Pic of the Day

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:56 pm

There're some bits of pitot plumbing that won't go in until after Bute and as we're likely to be mothballed for a year before the proving trial, wherever that may be, it's going to be a while before the rest of the original bits go on.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by mickday » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 pm

Trimming the canopy looks like a job not to be taken lightly, one slip with that disk cutter and one very costly mistake. I presume that both canopies have no been successfully trimmed with no catastrophes.

I would imagine that making the mould was a time consuming effort as well. Was the canopy vacuum formed?

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:30 am

Trimming in the canopy was just a case of creeping up on it. The last few mm were sanded off by hand. The first one took an entire day - the second one took 20 mins.
The surface was modelled on CAD by a company called Cube3, their work was then used to develop a model for a vac-forming tool by a local company called Bay Plastics who roughed out the tool in MDF with a 3-axis machine then finished it with their 5-axis cutter then vac-formed hight-impact acrylic over it.
I'll write it all up as a diary piece when I get a chance. We're a bit full-on at the moment, as you've probably guessed.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by rich1608 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:03 am

mickday wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 pm
one slip with that disk cutter and one very costly mistake.
Did you see the episode of Wheeler Dealers where Edd China was trimming a new canopy for a bubble car and cracked it so had to buy another one? An expensive mistake indeed!

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by mickday » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:22 am

rich1608 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:03 am
mickday wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:59 pm
one slip with that disk cutter and one very costly mistake.
Did you see the episode of Wheeler Dealers where Edd China was trimming a new canopy for a bubble car and cracked it so had to buy another one? An expensive mistake indeed!
That was exactly what I was thinking of!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYEgkrzTcEY

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Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:08 pm

Ah, you see, l took the precaution of taking some lessons at the plastics factory, borrowing their tools and practicing on some scrap before going near the real deal. Remember the seven Ps

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Blackplate » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:17 am

Looks bl@@dy great...misted up? What have you been up to in there??? Is there a 'first' you have to confess to? 8-)

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:31 am

It's protective film. It does, however, get very warm in there very quickly with the lid shut.
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Engine 711 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:21 pm

'Out she comes..' - Wow.... :D

Looks the bizz. Lots more no doubt, still tbd, pre Bute - but looking good.
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Post by Engine 711 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:49 am

Burrell Road.... Haywards Heath....?
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