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Old 02-23-2023, 02:20 PM
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spoke to a mate I know last night who is very good with a lathe and mill, he will do the machining so that I can for a set of elektron 50mm brakes to this beast.
Old 02-24-2023, 03:01 PM
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Electron 50mm brakes have been ordered!
Need to pull the legs out of the fuz & box up all those bits to give to my mate Russell so he can do his magic.
Old 02-24-2023, 07:58 PM
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Stripped everything out and have removed the undercarriage legs.

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Old 03-07-2023, 10:18 PM
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Brakes have arrived from Electron retracts in Spain, very fast shipping via DHL.

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Old 03-08-2023, 02:12 PM
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ok this will be a dumb question but will put it out there.I'm putting together a giant scale Cessna 182T 35% and want to replicate the seat belts and buckles. From what I can see in photos it uses a lap and shoulder arrangement very similar to cars including the buckle.
Any idea how to replicate the buckle? Ideally I would like to be able to undo it so I can put in and remove the pilots.
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Old 03-21-2023, 02:41 PM
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thanks to another modelers idea I have something that may work.
I made up a test one using a female 9.5mm electrical connector and heat shrink, the seat belt can attach via the male spade end. I think this may work. Not perfect but still not bad.

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More small scale goodies are on the way. Machining for the brakes is underway.
Old 03-21-2023, 03:10 PM
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That is a BRILLIANT idea!
I have to say Im really happy to see that this thread that I started over 10 years ago is still going. It really is a wonderful wonderful aircraft. Im excited to see your first flight. And I really appreciate the wonderful pictures. If you could possibly post some video on YouTube and provide us a link, I would really appreciate that.

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Old 03-22-2023, 01:39 PM
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mate will be quite a while before first flights, I have another project on the bench as well.
I'm still gathering bits and will do a few things to the cessna in between.
Once I get the brakes and wheels etc back I'll get it back on its wheels and can do a few things.
Old 04-21-2023, 05:43 PM
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Not much to report except I am waiting on the brakes machining to be done. Once it is back on its wheels I'll progress.
I have it sitting on nose wheel and a carboard box at the rear. I bumped it the other day and it nearly toppled over, luckily the front seats were there and stopped it however they got some cracks around where the rear and seat meet and will need to be reinforced.
The seats are quite flimsy to say the least. Thinking to use CF mat underneath and up the back then blend and paint.
Ordered the new AR ILS-03 lights controller too, will sell the ILS-01 that came with the model.

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Old 05-26-2023, 02:37 PM
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Default Cessna nose and main wheels

Originally Posted by TSHARK203
Funny you should mention brakes on the Cessna. I just outfitted mine with a set of brakes. Out of the 5 Ive had this is the first with brakes. They are not necessary but just add the cool factor to say look I can stop the plane. I have a set og Glennis Wheels that I had ordered with brakes for the cessna way back when. Ive had this plane for I dont even know how many years now and still have not flown it as i keep adding more crap to it.

Darn TShark.
Your wheels make your plane look so scale. Can I ask where you purchased them from?
Old 05-26-2023, 03:26 PM
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Think he said Glennis who are out of business.
Old 05-26-2023, 03:29 PM
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I'm still waiting on the machining to be done for the brakes. Not wanting to do anything till I get it back on it's wheels and it is stable. I do have a pile of little scale goodies on the way and trying to sort some pilots.
Going to get some illuminated Garmin screens for it, G1000. The bezes are #d printed and I found a place in Netherlands who can supply programmed mini screens in correct size that will have a representation of G1000 screen, flight instruments on one and Nav on the other. Bit of cool factor to salve my inner geek.
Those will be the next thing on the shopping list.

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