Dave... thank you very much. I may just have to borroe that .3mm pencil from you... Clint... thank you. The toggle switch was done just to see if I could actually do it...lol wasnt sure how it wqs going to turn out. Simon.... the red line is 30 gage wire that i used to pull the parachutr chord thru the heat shrink tube to make it easier on myself. I will have to show you the actual parachute mount bracket I made two nights ago. I will try to get pics of it posted when ai get home from work today. Tim... thank you very much. I am still trying to get a handle on the weathering stuff. My skills lack in that area big time. I would love to do an all weathered build one of these days.
This is going to be another wicked and wild John Teresi build. I am bucking myself into my seat and hanging on for the ride. going to be fun to watch John and his little minions do their magic on this one. It will be another show stopper.
Ray... Thanks... I promise they weren't used Chick-Fil-a bags... haha. One time I went there and asked for a couple of new bags from them.... They probably thought I was weird... haha John... Thanks buddy... You really need to wear some depends so you can just change your messy shorts . Thanks for the kind words. Scott... Thank you my friend. Brad... Thank you and you know Chick-Fil-a sandwiches are so yummy... lol Brent... Thank you. I was trying to give it just enough weathering to make it not look brand new... lol. I have a Competitions resins 1/16 Fiat Altered body and its really nice. I need to build it one of these days...haha Danno... Thank you... Hey now that's KFC... Joe... Thank you my friend. I can totally tell the difference between the real thing and this one... haha L88 Chevelle... I wish I could of made an actual chute to pack it with but I just took Kleenex Tissue paper and folded it up and stuffed it in the chute pack. Clayton... It wasn't too bad to pack the chute with the Kleenex paper but I had mocked it up quite a few times. I was going to say just wait cause I am going to have a 2nd version of the chute pack for when the body is off of the car and sitting on the body stand. I think it should be pretty cool but before I do it I am going to get other things done on this build to make sure it makes it for the DSC. if I don't have the 2nd Version done for that show not a big deal cause I will get it done after the show. Trying to use my time wisely since I only have 2 months left. Mike... Thank you very much for the kind words Nikko... Thank you my friend for the nice words. I feel I am starting to make some good progress on things and can't wait to have more done now.
Fellas here is the update that I promised earlier.... So last night and today I have been working more on the parachute I pretty much have it completed other than a couple small details. I still need to add a "Remove before Flight" tag and I need to make the bracket that will attach to the rear end or chassis... Haven't figured out yet which location I will use. Here are a few shots of what everything looks like.... Here is my multiple attempts before the completed one that you see. As you can see I started out with my chord material and then I added heat shrink tubing. Hit it with the hair dryer and even a lighter. Then for the fire retardant material I used the inside of a Chick-Fil-A bag:
Here is an up-close shot of the material that I used for the Parachute cable which looked just like Parachord:
Here is the Parachute packed and the release chord put thru the chute and mocked up on the body:
Mike... Thank you very much. You know I had to see if I could do the switch... lol Sflm... Thank you very much for the kind words. Dave... Thank you. I will have to see if I have a sharp number 2 pencil around.. I know I have a pencil but not sure about a sharpener since I typically use a .5mm Mechanical pencil all the time... Tim... Thank you so much. I have so much respect for you and what you are doing on your Awesome Henry J build. That thing is gorgeous. Bob... Thank you sir. Brent... Thank you. I bet that 23T Altered is looking great. you post pics of it. What body were you using for it? Ray... Thank you.... I am hoping that I will be able to amaze people at the DSC by just having it completed by then. The clock is ticking and and I am trying to hurry to get it done.
So I should have an update for you all later today. I have been working on the parachute some more the past few days and got some great progress on it last night just a couple more details to call it done. Also earlier this week I was able to finish up some of the design work and got an order submitted to Shapeways to have some more parts printed up. I decided to have it printed in the Frosted Extreme Material, so I am super excited and can not wait to see how they turn out in that material since I have never printed anything with it yet. I know its the same as the Frosted Ultra material but the resolution is much finer. so we shall see.