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2 solvics :)

 

Nah really lets see

 

7 SJ30-2's

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Every thing forward of the boarding ladder was my responsability. From laying wire, attatching the landing gear to fabricating the skin and skeliton from raw aluminum and titanium sheet stock.

 

12 S-92's (2 of them as korean presidential aircraft equivalent to the US's Marine One, just ALOT nicer)

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and heres a link to an article about my work (I remeber putting those 2 specific ones together as a matter of fact, behind black curtains, where no photographs were allowed, and we had to sign NDA's while building them) in fact I even went on their test flights and check flights.

Korean News Article

 

also built some English Coast Gaurd search and rescue birds as well. I belive 4 of them.

and found a picture of one of my creations!

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19 S-76's

The majority were for police, but alot of them went to life flight and personal use.

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Fabricated repair parts for P-3C's (they will always be my favorite bird to work on, and ill always have a soft spot for them esp this specific one 595)

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Also did alot of fab work for global crane, manatuak crane, as well as some other things here and there.

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Just because the sub assemblies are premade does not detract from the fact that I built it. You wouldn't grief the contractor building the house because he didn't cut down and plane the trees himself, or cory because he didn't mine the metal himself. i may not have created something out of raw materials, true.

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I did electrical work for years and never once would consider that fabrication... so by your definition, anyone who slaps on a catback is a fabricator. You are right i should give cory more crap for assembaling planes but under my assumption he has to weld on plates, build brackets and things like that... also i know front ends are not just a slap on and go mod...

 

On computors, i need a cheapo graphics card :)

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have to build this by end of january:

 

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looks a little different now.. we changed some bars on it again

 

 

 

 

 

problem we are running into is not knowing where/how to bend the tubing when we get it in next week.. i don't know anyone with a mandrel bender.. not sure if the pack with sand and weld end caps on then bend will work either

 

 

and then the guys who kept saying they wanted to learn to weld never went to the shop and really tried so we have to find a welder.. the guys are getting kinda mad i wont let them LEARN on the chassis but its a safety thing and i know it wouldnt pass tech

 

metal is 4130 as well.. that part of the chassis is estimated to be right at 60 pounds after completion

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Sarah. You dont want madrel, you want draw form. Mandrel is very unsafe. Sand and endcaps with heat would work but not that safe do to heat. Check 4x4 sites... lots of those guys have benders if close enough to you. Also when welding on the chassis, dont grind the welds, it weakens them. I want a copy of the frame.

 

Cory... is that just rivets in the skins or frame parts to... i know nothing about planes.

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Every part of the plane is riveted. If it is a structrual part (and yes like our cars the skin is VERY important to structural rigidity) it is either dry riveted or wet riveted. The reasons for wet riveting is for parts that seperate interior pressurized surfaces from exterior surfaces, and the next 2 layers beyond that. That plane has to be checked to 30psi at sealevel and have LESS than a 1% pressure drop over 1 hour of static pressure (atleast with the SSJ30's, and P3's) Its rather interesting when you do a pressure check, because some time the FE likes to "Smoke the cabin" where they dump all pressure in a split second. When they do that you get bloody noses, ear aches from hell, and all of the moisture in the air instantly forms droplets making fog so thick you cant see your hand in front of your face.

 

When I was working for sino, i would estimate that the average 10 hour workday involved bucking apx 400-500 rivets, and it would usualy take me and a team of 4 other guys about 3 weeks to build the front end of one of the SSJ30's. So thats about 45000 rivets just in the front 1/3rd of the fusalge. The main fusealage and wings actually used more rivets than we did per square foot of skin. And that plane is SMALL, you have to crawl on your knees inside it. To get into the flight deck you have to crawl on your hands and knees. Even sitting in the passenger area I couldnt sit all the way upright, i had to either slump forwards or backwards quite a bit.

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Sarah. You dont want madrel, you want draw form. Mandrel is very unsafe. Sand and endcaps with heat would work but not that safe do to heat. Check 4x4 sites... lots of those guys have benders if close enough to you. Also when welding on the chassis, dont grind the welds, it weakens them. I want a copy of the frame.

 

Cory... is that just rivets in the skins or frame parts to... i know nothing about planes.

 

 

right now i just want the damn things bent lol found out about a place in florence which is about an hour or so from columbia that might do it.. they've bent stuff for roll cages for a guy we know

 

im trying to avoid heat with the chromoly.. i dont want to try to heat up the metal to bend it easier and then make it more brittle in the end or just mess with the strength all together

 

i'll try to find a 4x4 site.. problem is its not that big in the central SC area because most basic trucks can make it through the trails around here.. there are some rock crawlers in NC and upstate though

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thanks for the link, going to join tonight. a forum full of ass holes is exactly my kind of place.

 

looking to do a chassis lift on the cherokee so i can run 33's, cutting out the rotten fenders and replacing the bumpers with offroad style tubes that I weld myself.

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