Builds By Baz - Full scale MKII Colonial Viper


Sandbagger

Sr Member
Cheers Moe. :D

All three legs now finished. All steel. No more wood.

Marathon day of welding today.

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Sandbagger

Sr Member
UPDATE 19 March 2021

SIGH. It's really hard to update all the social media and forums. I have little time on my hands and it eats a lot of it.

As my main aim here is to inspire folks to try their hand at ambitious projects on the path to betterment etc, hopefully it's OK to just post a quick link to the one page where the updates live.

Mods is that ok with you?

Baz.

Here's the link to the latest works in progress.

Secondary Propulsion. Yes – TURBINES!

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Sandbagger

Sr Member
All the running gear is in for the turbines port and starboard. Here's a test startup, sound and motion.


Here's what it looks like on the inside. The tink tink you hear is the tied ends of the temporary rope belts hitting the shroud on the lamp. Took me a few minutes to work out what it was. There were lots of creaks and squeaks initially, but I went over the lot with a can of WD40 and now it runs totally silent until I put the sound on the speakers.


Finally, here's a bit of a look at what's coming in the Viper build.

 

Sandbagger

Sr Member
Thanks guys. Your encouragement is always appreciated.

Right now I am building a work scaffold over the starboard engine nacelle, so that I can install the turbine and drive shaft into the top nacelle.

Cheers, Baz.
 

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