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    20190808_194143.jpg20190808_194248.jpg20190808_194443.jpg20190808_194600.jpg Moving right along. Servo mount, carbon posts with nylon inserts. Just finished the dress up washers.

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    20190808_194203.jpg20190808_194143.jpg20190808_194248.jpg20190808_194443.jpg20190808_194600.jpg Just finished the servo mount , carbon posts with nylon inserts. Spun up some dress washers too. Couldn't have done it without the help of Taylor, "Big Mister".

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    The orange epoxy is a nice touch. Did you make your own brass barbs for the water pick-ups? If so, how did you make the cone pieces? I ended up just soldering on a small section of brass tube one size larger to give the hose something to bite on.
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    No i didn't, but that's not a bad idea. Nor is the way you're doing them. That works too. I think i could cut my own tho, using the rotary table and like a 60° dremel burr, or something of that nature. I had purchased these from OSE. Quick and dirty! Thanks for the compliment. I dumped a lil createx in the g flex. Makes it a little stringy and a tad thicker too especially with micro fibers in it.

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    I'd love to share some of my recent progress, but for some reason every time i upload it says "upload failed". Any suggestions?

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    Alright! I'm back to posting pictures. A little more of my progress, and some more handy work on the mill.
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    20190914_091900_compress40.jpg20190914_092007_compress5.jpg20190914_091916_compress78.jpgI got the linkage close. A little more tweaking and I'll have it. What a long drawn out process fabricating the servo horn, clevis, and pins out of stainless steel socket heads.

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    Your machine work is gorgeous. What machine tools are you using? I'd love to have a small lathe/mill someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike W View Post
    Your machine work is gorgeous. What machine tools are you using? I'd love to have a small lathe/mill someday.
    Thank u so much Mike. I use a lot of 3 flute small diameter end mills 1/8",3/16",1/4", serrated flutes for roughing. Drill point 2 flute end mills 90?and 82? for chamfering, spotting and fine finish. I'll post some pictures of some of my favorites later.

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    Cool KBB style small cat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfa Spirit View Post
    Cool KBB style small cat.
    I'll take that as a huge compliment, thank you. I learned a lot watching his builds. It's a shame his forum doesn't exist anymore.

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    20191004_053027_compress73.jpg20191004_053149_compress51.jpg20191004_053209_compress1.jpgA little more progress. Esc mount painted and ready for clear coat. I quick look at half the power plant. We're sneaking up on it. Won't be long now.

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    20191010_205601_compress68.jpg20191010_205636_compress49.jpg20191010_205601_compress68.jpg20191010_205543_compress91.jpg Moving right along. Carbon posts for esc mount are in. Got the mount all cleared up. The carbon really comes to life under some high solids clear.

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    20191022_173838_compress29.jpg The race gas arrived today straight from Singapore!

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    Nice. I always got pretty quick shipping direct from Revo.
    Vac-U-Tug Jr (13mph)

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    20191025_054419_compress80.jpg20191025_054507_compress58.jpg20191025_054455_compress86.jpg Got all the soldering done. That was a lot of work. Gonna start routing wires and start plumbing.

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    20191105_200511_compress92.jpg I'm not the only one dreaming of finishing this thing. Sometimes he even helps!

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    Hay man if you don?t mind where did you get the outdrive made and your rudder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayhynes View Post
    Hay man if you don?t mind where did you get the outdrive made and your rudder
    I machined the strut standoffs, rudder standoff, and rudder on my benchtop mill. There should be pictures of all this being made except the rudder, i forgot to snap some pictures of it. Struts are OSE 3/16" cut down and turned the bevel using my rotary table. Should be some pictures of this as well.

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