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Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson
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Last Activity: Today, 09:59 AM
Joined: 07-17-2004
Location: Hamburg, New Jersey USA
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  • Brian Jackson
    replied to Crescendo Build
    Thank you, Doug. Always a great learning opportunity when you chime in. To clarify, the main gear rake back distance has not been determined yet; the model plan view shows the max range available before there's mechanical interference. The final gear location will be somewhere forward of where shown....
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  • Brian Jackson
    replied to Crescendo Build
    Hi John, and thanks for the review. Yes, increasing nosewheel loading was the purpose of locating the mains further aft. It's a bit more like the Sport Copter arrangement in that regard.

    I did manage to finish the radiused slot in one of the couplings last night (in previous photos). Still...
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  • Brian Jackson
    replied to Crescendo Build
    Getting there slowly but surely. Noticed some interesting harmonics and bit chatter when I began milling the angled notch. I believe the tip of the part where I started milling was simply too far away from the clamping surfaces of the vice, and the mounting angle only added to the problem. So I did...
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  • Brian Jackson
    replied to Crescendo Build
    So far so good with the milling machine. There's a lot to learn. Spent a week or so making chips from scraps and cut-offs to see how things behaved. Feel confident enough to move on to some actual parts that have been waiting since being taken off the lathe weeks ago. Pictured is the blank billet for...
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  • Brian Jackson
    replied to Crescendo Build
    Haven't posted here in quite some time but have been very busy. I just haven't uploaded photos of progress because it's a lot of redundant operations and you guys have already seen lathing and drilling. But I did get a new milling machine this week. I've never used one before so will be learning. Didn't...
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