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Offline Craig DeShong

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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #540 on: August 04, 2022, 02:09:12 AM »
Thanks for all the complements!

Kirk:  The jaws belonging to his Mom or Dad are at the marine aquarium at Fort Fisher, NC.  You can stand in the jaws with head room to spare.  Scary enough to keep you out of the ocean, even though they are extinct.

Kim: the prop came with the foam tip protectors.  I’m klutzy enough to ram the end if the prop into something and shatter it, so I’ll leave the tip protectors on till I actually try to run this thing.

To complete the history lesson....
The theropod I mentioned above is an  acrocanthosaurus, the tenth largrest theropod on record; but at 39 feet in length and weighing 6 tons it was still something to be reconed with.
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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #541 on: August 04, 2022, 04:51:16 PM »
Thanks for stopping by.

I ventured out to the shop this morning and made the model nuts and cut the studs; then installed them on the engine case. 

Then I took a judicious look at the engine case front (the part I finished yesterday) and realized that, even though I'd invested several hours filing and sanding the front, there were still a few significant tool marks that really needed addressed.  I'd hate to take this thing to a show and hear someone exclaim, "the guy seems to know something about turning handles, but obviously the use of a file and sand paper is a foreigh concept to him". :naughty:

So I mounted the piece on the lathe again and spent more time removing the scratches and smoothing the contour.  Still not as nice as i'd like, but my hand started cramping from manipulating the sand paper and it had had enough for now.

Below is the final photo before I turn my attention to an engine stand and ignition.

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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #542 on: August 04, 2022, 06:13:51 PM »
That looks mighty good to my eyes, Craig. Awesome!
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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #543 on: August 04, 2022, 07:12:22 PM »
That is really pretty, Craig!   :popcorn:

Can't wait to see it on a stand, with the prop going round and round! :)

Kim

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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #544 on: August 04, 2022, 07:46:50 PM »
Looks good to me  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp:  :wine1:
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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #545 on: August 04, 2022, 08:35:02 PM »
Looks great if you ask me!   :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

edit: went back and looked at the earlier pictures again.  Yeah, ok, I guess there were a few scratches and tool marks, but the latest picture looks beautiful, probably better than any of the original engines ever looked, especially after a run-in with the Fokkers.  LOL

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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #546 on: August 05, 2022, 03:07:01 AM »
again, thanks for the completements.


Can't wait to see it on a stand, with the prop going round and round! :)

Kim

We can only hope Kim.



Looks great if you ask me!   :ThumbsUp: :popcorn:

edit: went back and looked at the earlier pictures again.  Yeah, ok, I guess there were a few scratches and tool marks, but the latest picture looks beautiful, probably better than any of the original engines ever looked, especially after a run-in with the Fokkers.  LOL

The model does exhibit one serious flaw where after completing the machining of one of the cylinders I dropped it on the concrete floor, breaking one of the fins off  :wallbang:  during the Fokker attack you mention, a ricochet broke off one of the cylinder cooling fins. :LittleAngel:

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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #547 on: August 05, 2022, 05:47:40 AM »
Funny you should mention the Fokker attack. Why just yesterday I broke an M3 tap in a block because I'm a clumsy ham fisted git    a Fokker flew by, shot through the shop's open window, and broke an M3 tap off! Such a hazard these days!  :Lol:  :cheers:

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Re: The Le Rhone 9C
« Reply #548 on: August 05, 2022, 08:44:05 AM »
Funny you should mention the Fokker attack. Why just yesterday I broke an M3 tap in a block because I'm a clumsy ham fisted git    a Fokker flew by, shot through the shop's open window, and broke an M3 tap off! Such a hazard these days!  :Lol:  :cheers:

Sounds like we both need to pay a bit more attention in order to eliminate the ‘Fokker scourge’.
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