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1/12 Mercury Freedom 7 WIP

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  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, July 6, 2015 9:03 PM

Batteries are almost complete.  I added the Vent Line Connectors and Electrical Connectors.

 These are the Landing System Components

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:32 PM

Finally got back in the shop. Batteries are complete

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 7:55 PM

This is amazing.

-Greg

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, July 17, 2015 4:43 PM

Thanks Greg.

I installed the Attitude Gyros today.

This picture is the Gyros and Bracket prior to Installation

And Installed.  Still have to route the wires, I'll do that after all the systems are installed.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, July 18, 2015 4:49 PM

The Rate Gyros detailed and ready to install

The Rate Gyros installed

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, July 19, 2015 2:47 PM

Amplifier Calibrator Detailed

Amplifier Calibrator Installed

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9:16 PM

Awesome work being done on this build.  Very impressive.  Yes

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  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:38 AM

Thanks Bakster

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 7:31 PM

I'm baffled by many of the detail parts you appear to be scratching.

3D printing perhaps???

-Greg

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 8:01 PM

Thanks Greg.  No 3D printer.  All hand cut styrene and some putty.  Some day I plan on getting a 3D printer.  Sure would come in handy.

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, July 23, 2015 10:38 AM

Holy cow, that is some impressive cutting and carving.

-Greg

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Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:02 PM

Thanks again

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Friday, July 24, 2015 1:27 PM

Latecomer to the party here (there is usually so little activity on this particular forum that a lot of times I don't visit it. Fantastic model you're building there!

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, July 24, 2015 4:53 PM

Thanks Jim.

Spent some time working on the Water Separator and Support Cushion

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    March 2007
  • From: NJ
Posted by JMart on Sunday, July 26, 2015 7:51 PM

This is one of the best space WIPs I have ever read. Thanks for sharing and including so many informative details.

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, August 1, 2015 2:42 PM

Thanks JMart.

I was able to complete the right side Environmental System today.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, August 2, 2015 3:23 PM

Finished the Wire routing.

Right Side

Left Side

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 2, 2015 4:01 PM

Rob...that is incredible work. I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, August 2, 2015 5:02 PM

Thanks Bakster

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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    April 2013
Posted by KnightTemplar5150 on Monday, August 3, 2015 5:00 AM
Every time I check on this thread, there is something new to admire - brilliant work!
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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, August 3, 2015 6:54 PM

Thanks.

Here's the start of the Abort Handle

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, August 6, 2015 6:06 AM

Started the 3 Axis Hand Controller.

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Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, August 8, 2015 9:42 AM

Completed the Abort Handle

 

Started the Harness Release Lever

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, August 9, 2015 10:48 AM

Completed 3 Axis Hand Controller

 

 

Completed Harness Release

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, August 10, 2015 3:04 PM

Completed the Harness Release System

 

Completed the Support Couch and Harness

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 10, 2015 8:17 PM

Rob...I hate to be always chiming in but...that looks awesome!  I can't help but cheer you on! The level of detail that you are putting into this build is astounding.  I am certain that this ship is going to fly when you are done. Bow Down

 

Great job.

Steve

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, August 10, 2015 9:02 PM

Thanks Steve. 

I did a trial fit tonight before I made anymore progress.  So far, so good.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 8:35 PM

Corrected the Abort Handle. It was set up to move rearward. It is now set up to move outboard to start the abort process

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:46 PM

Rob, it looks great.  Let me know when you launch.  I live across the big lake from you.  I will send a ship out for reentry. 

 

 

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