11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by Carl Prather » Fri Apr 15, 2011 01:15

Charles,

Are you kidding? It's beautiful!

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by Kif » Fri Apr 15, 2011 11:22

Charles,

As always, your work is the best! Ever! Keep at it.
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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Sun Apr 17, 2011 20:02

The new spoon tool at work! The shape of this tool allows full control of the metal disc through the spinning process.

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Mon Apr 18, 2011 13:17

Bulkhead doubler layout and trimmed doubler ready for bonding and fixture!

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:41

After working a long night with the Black Death (carbon fiber) at the R&D shop, it's good to relax in the shop here and make positive progress on the spinners!!!

Bulkhead with bonded doubler ready for nut-plate installation.

Thanks for your patience!

Charles

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by joea » Wed Apr 20, 2011 21:18

Boy,

Thats beautiful work Charles! It just keeps coming!

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Thu Apr 21, 2011 23:48

Chris, I panicked when I read your comment about stepping back from the project! Glad to see you still at it.

If you don't mind asking; how did you bond the doubler?

Amazing work!

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:11

Nathan,

I have been out of town and have to take care of a few items, will post about the bonding process.

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Sun May 01, 2011 16:02

Nathan,

The doubler and bulkhead are abraded with scotch-brite. Solvent cleaned with MEK until no signs of oil and grease deposits on the towel. Epoxy spread onto doubler and assembly placed into a fixture for even pressure and squeeze out of adhesive around the doubler.

Hope I answered your question, anything specific I need to add?

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Sun May 01, 2011 16:07

New style nut-plates installed (industry standard).

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Sun May 22, 2011 15:46

Receiving positive feedback about the spinners and bulkheads. It has been a slow process with the issues of the bulkhead assembly. Once again I appreciate your patience with me! I want things done correctly and that takes time.

Charles

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Mon May 23, 2011 11:30

Nice!

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by joea » Tue May 24, 2011 13:25

Very very nice! Ian will be very proud of his new spinner!

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by lewislech » Thu Jun 09, 2011 16:33

Beautiful work Charles. I just bought an 11AC and when the ferry pilot delivered it the spinner had come lose at the mounting next to the prop. Now I need a new spinner and back plate! Are you at a delivery phase? Please let me know.
Thanks for sharing all the pictures of your work! I know I can fly without it but I want my Yellow Bird to look pretty and your spinner will dress her up nicely.

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Re: 11AC Spinner and Nose Bowl Ring

Post by seaheli » Tue Jun 14, 2011 22:36

I have been away from the shop for a few days, the R&D group has moved me into other positions. I had three schedule changes in two weeks, little tiring.

Charles

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