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My (Oh but slow) 44" Eagle Transporter progress

Fantastic work shrugger!

I can see by your dedication that this will be one impressive Eagle. You should be very proud of tackling this immense project. The pay-off will come before you know it and you will be sitting there wishing you were still in the middle of building......a frustrating but rewarding time!
 

shrugger

Alphans
Rewarding, yes. Frustrating, yes. There's lots of help though around every
unknown turn in the road :)
I work on it as much as I can. Which usually ends up being only an hour or two on Sunday's :( but it'll get done in a year or three
 
shrugger said:
Rewarding, yes. Frustrating, yes. There's lots of help though around every
unknown turn in the road :)
I work on it as much as I can. Which usually ends up being only an hour or two on Sunday's :( but it'll get done in a year or three

Hold on, we are working on long term projects. One step after the other!
Important is not to let go. All my projects are very behind due to the limited time I have and family business.

http://public.fotki.com/skyhopper/44_eagle/ab_44_inch_model.html

http://public.fotki.com/skyhopper/ultraprobes/big_up_cm_with_cm.html

The shots were taken months ago and I'm still at the same place. :(
 

shrugger

Alphans
AaH Frak! has it been a month since I worked on this thing :evil:
Well I guess its time to do something about that. I've only one new
minor pic to show so far. http://public.fotki.com/shrugger/
So what do you think of my new and improved jig. LoL
I think I'm gonna be about 8"or so short on tube so if my LHS
has any of the .028" tube in, then I hope to have the last 2 cage
sections finished up this week.
And that would be because I'm taking the week off from the dreaded
workplace :)

Anyone know where I can find some nice pre-made engine rings?
As the back end will be up next.
 

shrugger

Alphans
:shhh: I'm really just making it up as I go along.
My entire scratchbuilding experiance prior to this was stretching sprue
to make antennas for my WWII airplanes when I was a teenager.
 

doon

Alphans
Shrugger,
Looks good, :D
Actually seems like it is matter of choice. What a boring world it would be if all our balls looked alike :shock:
 

shrugger

Alphans
Got some parts back from the machine shop today. :dance:
http://public.fotki.com/shrugger/eagle_11/brass_mounts.html
If you look closely at the motor rings you'll notice a step around the inside
of the ring. there is also a step around the small end of the bell.
When the funnel shaped pieces are done they will fit insde the ring and
rest on that step. When they're bolted together they will effectively act
like a clamp solidly connecting the main motors to the frame
http://public.fotki.com/shrugger/eagle_11/up_close.html

Can I adopt Jochen? He's so freakin :smart:
 
Hey Shrugger.

It looks nothing but great.

Can't wait to get started on my own Eagle. I just want to finish my little Raider-project first.


Say hi to Wendel for me.

Cheers
Niels
 

shrugger

Alphans
Hey now. I've added a couple pix.
http://public.fotki.com/shrugger/eagle_11/
And let me tell ya, things are really starting to crawl along now ;)
Hard to believe I started this project 1 year ago. Where does the
time go?
I've just now done the rear frame piece and just as I finished soldering
the last tube into place I ran out of butaine. Now thats timing.

Also got the foot pads ready to go. I went with the 2nd season 5/16"
style. The problem with that however, is that 5/16" cannot be found
anywhere. So I used 3/8" and had it milled down. I'll need to fill in
some tool marks here and there, but they turned out even better than
I'd hoped :D
 

shrugger

Alphans
The wait was long for these Shoulder pods, but certainly worth it :dance:
My thanks to Jim, and to Steve for some flawless casting.
If your counting them and come up with 6. You would be correct. I havn't
asked, but I'm thinking that these were Steve's first cast's. He accidently
finished and glued 2 of them together. While that was rather nice of him
it does make it somewhat difficult to add the internal support structure
it'll need to support all the weight. It took a minute longer for him to cast
up 2 more. So Jim sent me all of them.

The only problem I have, it looks like they got some rough handling
somewhere by our wonderful postal services. If you look closely at the
one center front, there's a large chunk missing. Not sure if I dropped it
somewhere or what, but its gone :cry: There is also a nasty crack running
through that front panel as well. Neither of these problems is insurmountable
(as you've probly realize by now, I'm scratchbuilding quite a bit of this thing
myself anyway ;))
OR... if I could figure out how to get one of the assembled pods apart
without destroying it
I'd use one of them instead.
I'll ask Steve what he used, but it looks like C/A. I stuck one in the freezer
to see if that would help, but they are on there pretty good.
(GREAT stuff that superglue :sneaky: )
Any thoughts on this??????

I've also been working on those evil 3/16" X's for the cage sections.
They aren't especially hard to file and fit. It's just, well... there's 48 seperate
pieces :doh:

oOps Almost forgot
http://public.fotki.com/shrugger/eagle_11/pods1.html
 
shrugger said:
While that was rather nice of him
it does make it somewhat difficult to add the internal support structure
it'll need to support all the weight. It took a minute longer for him to cast
up 2 more. So Jim sent me all of them.

Any thoughts on this??????

Don't open it with a dremel! Too risky and needs work: add material and sanding etc. Drill a hole from the underside in the pod and fill it with urethan resin in two or three steps (temerature during chemical reaction!). When You then have the full cast, You can drill two 6 mm holes for the prong hold and a hole for the landing strut. It's then like with my 88 incher. See the pics there with the prong hold. I'm also working this way with four of my massive acrylic SP.
 
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