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Old 10-28-2009, 12:03 PM   #1306
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Default Re: Ultra Light 55% Extra 260

Any amount of cooling you can get over those larger servos the better, IMO. I milled out the lower case on a Seiko for a friend of mine, and I really think it helped the centering, as well as removing a little weight too!

The SMT components have no issue with the dust and dirt....... But the servo pot, that is a different story.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:38 PM   #1307
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Great info on the Seiko setup possibilities Bob! Thanks, Matt
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:58 AM   #1308
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Last night I filled my trenches, and cowl ring areas, and tonight I came along ways on the finish work. Tomorrow night I will finish the touch up work and if all goes well, I will be able to high build prime fill on Thursday evening and start spline sanding this thing.

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Really wonderful!
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:38 PM   #1309
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Last night I filled my trenches, and cowl ring areas, and tonight I came along ways on the finish work. Tomorrow night I will finish the touch up work and if all goes well, I will be able to high build prime fill on Thursday evening and start spline sanding this thing.

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Good work Mikey!!! Keep up the good work!
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:50 PM   #1310
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What tools were you using to cut and mold the foam the way you wanted?

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Old 10-29-2009, 02:53 PM   #1311
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Bob,

Would it have saved even more weight if you move the motor box all the way to the front right with the engine mount, and have a shorter cowl? Just curious.
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:28 PM   #1312
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What tools were you using to cut and mold the foam the way you wanted?

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I used just a 90 degree angle grinder to take the bulk off, wire brush, 36 grit sand paper, and 80 grit sand paper, thats it.

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:31 PM   #1313
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Would it have saved even more weight if you move the motor box all the way to the front right with the engine mount, and have a shorter cowl? Just curious.
It would, but I think it might change the way it would look with a really short cowling.

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Old 10-29-2009, 10:34 PM   #1314
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yeah, it definatly would not look right with a short cowl!
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Old 10-29-2009, 10:42 PM   #1315
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I had the chance to put a QT. 1/2 of high build prime on the master this afternoon, I also put a single guide coat, so I guess I can spline sand with 80 grit this weekend.

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Old 10-30-2009, 02:21 AM   #1316
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Pardon my ignorance on building Bob, but are you going to make a negative or positive mold for the cowlings?
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:04 AM   #1317
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Pardon my ignorance on building Bob, but are you going to make a negative or positive mold for the cowlings?
Hey Vic,

I will be making a female production lay up mold directly from this master once I finish the surfacing.

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:31 AM   #1318
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I had the chance to put a QT. 1/2 of high build prime on the master this afternoon, I also put a single guide coat, so I guess I can spline sand with 80 grit this weekend.

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SWEET!!! That looks familiar......
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:39 AM   #1319
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Yah, The last time I was doing this was on your cowling I think.

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Old 10-30-2009, 07:45 AM   #1320
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Yah, The last time I was doing this was on your cowling I think.

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Yea, you should have some goodies left over from me too....

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