from Smiths metals and had a 300 mile round trip to get it (Ayrshire - Newcastle) but well worth it.
i just measured my estate car to the longest point and had them cut the brass it to that length.

http://www.smithmetal.com/

Worth a try :thumbup:
 
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