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Martian30/12/2018 18:47:12
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Doing well Tony by the way is that the drone seen at Gatwick

Tony Bennett30/12/2018 18:52:44
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Nope.

It's one i found while walking the dog this morning.

Tony B

Tony Bennett08/01/2019 22:05:14
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Well i have done something at last.

i have used oleos for the suspension and altered how the trailing arms fit to the wing.

i used a tube and will slide the ends of the arms into that, then the cross brace wires will hold it together.

all soldered up and tested, works a treat.

next job is to design and print the wheels and fit the printed oleo covers.

Tony B

Danny Fenton08/01/2019 22:22:10
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Looks brilliant Tony, well done
Colin Leighfield08/01/2019 23:45:25
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Very neat.

Martian09/01/2019 12:14:16
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Love it Tony

Tony Bennett09/01/2019 21:10:04
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Been playing at designing the wheel.

this is the inside of the wheel. the hub will fix to the axle and the rest of the wheel will rotate round it.

the outer half of the wheel.

i need to work out how to fit a hidden collet to the axle.

but i will plod on.

Tony B

Colin Leighfield09/01/2019 22:33:01
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Excellent Tony. Will you use PLA and are you happy it will be strong enough?

Tony Bennett10/01/2019 09:14:23
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i used PLA on a smaller wheel i tested on a small model,

After slamming it into the ground a few times, all was well.

But it is all experimental anyway.

Tony B

Colin Leighfield10/01/2019 11:07:17
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Interesting, I still haven’t got very far with my printer beyond doing some test pieces. I haven’t got to grips with the software. Like everything else, it’s still a lack of time because of trying to do too much, entirely my own fault,

Tony Bennett10/01/2019 19:29:35
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now i wonder if i should fit the brake retaining arm. Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Oh why not.

he he he

Tony B

Tony Bennett10/01/2019 21:01:59
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Cross bracing wires added to the u/c trailing arms.

Then i printed the prototype brake drum for my wheels.

these will be fixed to the axle and will be used to stop the oleos moving sideways.

I hope to print the prototype wheel rim tomorrow and have a test fit.

Tony B

Tony Bennett11/01/2019 20:46:33
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Well i didn't get round to printing a wheel. ho hum.

did the trailing arm covers instead, well i/2 of one anyway.

trial fit of all the covers.

The trailing arm covers will be wrapped in strips of silk and painted silver to try and match the full size.

Tony B

Tony Bennett13/01/2019 20:16:28
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starting to fit all the 3d printed parts to my u/c.
the wheel hubs have come out the wrong size so i will have to reprint them later, but they worked well enough for testing purposes.
I also wired up the esc and got the motor running.

Tony B

Colin Leighfield13/01/2019 21:41:50
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Looking very good Tony.

Tony Bennett14/01/2019 18:58:17
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Ha the first wheel is printed off and it all fits and works.
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.
the brake drum will be fixed to the axle and the wheel will rotate round it. just got to make a tyre and paint it all.
will print the second one tomorrow.
Tony B.
Martian14/01/2019 21:43:20
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That is brilliant Tony , any chance of your files 😎

Edited By Martian on 14/01/2019 21:44:09

Tony Bennett14/01/2019 22:44:47
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Not yet sir.

needs refining a bit more yet.

Tony B

Danny Fenton14/01/2019 23:32:09
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Looks terrific Tony, well done

Cheers

Danny

Martian15/01/2019 10:40:41
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Posted by Tony Bennett on 14/01/2019 22:44:47:

Not yet sir.

needs refining a bit more yet.

Tony B

Ok Tony thanks mate

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