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#261 Scale-Master

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:43 AM

More progress, not a bad day’s work as far as I’m concerned…

I used brass rod inserted and soldered inside the square tube (full length plus mounting points) for these vertical members for additional strength.  And I drilled receiver holes into the frame for a positive fit too.

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Tack soldered these parts to the top of the frame…

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And then soldered them all together. 

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Bottom:

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 01:37 PM

Awesome work man.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:13 PM

Looks great Mark, How did you keep the bend to conture the frame rail going to the nose?



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Looks great Mark, How did you keep the bend to conture the frame rail going to the nose?

Thanks, but I'm not sure what you're asking. I bent the frame rails and reinforced each bend, then soldered them together. There are four bends in each lower frame rail.

 

 

More bracing made and installed…

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:47 PM

Man that is boss

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

Ok on that pic there, the lower frame rail each side all one piece with 3 bends in them?  If so did you heat it up and then put the bends in before soldering the reinforced bars in?



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

Ok on that pic there, the lower frame rail each side all one piece with 3 bends in them?  If so did you heat it up and then put the bends in before soldering the reinforced bars in?

No heating & bending as I think you are asking.   I cut/notched the rails where the bends are then reinforced those cuts/bends with brass and solder (inside the tube) before assembling them into the frame.  That way each part has no stress on it and I was able to make them match.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

Man, that's some pretty work.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:49 AM

awsome to watch

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:05 PM

Thanks guys!  Still growing…

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

that is sweet !  looks like it would hold you up!



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 02:38 PM

Nice work on the frame Mark. Its turning out nice.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:01 PM

More and more fantastic work.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

Ok that is what I was trying to get at thanks for the info Mark. Looks great and hope to see some of it in 5 weeks.



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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

Yeah, I am going for stout, and it has been paying off.  I may need to take a break, my fingers are really getting sore from filing all the little brass reinforcement pins.

I plan to bring it in May, whatever stage it is at. 



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

This is one of the two cockpit side X-braces.  They had to be notched at the intersection.

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And they are installed…

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:34 AM

I started fitting the rear body section to the frame so I could take some measurements to build the rear portion of the frame.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:15 AM

Very nice Mark. This is really shaping up to be a true masterpiece. The next Seven will have to run to beat it!

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

Wow Mark! After checking out yours and Bill's (Davis) scratch building talents, I feel like a real HACK! Just amazing stuff.

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

The chassis looks great, but I'm more impressed with the rear body work.

 

Very nice, Mark