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  • #16
    Originally posted by DFMiller
    Brian,
    Neat looking project. Did you consider using carbon fiber tubing for the shafts? I imagine it would be even lighter.
    Thanks for posting the pictures.
    Dave
    My local sources for carbon fiber wanted 3 times as much money as I paid for the fiberglass rod.
    Brian Rupnow

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Hawkeye
      Used carbon arrow shafts would be light and you can probably get them free if you know an archer. Get some glue in inserts they are threaded 8-32.
      I ried to find an archery supply locally, but struck out. I only paid $12.50 for the eight foot length of fiberglass rod.
      Brian Rupnow

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      • #18
        Originally posted by brian Rupnow
        My local sources for carbon fiber wanted 3 times as much money as I paid for the fiberglass rod.
        Carbon fiber is crazy expensive. I enjoy flying radio control rags (http://wildrc.com/), and kites that use modern materials for the bones, and it is astonishing the cost of even very small carbon fiber components. Especially so when it is reduced to dust after a minor crash. More and more I'm using brass tubing splints to mend the broken wings

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        • #19
          Originally posted by brian Rupnow
          My local sources for carbon fiber wanted 3 times as much money as I paid for the fiberglass rod.
          Brian,
          I will have to remember that next time I dig into my stock of carbon fiber. I think my daughter is using some of it for Halloween decorations. I shall have to repossess it. I forgot how expensive it is.
          Looking great as usual Brian!
          Dave

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          • #20
            Originally posted by dp
            Carbon fiber is crazy expensive. I enjoy flying radio control rags (http://wildrc.com/), and kites that use modern materials for the bones, and it is astonishing the cost of even very small carbon fiber components. Especially so when it is reduced to dust after a minor crash. More and more I'm using brass tubing splints to mend the broken wings
            But I thought the idea of carbon fiber was it's strength as well as it's lack of weight. ?????

            My model aircraft experience is at least 40 years out of date so all I remember is balsa wood. It was easy to repair, even after the worst crashes. Next day I was in the air again. Sometimes I added steel pins (literally pins as in sewing style pins) for extra strength where needed when splicing the broken balsa wood. Work good: last a long time. Well, a long time in model aircraft years/days anyway.

            The final fate of most of my model aircraft was an inflight explosion when the flames reached the on-board cherry bomb. It's a shame I didn't have a 16 MegaPixel digital camera that took videos back then.
            Paul A.
            SE Texas

            Make it fit.
            You can't win and there IS a penalty for trying!

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            • #21
              For us Brits What is a Pollywog?

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              • #22
                Also called a tadpole= the stage between an egg and a frog or toad.
                In memory of Marine Engineer Paul Miller who gave his life for his country 7-19-2010 Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Freedom is not free, it is paid for with blood.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by garyphansen
                  Also called a tadpole= the stage between an egg and a frog or toad.
                  Not to be confused with a Gollywog!!!!
                  Brian Rupnow

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                  • #24
                    Not a toad, just a baby in between the frog egg and the grown frog .

                    The teeeny tiny one hatches, and starts to grow a tail,, then legs etc, then the tail disappears, and they grow into a frog.

                    Very common to see thousands of them , actually black clouds of them in the water when they hatch.

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                    • #25
                      Now that you're going to harvest so much more power, what work are you going to accomplish. Surely you can light a few LED's or something now.

                      Maybe one of the old toy steam engine "tools" driven by a belt.


                      Finest regards,

                      doug

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                      • #26
                        Well its together.-----So far, so good----

                        Brian Rupnow

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                        • #27
                          So there we have it gentlemen. A short, sweet, succesful project with just enough machining content to make it worth posting.-----Brian
                          Brian Rupnow

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                          • #28
                            AND,,,, May i ask,, "WHERE are the guards for that Bench Grinder" ???

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