Monthly Archives: October 2011

Carved Risers

I have cast risers before, but found that the accurate machining of the cast part was difficult (the tapped holes and bar clamp area). I am trying another way here. This started out as a square billet chunk, with the holes already machined. Then I carve away the excess material by hand with a rotary file. This still gives me complete creative flexibility but ensures better accuracy. This pair took just about 20 hours.




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New England Air Museum

More pics from my second home.

Kully in front of the GAU8 Avenger gatling gun, the weapon housed in the nose of the A10 Thunderbolt 2, aka the Warthog.

F14 Tomcat- an amazing carrier based fighter. The plane made famous in “Top Gun”.

The indestructible Bell “Huey” chopper. Made famous in every Vietnam movie made. Reminds me of my favorite Jedi Mind Tricks line: “special opp, huey chop, gun ship, run shit, gook run when the minigun spit, wont miss, kill shit, spit 4000 bullets a minute, charlie, hit the trigger hit it, I’m in it to win it “.

The original Thunderbolt, ww2 era. Check out the Harley flathead too.


Icarus vid

Hellcat 2

More info on this awesome plane… It was armed with 6 browning .50 cal machine guns, 3 in each wing. Some models replaced 2 of the .50’s with 2 20mm cannons. It also had the capability of carrying a 150 gallon auxiliary fuel tank under the center fuselage. It could be used up during flight to the target area then dropped to reduce drag, or whenever enemies were encountered and the plane needed more agility. 6 unguided rockets could be fitted, 3 under each wing. It had over 200 pounds of armor around the cockpit and the oil tank and cooler, making it extremely tough. In addition it had self sealing fuel tanks. They were made of a high density rubber that could be pierced, but then spring back to essentially seal the entry point. The hot lead would often times not ignite the fuel surprisingly. Some later versions of the plane supercharged the already powerful r2800 radial engine, with a top (level) speed of 417mph.