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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 Saturday, October 10, 2015 12:00 PM

Buckeye

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

Mike

 

 

Thanks Mike.  It's all about impressing the better half. 

 

Painted the Antenna Fairing sturcture Green Zinc Chromate. Made the Drogue Chute Cables, the wiring juction box, and the Brackets for the Horizon Sacanners

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, October 10, 2015 1:40 PM

The Vycor Dielectric Window on MR-3 was different than the MA-6 configuration.  I removed the rivets from this area.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, October 11, 2015 6:19 PM

Added the new straps and rivets to the Vycor Dielectric Window.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Monday, October 12, 2015 11:32 AM

Amazing.

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, October 12, 2015 7:46 PM

First coat of paint on the Antenna Fairing.  Flat Black.  Flat white tomorrow.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8:23 PM

I painted the Vycor Dielectric Window flat white, then painted the flat black portions with a light coat of gun metal.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, October 16, 2015 8:37 PM

Started assembling the inside of the Antenna Fairing

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:03 AM

Drogue Chute and cables installed

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Sunday, October 18, 2015 10:11 AM

Amazing work!Toast

Mike

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    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, October 19, 2015 8:25 PM

Thanks again Mike

 

Vycor Dielectric Shield is in place.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, October 22, 2015 7:31 PM

I was starting the Ejection Tower and realized during research that there are 2 electrical connectors coming from the Recovery Section to the Tower.  I had these going to the Antenna Fairing, so I'm remaking the Vycor Dielectric Shield and cleaning up some of the wiring in the Antena Fairing.

 

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, October 24, 2015 11:10 AM

Corrected Shield and Antenna Fairing

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, October 26, 2015 8:42 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:37 AM

This is really going to be something when it's done.Cool

Mike

  • Member since
    October 2006
  • From: Tucson, AZ
Posted by Archangel Shooter on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 1:50 PM
This is a truly an amazing build you're doing here. Your craftsmanship and detailing is masterful. Wouldn't it be great is they came out with the Gemini and Apollo in the same scale.

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 On the bench: So many hanger queens.

 

 

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    March 2015
Posted by qlabs on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 2:22 PM

I just came across your build. Amazing!

What did you use for the parachute lines and the seat backing?

Really looking forward to more progress, keep up the amazing work!

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 8:45 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

 

The seat pads were made from a car wash shamy.  Parachute lines are masking tape folded on itself and cut to width.

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, October 30, 2015 9:55 PM

Escape Rocket with added straps, hardware, and rivets

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, November 1, 2015 9:48 AM

Aero Dynamic Wedge Restraint Cables

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, November 1, 2015 12:39 PM

Just painted the Escape Tower. Pictures coming after it dries

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Sunday, November 1, 2015 7:40 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Monday, November 2, 2015 7:42 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:29 AM

How were you able to get the new bolt heads spaced so precisely?

Mike

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Thursday, November 5, 2015 8:44 PM

Buckeye

How were you able to get the new bolt heads spaced so precisely?

Mike

 

Big SmileVery Carefully. 

 

I think this looks much better

 

Aerodynamic Wedge installed. Looking up into the Escape Tower

 

Disconnect to the Recovery Section

 

Aerodynamic Wedge Tethers installed

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    February 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Friday, November 6, 2015 11:26 AM

This thing may actually fly when you are done with it!

Mike

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Friday, November 6, 2015 5:47 PM

Buckeye

This thing may actually fly when you are done with it!

Mike

 

 

Funny guy.

 

I addd the Antenna Fairing Cover today

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, November 7, 2015 1:28 PM

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

  • Member since
    June 2005
  • From: Novi, Mi
Posted by Lancair IV on Saturday, November 7, 2015 9:12 PM

Painted the remaining stands

 

Rob Byrnes

Novi, Mi

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