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Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #15 on: Aug 31, 2018, 6:35 am »
The foam was a big disappointment.
I was expecting so much more.
I was expecting mt versuvias in a split second of mixing the two parts.
Turns out itís a big disappointment reaction takes an age and the expansion is poor.
(I know how our lass feels now).

Gaz

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #16 on: Aug 31, 2018, 6:43 am »
You get a better reaction if you warm both parts before mixing, the downside is  the wife gets a little cranky when she finds the tins in her beloved oven. if its pre-heated It foams extremely quickly so you get a bigger foamed volume it also generates a lot of heat
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Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #17 on: Aug 31, 2018, 1:46 pm »
Iíve done it now but thanks for the tip.
Our lass has come home to engine parts in the oven.
Engine parts in the dishwasher.
I think itís now a surprise if she comes home and thereís food in the oven and pots in the dish washer

Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #18 on: Sep 02, 2018, 5:42 pm »
More stuff done
Mounting plate glassed in. This will have rivnuts so the lift gearbox can be bolted down.

Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #19 on: Sep 02, 2018, 5:45 pm »
Cutting the fan blades using a band saw I just bought for £40 on eBay.

Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #20 on: Sep 02, 2018, 7:05 pm »
Watch ya fingers.
Finger tips resting on the bed of the saw to stop vibration.

Nick Flint

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #21 on: Sep 03, 2018, 9:24 am »
Oh wheres the fun in doing stuff quickly?
As women often say "slow is better".
Thats why they don't do much-----------------


















Discuss.
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Ronnie L

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #22 on: Sep 03, 2018, 12:17 pm »
Most times I find its best to know where the danger zone is.
Making statements such as that ......mmmm......sounds dangerous to me.


Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #23 on: Sep 04, 2018, 3:00 pm »
If you hurt yourself doing the blades. You really need a cork on your fork when you eat.
Safe as houses.


Having the splitter plate removed means my centre rudder was to short and too high. So I had a rummage and found a temporary one.
If anyone has a rudder 300x750 ish for sale please let me know.
It looks odd but it will do

Philip

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #24 on: Sep 04, 2018, 6:31 pm »
Make one yourself out of foam board. Easy

Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #25 on: Sep 05, 2018, 8:30 pm »
Make one yourself out of foam board. Easy


Itís done permatempary.


Jobs stopped until the correct size mounting pillars arrive.
So Iíve rewired the dash all neat and tidy.
Iíve printed a air filter (round box with screw lid resized to suit)
See pics.
Gauze from a anti splatter frying pan mesh cover.
Proper air filter foam from motorbike shop.
I had to drill the holes but it means at least the dashboard moulding will fit.


Nick Flint

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #26 on: Sep 08, 2018, 1:06 pm »
Rudder looks bang on to my fading eyes. Perhaps a poor colour match tho-- ;)
Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT

Warby

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #27 on: Sep 08, 2018, 3:53 pm »
Looks like rather a large area to the rear of the pivot point (on the larger rudder) and hardly anything forward, which may make the steering "heavy" See "balanced rudders"

Gary Firth (Gazza)

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #28 on: Sep 08, 2018, 4:56 pm »
It will perform just like it did before.
Same pivot point.
Would have kept the original if it hadnít have been too high up due to original splitter.
Nick mi old fruit the paint is ordered.
CombiColor red.

Nick Flint

Re: Lift engine.
« Reply #29 on: Sep 08, 2018, 6:51 pm »
I am deeply comforted as I was feeling faint.
Standards man - (Standards).


On a personal note, I feel "balanced rudders"
are often "overbalanced" as I prefer to have
a firm self centering action.
In this way the straight ahead position
is re-affirmed (should this be forgotten) by the driver.












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Memories are BETTER than Dreams---"Capn" FLINT