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Old 05-04-2016, 12:22 AM
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Thanks for watching sharunas, but no problem.
I can understand you very well, nevertheless I am delighted at your continued interest.

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Wow so great details!! so, all that work cost just 1 eur cent? Lol

Good job
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but sometimes all the more more nerves.

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Hello everybody,

and with the cover strips it went on. They are as well as the strips for angle profiles and T-beams all hand cut, unfortunately not by Evergreen.

And this is the fifth and last cover strip, here on B-4.



And so now to the profiles, and there was as next the Rainbird B-2, whose profiles correspond to those of B-1, which also reach to the upper screws belt.


Source: NASA

Here the B-2 is already completed, with angular and T-profiles.





The same arrangement of the profiles is used on B-3, which is standing on the Blast Deck, here first the angular profiles.



And now follows the B-4, whose profiles are shorter on all three MLPs than that of the other birds, for whatever reason, as you can see here in the picture with Andrew Scheer.


Source: flickr.com (Andrew Scheer)

What must be, must be.



And here are the two Birds B3 (right) and B-4 (left), in which only missing the rear T-beams,



which tomorrow form the crowning conclusion of this chapter.

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Hello everyboy,

welcome for the Rainbird Finale.

Now follow the missing T-beams of the last two Birds B-3 and B-4.

Next in line was the B-3, for which the webs were glued in a proven way first,



and then on it the flanges.



Then the same procedure on bird B4, as usual.



That with the shorter profiles of this bird I had already explained.



Now only the protruding H-beams have to be straightened.


And so the nice flock of birds is now finally complete.





And barely fledged, the birds want to swarm out already.

And in celebration of this milestone, I have now got the MLP out of the cupboard to see how the rainbirds would fit. And I'm very satisfied and mean that they fit quite well.



Only the recesses in the Blast Deck have to be adapted, since they are a bit too small, especially for the A-2. And with paint finish all things will surely yet look a bit better.



That's it for today, and this Milestone of course calls for a celebration!

In this sense, Cheers!

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Old 05-05-2016, 07:02 PM
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And speaking of cheers......three cheers for the birds and the end of that chapter! Your determination to get everything right and see the thing through is admirable. So, what's next? <vbg>
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Old 05-06-2016, 12:28 AM
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Thanks Elliott for your nice compliments.

Well, now I will come back again to the tricky labyrinth of the SSWS Pipes, of which I was digressing to the Rainbirds.


Source: NASA


Source: NASA (Street View)


Source: NASA
And that will certainly again be a great challenge.

And therefore please keep your fingers crossed again.

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Hello everybody,

and after a short breathing-space back to the SSWS pipes that I had involuntarily to leave so about a year ago because of the emergency surgeries to the exhaust chambers (SRB/SSME). Man oh man, how fast time flies ...

And then I realized again how fast one is out of business and must try to understand all the pipe details again.

Therefore, here as a reminder again the known drawing with the respective pipe diameters.


Source: NASA

And so therefore, a new start for the big 24'' main pipe (Ø 4 mm). The 36 supports for this line I had already completed at that time.



Since within the MLP Report now also some NASA drawings are available, I have used this one as a template for a bending jig.



However, this drawing had at first to be adapted from the initially geometry of the SRB Holes (1:160) to their widened shape (1:144).







Then I have transferred and cut out the inner contour of the ring line onto an 8 mm balsa board.





And around this template the rod (Ø 4 mm) is then bent under a hot air stream.





And this I'll try tomorrow.

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Old 05-10-2016, 04:00 PM
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You can never catch a break, can you?
Nice work on the birds and good luck on the ssws pipes
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Old 05-10-2016, 04:21 PM
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Thanks PE for your best wishes.
BTW, small breaks I must allow myself occasionally for relaxing.

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