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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 Sunday, September 13, 2015 9:53 AM

Thanks Mulbin,

     Please share.  My e-mail is rbyrnes@twmi.rr.com

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    September 2015
Posted by Mulbin on Sunday, September 13, 2015 1:33 PM

I'll send some bits though later!

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, September 13, 2015 6:31 PM

Thanks Joe.  I got your e-mail.  Great stuff.

Finished the rivets in the Recover Compartment. I have no idea how many, nor do I care right now......

 

Test Fitting again

Foiled and primed the Parachutes

And another test fit

Time for more details

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 13, 2015 7:22 PM

Unbelievably, this just keeps getting better............

-Greg

  • Member since
    August 2015
Posted by PlasticFanatic on Monday, September 14, 2015 7:54 PM

We're not worthy! We're not worthy! (while on knees before computer monitor, raising hands and bowing in total supplication)

Seriously, that's a IPMS Nationals best-in-class, if not best-in-show worthy build. I am in awe of your innovation, talent and skill. Just amazing work, Lancair!

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 11:19 AM

Thanks Gents. 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 8:45 PM

Added the Hoist Sling Attachment Brackets and extended the Antenna Fairing Ejector Motor Gun Tube

 

 

Made the Pilot Chute Chute Ejector Gun and Projectile

 

 

Added detail to the Parachute

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 8:26 PM

More Recover Compartment Details

 

Aneroids

 

Plenum Chamber

 

Recover Relay

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, September 18, 2015 5:12 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    November 2009
Posted by artworks2 on Sunday, September 20, 2015 12:17 AM

Very well planned model I'd say!!! Did you use Plastruct to fabricate all the louvers and channeling?

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, September 21, 2015 8:04 PM

Some of the parts going into the Recovery Compartment

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, September 21, 2015 8:05 PM

artworks2

Very well planned model I'd say!!! Did you use Plastruct to fabricate all the louvers and channeling?

 

 

Thanks Artworks2.  I use a varity of Plastruct and Evergreen.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 11:24 AM

I'm amazed at the detail you are putting into this!  How did you make all the placards on the parts for the the recovery compartment?

Mike

 

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:01 PM

Buckeye

I'm amazed at the detail you are putting into this!  How did you make all the placards on the parts for the the recovery compartment?

Mike

 

 

 

Thanks Mike,

The data plates / placards are decals that I made and printed out on my Inkjet Printer.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:13 PM

It looks awesome. 

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, September 25, 2015 4:41 PM

Recovery Compartment ready to be glued together

 

Last Trial fit before glue

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, September 26, 2015 9:49 PM

Spectacular, Rob!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, September 27, 2015 11:45 AM

Thanks John.

 

Parachutes ready to install

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, September 27, 2015 12:13 PM

Installed Parachutes

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Monday, September 28, 2015 11:33 AM

Fantastic!  Love how all your wire bundles came out.

Mike

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, September 28, 2015 6:30 PM

Thanks Mike.

 

Started the UHF Decent & Recovery Antenna by bending up some .032 Brass Rob and soldering together.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:58 PM

UHF Decent & Recovery Antenna ready for paint

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 11:29 AM

All I can say is wow!

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:10 PM

Thanks

Painted UHF Decent & Recovery Antenna

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 8:20 PM

Installed UHF Decent & Recovery Antenna

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, October 5, 2015 7:23 PM

Spent a lot of time with old friends that came in for my daughters baby shower, so I didn't get a lot of work done. Today I was able to make the Horizon Scanners, Drogue Chute Mortar. Drogue Chute, and Antenna Fairing Structure.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 8:09 PM

More work on the Antenna Fairing

 

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, October 8, 2015 6:39 PM

Painted and assembled Horizon Scanners

 

 

Painted Drogue Chute Motor

 

 

Drogue Chute

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Friday, October 9, 2015 11:28 AM

Had to show this to my wife the other night and even she was impressed! Big Smile

Mike

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