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Old 30 July 2011, 08:41 PM   #1021 (permalink)
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Nick,
your wings are beautiful.! absolute works of art.
and the speed you are building is also amazing, both inspirational and frustrating at the same time

I cannot wait to see the first assembled shots, they cannot be that far away now.
I am hoping for a MEL trip this fall, and another visit.

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Old 31 July 2011, 11:44 PM   #1022 (permalink)
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I am hoping for a MEL trip this fall, and another visit.

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Hi Pete,
I look forward to catching up again (will be away in October). I've been following your own project on your blog. Just fantastic. Hope you don't mind me posting the link here. I know it's not WW1 but it sure is worth checking out.
Beautiful work.

Laird Super Solution

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Pete,
The Laird is spectacular. I've now bookmarked your blog.
Nick, found some baffles but unsure if they're 220 or not. Do you have any dimensions?
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Old 1 August 2011, 01:17 PM   #1024 (permalink)
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Nick, found some baffles but unsure if they're 220 or not. Do you have any dimensions?
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John
Hi John,
These are the dimensions for the W670. I have a set of Tank engine baffles but they're quite different evidently and are also very heavy steel.
I've tried Vintage Aero Parts plus advertised in Barnstormers but no luck as yet. I may well have to make something much like you guys have done on your Strutter.





I'd be very interested in your baffles if they're the right ones. Many thanks for looking.

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Old 14 August 2011, 12:26 AM   #1025 (permalink)
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Top Port Wing

Nearly finished the top port wing.
Fairleads fitted. Just a bronze bush in the centre and then a spring type one where the cable
exits the inner rib.



This pic shows where the joint rod slides inside the inner rib



Leading edge now skinned. This is done between each main rib.





Outer wingtip support and leading edge tube done.



Just have to make 3 more now!

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Old 14 August 2011, 12:31 AM   #1026 (permalink)
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Simply stunning Nick !

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Old 14 August 2011, 01:49 AM   #1027 (permalink)
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Gorgeous work Nick! Really taking shape now.

A question regarding your wire ferrules. Are they slightly flattened and if so how did you do it?

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Old 14 August 2011, 03:56 AM   #1028 (permalink)
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Brilliant and awe-inspiring.

Would definitely agree that tight fitting baffles to the cowl (incl. between the valve towers) is what is going to keep her cool. If you build your own baffles, would just remind, as you probably already know, the mags would do well with blast tubes. I have seen other installations where the top of the cowl was louvered, but I am hoping your 7-1-2 CHTs will not require that. Certainly would keep the mixture rich for a while.

Such a work of art.
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Old 14 August 2011, 01:01 PM   #1029 (permalink)
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Thanks Tony, Pete and Russ, much appreciated. Good advice too about the baffles Russ.

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A question regarding your wire ferrules. Are they slightly flattened and if so how did you do it?
Yes they are squished so the two wires just fit snugly. Once you’ve cut them to length you put them in a simple jig in a press. The jig only allows them to be squished to a certain depth and it stops them from laying flat in the process.



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Old 15 August 2011, 09:21 AM   #1030 (permalink)
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Thanks Nick,

I suppose that it takes a fair bit of trial and error to get just the right combination of initial diameter and 'squish'.
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