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Darrell Jones 285 Build
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G'day All, I thought it was time for a update on my build. First off, it's great to have someone like Mark, just a phone call away to talk things through before you make a great Foopah. Also Dick gave me a good suggestion, which was great. Started of, I walked pass the skids one day, Only had Jandels on, drove the end of the skid between my toes, the air was a bit blue for a while, so I decided to make some end caps. Turned out really good. I have a machine shop at home, so this went well. Next, I thought I would do the tail rotor drive shaft, Mark told me to be careful of tape measures, most of the time they are not correct. I got done, so the drive shaft was 4mm shy of the required length. The 2x plugs that are supplied with the kit, I found they were too large and when I put 1x in, the end of the tube was oversize, so very carefully cleaned the end down to the size of the lovejoy fitting. Having a lathe at home, I decided to make a new plug, and extend it 4mm, this fitted well. So my driveshaft is now the correct length. I, ended up measuring the shaft with a steel engineers rule, which I checked with a vernier  first. My next job was to fit the radiator surround, with a bit of cutting, sanding, it all fits, ready to be bogged up and painted. This is all for now. I have to do some more work on the gyrocopter, that I am building up.  Cheers  Darrell.
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Darrell Jones 285 Build - by Darrell J Jones - 11-04-2019, 11:12 PM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by FlyGuy - 11-05-2019, 12:20 AM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by Dick Campbell - 11-05-2019, 12:06 PM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by grevis - 11-06-2019, 05:48 PM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by Darrell J Jones - 11-07-2019, 11:25 PM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by Dick Campbell - 11-12-2019, 08:01 PM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by Darrell J Jones - 11-13-2019, 09:25 AM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by Darrell J Jones - 12-04-2019, 02:01 AM
RE: Picking up # 1351. - by Darrell J Jones - 12-23-2019, 07:53 AM
RE: Darrell Jones 285 Build - by dazzall285 - 01-30-2020, 06:25 AM

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