Can yu say........***BOOMDEGASER ALERT!!!! 4/15/05***

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  1. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    I almost forgot.....the machinist will be done with the driveshafts for the prop speed reduction unit by next week, and at the same time, the engine should arrive. My latest hope is to get the PSRU mounted on it's frame, and get that frame/prop aligned correctly on the aft engine plate by the 20th of this month.


  2. Zoom_Cthooga Jedi Grand Master

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    Murphy be damned, this ship is gonna fly!!!!

    ROFL. I love you Tim.

    ...In a manly platonic uncomfortable-hug-with-a-quick-pat-on-the-back kinda way.

    Murphy be damned!!!
  3. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Yea...ummm....right back at ya....ummmm...bro! FLOL!


    Hey, and uummmm, ya might wanna get that motivator looked at, hhmmmm?!




    WAIT A SEC!!!! What da POO_DOO happened to yur icon?! A brain???? Where's da lil' droid goin'' BOOM!!!!? FLOL!





  4. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Today, I did.......absolutely nuthin'.....FLOL!



  5. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Those are my fave kinda days....
  6. Mistress Jedi Grand Master

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    Can I have one of those days? Purty Please? [face_praying]
  7. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    If I stumble across an extra one, M....it's all yours!
  8. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Today, the WOTR bird consumed all my freetime, and probably tomorrow in the AM, too, but HEY!!!! Ain't that ship lookin' great!? Nice work everyone!!!!





  9. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Today I finished trimming up the lexan canopy, and started replacing the plain nuts with nylon ones to fully secure the panels to oak frame. I also took the rotary's flywheel and driveshaft to the machinsit so he could rig the prop speed reduction shafting with piloting to keep the shafts centered at high speed. I have a feeling the machinist work is gonna set me back another grand...FLOL!



  10. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Today I sent the test pilot the latest sim updates and a laundry list of all the work already done and what is next on the burners. I'm off now to the hanger to mount the lexan canopy onto the fuselage and to begin locking down the pedals for rigging to the nosewheel and braking system.




  11. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    As planned, today I got the lexan canopy mounted with it's new hinges and bolts supporting the lift-arms(it'd be nice if the lift-arms actually held the hefty canopy fully open by themselves, but....FLOL!) I also, after much driving about, managed to get some of the parts I needed to begin mounting the rudder/brake pedals onto the fuselage. All they need now is a check by my EAA buddy, and then they can be permanently secured in-place.
  12. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    A momentous occasion, my friends. Today, the packages arrived. UPS has delivered the soul of my ship, the heart of "N203TT", the power, the ponies, the guts........of a 300HP, 9000RPM, that's right kids, 9000RPM rotary rocket.









    I may cry.



  13. arrowheadpodracer Force Ghost

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    Holy crap, dude.


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    I honestly cant think of anything else to say. [face_plain]


    Holy crap.
  14. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Don't look now, boyo, but there's an X-Wing comin'!


  15. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    With luck, I'll have the engine completely together and ready for an engine mount by next week's end.


  16. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Sweeeeeeeeeeet!!!

    Keep us posted, man!
  17. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    POST!? I have to post???? FLOL! Well......OK.


  18. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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  20. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Well, the drivetrain components from the machinists' are done, and I'll be going to pick them up tomorrow.


  21. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Went to machinists' this AM and got drivetrain components. Also spent most of the morning at ALRECO getting an assortment of aluminum for building said drivetrain framing.....then blew the rest of my day driving from my EAA buddy's place, then out to the hanger and then back over to my house where I spent about an hour hacking through the 18"x1/2" aluminum plate! I think that's enuf fer one day...FLOL!


  22. cyodarun Retired RMFF CR

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    Can't wait to see her fly Tim!....or just sit there and look pretty, whatever comes first.
  23. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    MAN! The closer I get to finishin' her, the harder the days get....FLOL! Today, my poor EAA buddy and I machined out stand-offs supports for the 1st stage drivetrain plate while I bored its holes and picked up new bolts and stand-off washers, maneuvering the unit the whole while checking fit as I went. Tomorrow.....stage two!!!!!
  24. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    HA! The professor that was workin' on the piezoelectric ailrons said that once he gets it worked out, he'd be honoured to install them on my bird!!!! Is that kewl, or what?! He saw the old plane pics on my EAA site, and was impressed.....he may just pass out when he sees the new pics on SS's site.....FLOL!


  25. kitarusapien Former RMFF CR

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    Today, again, my EAA buddy and I managed to crank out another layer of the prop speed reduction unit....all 50lbs of 1/2" aluminum plate and 6" C-channel of it, plus a couple dozen bolts.


    Tomorrow, the mounting of the propshaft bearing supports and it's tensioner, the cutting of the propshaft ports, the mounting of the engine output shaft high-speed needle roller bearing jacket with oil feed, and hopefully, a test of all moving parts.


    "Stand by."



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