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Help! Anyone own the 104" AJ Slick?

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by acerc, May 20, 2018.

   
  1. Snoopy1

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    Ok if you want to end up with a perfectly round hole and dead nuts on 10mm diameter you do the following. Drill the hole with a standard drill just under 10mm I would say 9.75mm would be good. Then take 10mm diameter reamer and drill it Agan with the reamer you end with round hole 10mm in diameter. A drill with only 2 flutes is never round it is always egg shaped. Just hang on a bit I will go down to the workshop and take a picture of the 2.
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    You got it you will be happy. But keep it wrapped up or in some kind of tube to keep it sharp. Make sure it has at least 5 cutting edges on the perimeter.
     
  3. Had to go look at the one I just ordered but it has 6 flutes. The prop is already drilled but not for the 10mm of a Valach shaft, it will thread on but come to a stop at the unthreaded portion. I don't know how much difference there is, not much, but just enough to not fit. The flute should work out real well and seeing them I may one day order an entire set, standard and metric, as we are always having to open up a hole in something.
     
  4. Ok, "ouch", maybe buying sets is not such a good idea. No discount to buy a set versus buying a piece, to have a set of both would be nearly $600. But I won't say never as never come's real quick, ha, I remember not to long ago I said never to anything over a 60"ws. I blew by that so quick I did not even see it go.
    I also said I'd never need anything larger than the DLE 55, ha, I don't have anything that small anymore. Not counting the broken winged profile.
     
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  5. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Just get the tools to drill and ream 10mm, 8mm, 5mm and 4mm. What's the Valach's prop bolt pattern? Have a drill guide for it?

    Props that have all their holes drilled and reamed and drill guide used are Awesome :).
     
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    Just buy one at a time as you need buying full sets are very expensive and not necessary.
     
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  7. I have the prop drill guides and sometime I'll probably get the reaming sets.
     
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  8. You haven't seen the boxes screws and bolts I have, when scratch building just about everything up to 3/8" get's used. And many times, too many, I have sat with a dowel wrapped with sandpaper getting a hole just so. Wing tube guides are a good example, one can only do so much with a standard drill bit, and wood bits don't work well on balsa. So drilling out one or two sizes smaller then using a reamer to finish off with sounds real good.
     
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  9. The reamer came, man what a difference the right tool makes. Just wish the last two items, bonded washers and baffles, would hurry up and get here. I need to start dismantling this half of the shop so it can be moved and butted up to the other (new) half. And once I start that everything will be on hold as in packed, stacked, and no power.
     
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  10. 49dimes

    49dimes Damn I'm hungry

    Sounds like you doing yourself one of those awesome shops. So..... "If you build it...I will come" :yesss: and take your planes :devil-dance:.
     
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