Archive for April, 2019

27
Apr
19

We are up to part 14 of the “Big E Story”

27
Apr
19

Molds molds molds

I have been making molds for days now, a slow process of back breaking work for a 67 year old dude. What you are seeing here will be better explained in the video we have been shooting when I can get to it.

What is happening is water based clay laid up against the master and smoothed. Then I build up a styrene box around it and pour the first side of silicone.

Once that sets up the next day I lay up the 1630 two part polyurethane resin and fiberglass cloth for the supporting or mother mold. That sits until the next day.

Then I can remove the styrene and clay and do the second side except this time I use clay for the wall. Pour more silicone and let it sit overnight. Today, Saturday I will do the second half of the supporting mother mold and we have a finished mold.

Tomorrow I’ll take it apart, clean the mold out and make four sections castings in Alumilite for the wheel.

Additionally I have made the hub mold in silicone (sitting next to the section mold) and today I mold the center section connector shaft and spokes to the hub.

Next week I start building the actual model.

25
Apr
19

5 more Big E Story Videos

Feel free to download them. Unlike the sleesy You tube my paid account on Vimeo allows you to download the video. These should never be lost again.

23
Apr
19

Found a place to fly

And on the way home from the studio too. 10 minutes away and SNG’s secret location. In this day and age of drone histeria and big brothers eye this is a private place on the beach where there’s just enough lift to test fly and fly gliders.

What a great way to end the day. ZEN.

23
Apr
19

Big E Story part 4

22
Apr
19

Big E Story Part 3

22
Apr
19

Here they come….




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