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02-04-2005, 07:44 PM
After much planning and searching I ordered some of the parts to start building a gyrobee. My first order came in today! Although it's only the nuts, bolts, and washers, I feel like a long lost dream has started to happen! I have several other parts that should arrive next week. I can't wait to get started!
02-04-2005, 08:05 PM
I know what you mean. Please post progress and build pics.
02-05-2005, 02:18 PM
I'll try and post my progress. Should be getting my angle on Monday.
02-05-2005, 02:32 PM
Good for you, Tony! There is a growing number of forum members who have GyroBees in various stages of construction.
I bought one that was mostly built, and should finish it up pretty quickly, as soon as the weather warms up.
Good luck with your Bee. Please ask lots of questions on the forum - the answers you get can be very enlitening and helpful to all of us.
Welcome to the club,
02-05-2005, 03:33 PM
Fantastic Tony, you are in for the most amazing trip.
Welcome to the swarm! :)
I was there about 8 months ago. Now I have a completed basic airframe and a few sub-assemblies. Its a great feeling. Good Luck!!
02-06-2005, 03:56 AM
Seems there's quite a few of us Bee builders in various stages of progress. I started my project with little more than a few sticks of T6 and a hack saw, and over the months, with much practice and preparation, have managed to produce most of the airframe components, though I'm not quite ready to unitize them beyond the test-fit phase.
You're going to love the fabrication aspect... With every part you finish, you'll be holding a piece of your very own aircraft in your hands. I like being intimately familiar with every angle, edge, surface and hole. It'll be a unique bond of man and machine.
Some say I spend a ridiculous amount of time sweating the minutest of details, and perhaps I do. But in the end it's all about quality and doing the job right. With this being my first Gyro project, like you and many others, there's a feeling of reassurance when little is left to chance. My ship and I must trust each other for our physical well being... there's something very poetic about the experience of building a flying machine.
Keep us posted on your progress. Cheers.
02-06-2005, 04:30 PM
Way to go Tony!!
Remeber...measure twice, cut once, look hard, measure again, etc. etc. etc!!! :D
Was up today in the "Bee" toolin' around with GyroRon. Ain't nothin' like it in the world. :D :D :D Keep the building going even if its just a little progress..and look at it as a bunch of small things instead of one big gyro, it'll make it easier to make good dprogress!!
02-06-2005, 09:15 PM
... and make every scenario a learning experience (http://www.gyrobuilder.com/qb/drilling2.htm)
02-07-2005, 03:25 PM
Thanks all. My angle stock came in today and I'm hoping to start on some off the pieces tomorrow. Today I practiced drilling some holes in some old aluminum I had laying around. I used a method similar to Brians. Tomorrow I hope to do some cutting. :D
02-07-2005, 06:36 PM
Nice Tony!! Hoping to hear more from you, so I can learn also. Just picked up a drill
press from Home Depot yesterday and can't wait to join in on the fun :)
02-08-2005, 02:18 PM
Well today I cut and drilled my 2 seat braces. :) I then bolted them together
and they actually lined up! :D Tomorrow I'll start some more parts.
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