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It's a Zen thing.......though the little blighters play merry hell with your Feng Shui, too........)

 

 

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...though the little blighters play merry hell with your Feng Shui, too........)

And your Gum Boots.

 

 

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And your Gum Boots.

Now, there's a place it never occurred to me to put them...

 

 

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No more riveting in the nude for me then, not getting those little blighters in my Feng Shui

 

 

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No more riveting in the nude for me then, not getting those little blighters in my Feng Shui

Hmmm...now there's a thread we don't have yet: Nekkid Riveters of the Antipodes.....

 

sorry, Morton, but you'd have to emigrate.

 

 

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My shed's so cold in winter, I wouldn't be able to find my Feng Shui.

 

 

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So, anyway, before this gets further out of hand (or boot) and Morton there decides to post pics:

 

This scratch prototype........so who is doing the design work? One imagines flashes of aeronautical brilliance scrawled on the back of pie bags...)

 

 

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Calling the distant Plant No 47..................................

 

Progress report needed.

 

3rd rock calling Plant 47..............please respond.....

 

Update on build needed....

 

 

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Sorry guys been at work all day

 

There are other threads on here about my build ie "there's more"

 

 

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Sorry guys been at work all dayThere are other threads on here about my build ie "there's more"

Okay, thanks, And sorry about the off topic stuff. In this neck of the woods, if someone says 'scratch prototype' we're usually talking about doomed chainsaw, surplus pallet and roofing nail attempts at garden furniture perpetrated after too many beers on a Friday night.

 

But clearly that's not what you're at...and I'm genuinely interested/intrigued/nosey. So now I'll shut up & listen...)

 

 

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So then I have a question

 

Myelar tape aka chaffing tape- can it be easily removed if put on with a little carelessness (I haven't put it on yet but am hopeful of finishing work early enough tonight to do some work and increase my rivet numbers as well)?

 

 

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So then I have a questionMyelar tape aka chaffing tape- can it be easily removed if put on with a little carelessness (I haven't put it on yet but am hopeful of finishing work early enough tonight to do some work and increase my rivet numbers as well)?

I have no experience of that.

 

But there's some really good stuff on Youtube where pinball renovation geeks remove old mylar by first using a freeze spray (normally used in electronics, I think).

 

That gets the sheet off, but leaves adhesive.

 

They then go after that with flour and isopropyl alcohol.

 

The flour trick for mylar adhesive removal | Pinside Forum

 

There may well be better ways to go after new mylar?

 

I would be trying very hard to come up with a system for getting it on right to start with...as I'm sure you are...)

 

 

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image.jpeg.cb972254631afb8e095dbe1cadcf2974.jpeg 538 rivets since last weekend

 

On the last 1000 and will have to get more but here's a never before published photo

 

 

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[ATTACH=full]48824[/ATTACH] 538 rivets since last weekendOn the last 1000 and will have to get more but here's a never before published photo

Careful...that could be cleko centrefold of the month, and we can't be getting the locals excited!

 

 

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But what I'm thinking is that's really nice work...and once again I have to take my hat off to a scratch builder here.

 

Do you reckon you sort of grow, doing this stuff???

 

 

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I would have thought more like a bed of nails but I see your point

 

Grow? Older, wiser, knowledgeable - definitely!

 

Clever - unsure about this one

 

 

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Come on tomorrow night - hopefully work will allow an early enough getaway time - two angles to make to support the leading part of the fin, put in place and maybe more rivets

 

 

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Only 13 rivets this time

 

5 x 3/16th & 8 x 1/8th to be exact and the priming & deburring & refitting the puzzle in the middle that controls rudder & aileron and attitude

 

Next time I might even show a pic of it

 

 

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:crying:Maybe a sense of competence when I get the puzzle of the controls back together

 

 

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After doing about 600 rivets in the past 3 weeks I have a new obstacle

 

I have an iPad mini and a laptop

 

My emails come by Telstra media

 

I have had 3 work plans emailed to me containing 6 photos of where these work plans relate to

 

They are contained in files ending in rftd or something like that

 

When I try to open the photos I get asked about opening the photos in "........"

 

I press "open in .........."

 

Nothing happens

 

After 4 years of "2 and 1/2 years" frustration I think I could almost ............!

 

 

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Didn't have to install google drive and shouldn't have had to anyway. Now in receipt of plain text work plans and photos that are not wrapped up in zip folders. At least for now I can move forward.

 

I learned something else today - how it is important to do something social each day as well as something that is enjoyable, something that is important and something that is physical. No doubt there will be people who come on here with their own agenda at translating this. My current project used to encompass all these categories but not any more!

 

 

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