Ioneater's Model12 Construction

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  1. Jun 24, 2017 #1

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    I've got wood inbound to begin the wings.

    Those of you with the Senco staplers, what pressures do you recommend to start with? Just received mine and am going to set it up today with a regulator, line drier and modify it to help mitigate overdrive. Thanks!

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    Greg,
    There is a thread on this forum that teaches you how to alter the anvil so that the staples don't drive all the way and you can easily pull them. If pulling them after your epoxy sets is what you were planning to do. I don't use staples, I use weights, but if I did use staples, that's what I would do. Sorry, I'm not too savvy with computers or I would give you the link to the thread.

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    I run 40 psi usually......
     
  5. Jun 24, 2017 #5

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    Thanks fellas, modded the striker and test drove it on some of the wife's loose paint canvases, good to go running between 40 and 60.
     
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    Cool, another 12 in the works. Just leave the staples in... A lot of work for not much gain.
     
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    Oh yeah, Kevin made that point pretty clear in the 2wings FAQ. I'm ready to go when the wood shows up!
     
  8. Jun 28, 2017 #8

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    Man this stuff smells good!

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    Yes very good smell and a great a kit too...
    I am just a little bit ahead of you... lower ribs are done and working on upper ribs..
    Also just ordered my wheels and brakes today, so I can get it "on the gear"
    Congrats on getting the wood kit
    Bill

    PS did you order a wing metal kit yet or just the wood kit??
     
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    No metal ordered yet. I should talk to them about the lead time for that portion. Trying not to jump too far ahead before I even have one part made.

    However, I did purchase an M-14 today, haha. It's going to remain in storage for now but I consider that more of an investment than anything else. I don't think they're going to get cheaper in the future.
     
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    Where did you find your motor?
     
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    Mid-time engine from a Sukhoi in Colorado. Barnstormer ad.
     
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    If anyone else is looking for an engine I have a new one I won't need.
     
  15. Jun 30, 2017 #15

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    Not much to report. Got a couple of jigs prepped for use this afternoon thanks to some guidance from fellow forum members. I also have a better idea what power tools are going to be needed. Harbor Freight is a mile away. Small bites!

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    Good start Greg...

    I found it easier to build the rib in the jig and then flip the jig over insert the wooden dowels and lay another board over everything... then flip the whole assembly and push the jig down to pop out the ribs.....

    The other way is to lift the jig in the air while building the rib then pull out some scrap spacers and drop the jig down....

    I just found I was always knocking a dowel out of place during the building of the rib....

    Give both ways a try and see which one works for you...

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    Sanding the jig, boss. Sanding the jig.....

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    For this style of jig, I like sliding the jig (with the partially glued rib) over the table edge, starting from the tail, and sticking in the dowels as their hole passes over the table lip.
     
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    Noise maker picked up today!

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    Don't leave the staples in. Weight is not the problem but they will rust and look ugly.
    There is an easy way to remove staples and not gouge the gussets
    Use thin plastic ( I used plastic milk jugs) over the gussets cut a little oversize. When dry it makes it so easy to remove the staples and not gouge the gussets.
     

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