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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20145 on: February 07, 2019, 12:16:39 AM »

Man, there's some really strange Harry Potter fan stuff out there.. 

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I will admit it got a chuckle out of me
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20146 on: February 14, 2019, 08:45:52 PM »

I made a thing and got some internet points.  joy.
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20147 on: February 15, 2019, 05:43:23 AM »

darn, that looks great
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20148 on: February 15, 2019, 10:30:45 AM »

Cheers. 
Almost didn't post it 'cause it ended up being a dumb way to do it (a pair of side-table hinges and it would have been a 15 min, 3 step build), but I'm still happy with the way it came out. 
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« Reply #20149 on: February 15, 2019, 10:50:24 AM »

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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20150 on: March 09, 2019, 07:34:15 AM »

Hope everyone is well!
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20151 on: March 13, 2019, 08:00:02 PM »

Reasonably well. 
How's things on your end? 
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20152 on: March 16, 2019, 06:05:54 AM »

Theyíre okay. Just been keeping busy. Trying out a Viking historical re-enactment group, which is kinda fun. Looking for a better job, all that Jazz.
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20153 on: March 16, 2019, 06:54:34 AM »

That's something I didn't know existed. 


https://www.vinlandvikings.org/
Neat. 
Seems like more opportunities for injury than some of the civil war reenactments where they shoot blanks at each other.
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20154 on: March 18, 2019, 09:23:28 PM »

That's something I didn't know existed. 


https://www.vinlandvikings.org/
Neat. 
Seems like more opportunities for injury than some of the civil war reenactments where they shoot blanks at each other.

Iím with Jomsborg (Utland Storm) not Vinland but yeah. I get a few new bruises every time I go to practice lol. But safety is really important and we have a lot of rules. I canít use steel to fight with just yet.
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« Reply #20155 on: March 20, 2019, 08:52:18 PM »

Cool.  Vinland was the first Google result.
Sounds like fun.
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20156 on: March 20, 2019, 08:54:09 PM »

Also, I have my bug's engine apart in my living room
Mostly new parts going back in



Picking up some parts from the machine shop on Friday, got the crankshaft, rods, and flywheel balanced. 
Amazing how simple these things are. 
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20157 on: March 21, 2019, 07:05:30 AM »

shiny

looks like a mini aircraft engine, which it probably is, more or less.

I love the old engine styles, pre computer controlled everything. Precision engineering does amazing things.
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20158 on: March 21, 2019, 08:26:32 AM »

Yep, from what I understand the aircooled vw engine was inspired by aircraft engines from the 30's. 

And some smaller aircraft do run acvw engines - http://www.aeroconversions.com/products/aerovee/index.html
Some run half an engine - http://www.betterhalfvw.com/engine.htm 

It's interesting that they're running the prop off the pulley side of the engine instead of the flywheel.  Wonder what kind of life they get, the prop is going to be pulling the crank forward; plausible they added some reinforcement and a custom bearing.
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Re: Last Word
« Reply #20159 on: March 21, 2019, 11:38:37 AM »

Most small aircraft engines are rated for 2000 hours of run time. You can squeeze 3000 out of some, but generally you're doing a full overhaul every 2000 hours or so.

Which is about what you'd expect from the car (assuming cruising at 100 kph), 200,000 km is around where a small fraction of cars start to die, and with good maintenance you can get more out of them. Aircraft regulations tend to be extremely conservative when it comes to reliability, so it makes sense they would call an engine "dead" pretty early compared to what it is probably capable of.

Most of the planes I have access to currently use the Lycoming O-320: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_O-320. 4 cylinders, no gears, real simple. Overhauling one of these costs about 25k.
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