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1/24 GEMINI 9A part 2

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58 minutes ago, Slartibartfast said:

That's a tubing cutter.  Most hardware stores should have them.

 

Also called pipe cutters. Some are designed specifically for plastic pipe/tubing. 

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Thanks guys, :worship:

what that is, I also know, more helpful would be a link to the provider, but I think, that Pete can help ... up040577.gif

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This is what they look like Manfred ... and I bought these a few years ago at my local hardware store in the plumbing section.

This BIG one I use for larger diameter PVC piping, the middle one for both PVC and Copper piping ( if I need to repair some plumbing in the house ... ) and the little one for small diameter piping.

 

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For those with a burning thirst for knowledge, tubing is specified by inside diameter while pipe is specified by outside diameter.  This won't make a difference when hunting for a cutter.  I used both the smallest and middle cutters in Pete's photo when I worked at a chemical plant.

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Yes, and the MAIN rule of piping....I.D. MUST be smaller than O.D. and make sure the hole is inside the diameter on both ends.:woot.gif:

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13 hours ago, K2Pete said:

This is what they look like Manfred ... and I bought these a few years ago at my local hardware store in the plumbing section.

This BIG one I use for larger diameter PVC piping, the middle one for both PVC and Copper piping ( if I need to repair some plumbing in the house ... ) and the little one for small diameter piping.

 

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Thanks Pete for the nice Tool show ... :worship:

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The thing one learns on this forum! ..... " ... tubing is specified by inside diameter while pipe is specified by outside diameter. " ... I did NOT know this!  :thumbsup:

 

 

Filled the BIG seam with styrene scraps ...

 

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I've been battling a bad chest cold and tried breathing in Putty fumes to help clear it out ...

 

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I bored out the RCS thruster holes in prep to install aluminum tubing to represent the thrusters themselves

 

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But while inserting a tube or two I noticed that the holes I had just bored out were way-y-y- off ... What ... The ... Fudge? I still can't figure out how I did that.

And I had heard back from Revell of Germany that this item I asked them to replace was a cull item and could not be replaced, so I needed to build another RCS section from scratch ...

 

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2 core circles from .040" styrene wrapped with a strip of .060" styrene and dipped in boiling water and bent

 

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and clamped ...

 

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While waiting for the clamping to cure, I added some washers that were sanded away  ...

 

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... and a dry fit so far ... 

 

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After the new RCS section is built, it's just cosmetic things left, gold foil in the Aft section, paint and decals ... and final assembly ... I should be able to complete this build in the next week or two.   :yahoo: and then participate in the 1st Moon Landing GB!

 

Thanx for looking in on this build gents!

Pete

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Not much left of the original kit... great work. Can't wait to see it finished.

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