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Offline CHARLES DEBOER

Re: XL-D-06 progress
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 09:10:02 AM »
I followed the plans and turned them on my buddies lathe.
I was very confused by what I thought were two rectangles on page #8A.  It would have been much clearer if the dimensions had the word  "dia." or "Diameter".  As I stated earlier I am a complete novice and when I see something that looks like a square or a rectangle I can't get beyond it.  Now that I read the note for the tenth time " Alum. filler must move freely in tube" that finally put things in the proper perspective.  Thank-you for your help and patience!

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Re: XL-D-06 progress
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 09:56:29 AM »
You are welcome Charles. I believe that this forum exists to help other builders. Duo you need a better picture of the engine mounts?
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Offline CHARLES DEBOER

Re: XL-D-06 progress
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2014, 10:19:11 AM »
Yes!  Please and thank-you.

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Re: XL-D-06 progress
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2014, 09:31:03 PM »
Here you go Charles.....
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Offline CHARLES DEBOER

Re: XL-D-06 progress
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2014, 10:50:33 PM »
Thanks John, I finally got the spools for the engine mount made.  Our local EAA chapter 723 has a lathe manufactured around 1900.  One of those huge iron monsters with a huge over head flat belt drive, a four jaw chuck and no index markings that tell you how much you have moved the cutter.  Every cut must be eye balled and measured with calipers or micrometer.  What a job.  It took me three days of steady work to make eight pair of steel and aluminum engine mount spools.  I made an extra set just because I had the material and figured that I would mess one or two up in the process.

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Re: XL-D-06 progress
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2014, 11:28:02 PM »
You are welcome sir.
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