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cool - good luck with the project. glad your dad is better.
here's a tip for worklog photography. Aside from using the correct settings and shutter speed etc (which it seems you are) take two pictures of each item you intend to be a worklog picture. that way, if one of the shots is blurry, chances are the other one wont be. then you'll have something to fall back on as you select your pics for the log.

well, thats what I do anyway, seems to work so far
thanks for the tip! i usualy do take 3 or 4 pictures but it already late and dad was in and out of the garage all night working on the airplane.

more on that later if any one cares.
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Lookin good so far man however; the bottom front fan doesn't line up with the gunsight grill so your fan for reference is going to be off. The plastic actually lines up lower than the fan. You'll probably want to cut out the whole thing.
Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking about cutting the whole thing out any way but my dad thought it would look cool with just the outer ring so I thought “its always easier to remove more, so why not give it a shot. So im gona leave it for now and see how it looks. I can always cut it out at a later date

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Subbed! I want a workshop *Curses at my dorm room*
I know the feeling. But yea we only have that “workshop†because 6 years ago (before dad got sick) dad and I decided to build an airplane. We are both pilots and we LOVE aviation and we were tired of paying other ppl to do work on OUR airplane (the FAA mandates that AMPs do all work on certified(factory built) airframes. So we jumped into the home built world. Kicked Mom out of the garage and started working on her.
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My Uncle is in the process of building his plane. I'm an aircraft mech in the Air Force haha. So yeah, fixing planes for a living, while fun, the outdoors conditions are just not that great some days. Kicking your mom out of the garage seemed to be a good decision though haha.
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well it seams it happens to every one here and my rotary tool died last night. it was working when i shut it off to clean up and go to bed but when i went down this morning to start working again it wouldn't start SOOOO i took it apart to try and fix it thinking the brushes just got messed up (its like 3 years old i have fixed it like 20 times) but nope not the brushes. one of the magnets in the motor is self burned up and as it cooled off from use if fell out of the rest of the drum. so my tool is broken and im stuck working on a battery one wich is crap at cutting the scouts steal chase.

on another note i have my window cut and drilled for hardware.

ill have some pictures and a real update tonight
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WOOT! off to the hard wear store! every mans playground
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(continued from post 2)


drilling pilot holes on a piece of scrap


and full size holes in the scrap


perfect :-)



and the actual window is drilled out to size

the secrete to cutting and drilling holes in acrylics is to use a constant lite pressure, sharp tools, and take your time! i have cracked ALOT of plastics by not using those tips.

and after my trip to the hardware store



i grabbed 16 1/2inch 4/40 stainless screws and nuts (i have a bunch of small nylon washes left over from the plane)


i think it looks pretty good :-)

still have a 120mm hole to cut in the side but that will have to wait a while

i thought you mite want a better picture of the plane so i went out and got one :-)



and my little helper waiting for me to come back from the hardware store

and my sister ruined ALL of my productivity showing up with my little nephew :-)

little Samuel and his Grampa

so thats were i am now. sitting in the living room playing with the little guy and catching up with my sister (she and her husband live in Montana so its kinda a big deal when she comes out to NH)

feel free to comment, make suggestions, and ask questions
Edited by Striker36 - 3/27/10 at 3:18pm
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Dog pictures.

So wait does that case have a window in it to begin with? I've never actually looked at the case before, but I'm thinking it might
It looks really nice so far. Excellent drilling, and tips! I might use those for my next project if I decide to pick up some acrylic.
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Looking great Striker. Can't wait to see some updates.
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Dog pictures.

So wait does that case have a window in it to begin with? I've never actually looked at the case before, but I'm thinking it might
It looks really nice so far. Excellent drilling, and tips! I might use those for my next project if I decide to pick up some acrylic.
yes Dilyn.

it dose have a window normally but its a rather dark tint (when its on the case) and the vents where their are 2 fan mounts tend to cause alot of cavitation in the air and as a result they are really noisy if you have higher speed fans. ill get some pictures of the stock one if i can get my camera back from my girlfriend and parents lol (yay baby)
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because Dilyn was asking and i had a few mins i got some pictures of the stock window


yep. it still has the plastic on it



those are the vents that i dont like.



the glare there is to show how the vents are shaped on the outside.

and as a miny update!

i started planing my vent hole location for the 120mm side fan im gona put in


the drafting set my pepay left me when he died a few years ago that he used in the 40s on the side with the Lexan mounted.


checking my numbers on the scale i found in the living room XD


in front of the fan for reference


got my circle.


and traced over with the trusty red sharpie with the fan next to it as a reference

now im off to play with my nephew and mabey see if i can do any thign else with out a good rotary tool.

i might start cutting that hole with my battery one but idk.
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Ok, what fan is that? If it's an R4, I'll be surprised because it looks like a gentle typhoon.

BTW, wish I had part of an airplane in my garage. Oh wait, wish I had a garage. Stupid "Short sale"!
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