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.
Tim... I am truly blown away and Amazed at ever update on this build. I know how much work is going into this and its paying off. I know that these had to be pain and I can relate with some of the items I have done on the funny car. But I can't believe the detail you are doing in 1/25th scale, Its freaking amazing. I will be honest... I think you would love a 1/16th scale build. I think you have done a Kick Butt job on these from struts. it turned out amazing. I can't wait to see what you work on next... well after you finish the other strut
Tim... As others have mentioned already I use Westley's Bleche Wite and then after I do that for a bit I then wash the parts with Dawn with a little scrub down. I will tell you hands down that Mark Johnson has the best resin engines in the business. You can see Marks 426 Hemi that I am using in my 1/16h Army Vega F/C build. I would sure love to see this Dual engine dragster you are going to be doing. It sounds like it will be a killer build. For posting pictures I would recommend either Photobucket or Fotki to upload your pics to and post them from there. I am looking forward to seeing some progress pics of your dual engine FED as I love 1/16th scale builds. George... They are talking about 1/16th scale Resin engines from Mark Johnson. As of right now I am unaware if he has a website. If you get a hold of Mark, he will be more than willing to send you pics of his engines and parts that he makes. If you want I can PM you his email addy.
Danno... Thank you very much. Yep I couldn't leave that little yellow wire out. I fought with that thing pretty good for quite a while. Those wires are about .012" in diameter and I had to use a #80 drill bit which is .0135" Diameter. So I actually had to strip one end of the wire and bend it over so that it would stay in the hole...lol John.... Thanks my brother.... well I have to be honest, I don't think that this a perfect model by any means... it's far from it but your kind works are appreciated. Brad.... Thanks Brother.... That sucker was very tiny and a pain in the butt to get the holes drilled in then for the wires. They each had their own hole drilled and the two on the side. Yes it was great to talk to you. I started getting that information for you that we talked about yesterday. I will finish it up and get it over to you sometime today. Thanks buddy.