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PostPosted: February 13, 2017, 12:48 pm 
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Another big factor in your ability to see at almost any light level is the light color. The soft white yellowish bulbs don't give your eyes as much information as a higher Kelvin rated bulb. I use daylight bulbs in my shop.

LEDs seem to have an actual color that's a higher kelvin than the rating so some of the LEDs seem harsh when you get on up there above 5k or so. Also dimmable LEDs have a 60 cycle flicker than bothers some people so always get non-dimmable LEDs.

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PostPosted: October 18, 2019, 6:27 am 
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Wow, it's February, 2017? Geeze, does this mean I have to do all the stupid stuff I did for the last 2.5 years all over again? Not sure if I'm happy about being younger now, or sad that Social Security is now farther away... :mrgreen:

Y'all wanna see my wang?
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Awww, come on Perry! What were you expecting??? :twisted:

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Just for a bit of a second there JD, I thought you stepped up to the plate.
Spending the night at a Flying J in Butte Montana, nursing a spiced rum me and the Cap’tn Arrrrr

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PostPosted: October 19, 2019, 7:25 am 
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Gd Mornin' Perry (and the rest of ya...)
Give my regards to Butte. And don't show me yours. :mrgreen:

Hope y'all have a safe trip. Keep us posted on your progress.

We were going camping this weekend at St. George Island, but the weather looked bad enough that the state park cancelled all reservations. I think it may have been a false alarm, but we'll see... It has rained here, and it wouldn't have been a good Friday night to camp out, but it wasn't anywhere near the tropical storm they warned us about.

I'm having coffee, and the Captain is not here. (YET!)

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And then, mostly thanks to the Community with Chicory, I went out to the shop feeling all frisky... So I cut out the third and final (I hope) foam core for the wang. It needs a bit of sanding and I'll have to "section" a bit out of the nose to make room for the spar. Then we glue the whole bizness together and do some fiber-glassin'.

Got a family shrimp boil/monkey rodeo this afternoon, so I don't know when said fiber-glassin' will take place. It'll be soon... I HOPE!

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Then we glue the whole bizness together and do some fiber-glassin'.
Oh we do, do we? What glue and what resin? Might as well tell us what cloth while you're at it.

I trust you know about styrene resins on styrofoam, but in case you don't already know, don't do it. It works like Dip in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.

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What glue and what resin? Might as well tell us what cloth while you're at it.

I trust you know about styrene resins on styrofoam, but in case you don't already know, don't do it. It works like Dip in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.


Hi Jack!
Nice of ya to drop by for a visit. For the most part, I used the handyman's Other Secret Weapon Gorilla Glue. On a couple of seams that didn't quite fit like they should (Read that as "Gaps you could throw a goat through.") I used Permatex "Power Grab" construction adhesive. It's about the consistency of toothpaste when applied, sets up pretty solid after a while. Sandable, trimmable... Good stuff.

The cloth is leftover from the nose cone and fenders I built using foam core "moldless" construction. Best I remember it's 2.4 ounce bi-directional cloth. (I'm sure about the bi-directional part. That 2.4 is kinda shady...) I have some other stuff that is really fine, silky lookin' cloth that I put on top to give it a smooth surface (that I mostly sand off...) Seems like it was about 0.5 ounce stuff.

I learned about poly resin and styrofoam a long while ago. Bondo melts the foam too... Acetone damn near makes it disappear before your very eyes. Yup, been there, done that. I've been using West Marine's resin/hardener from the outset of this build. I liked the pump system that does the measuring for you and I can buy it locally, which is handy when you run out of "stuff" right in the damn middle of building a frakken wing!!! :BH: :evil: :oops:

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Yo, Team Slotus!
Follow up to the last post. That "Power Grab" adhesive is made by Locktite, not Permatex. (There goes my sponsorship deal with them...)

I glued the final piece of foam onto the wing last night and taped it up to set. Took a few pictures...
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Now I just got to trim the ends down to the right length and we're there. Oh, yeah, and I gotta buy some more hardener and resin... Dammit...

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Looks like it will work. Good job JD. Bubba help much?

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Looks like it will work. Good job JD. Bubba help much?
Hey! Thanks, Larry. Nope, Bubba is 'bout useless at aero-dynamical type stuff.

However, I do have to say that TWWTFM was a big help in cutting out the profiles from the big blocks of foam. I figured out real quick that I couldn't guide both ends of the wire cutter and keep 'em on the right line. A little later today, we might be teaching her to mix epoxy resin and cut pieces of 'glass cloth to the right shapes. Stay tuned, the fight... Uhhh... I mean the project starts this afternoon! :mrgreen:

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shouldn't be a problem. In for a penny, in for a pound they say. Whoever 'they' are. And she helped with the cutting. She is involved now.

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GonzoRacer wrote:
I figured out real quick that I couldn't guide both ends of the wire cutter and keep 'em on the right line.


I had that issue also, then I put a mirror on one side so that I could see the hot wire travel by watching my side and the other side in the mirror.

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