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Powered by Sterno made of wood, sounds like a recipe for fire. It took two cans of heat to get it moving the first time but continued to spin almost a...
Materials used: 1/4" x 5.5" x 48" poplar .037" x 12" x 24" birch plywood 1/2" x 5.5" x 24" poplar 1- 4" long shawl pin 4- 1/8" plastic be...
I built a jig to assemble the rotor rims using a very flat support board, a 1/8" thick plywood circle the inside diameter of the rotor's 1/8" plywood ...
Notice the small tabs on the rotors (tips of pencils), the rotor hubs need to be glued so the rotors are mirrored.
I drilled a hole into my build table ( square with the surface) so the hubs would glue up square.
The rotor blades are quit thin and very flexible. To assemble them I simply twisted each blade to lock the two tabs onto the 1/8" plywood ring, one ta...
I attatched the support body halves to my build table so when I glued up the ribs and stringers they would remain straight.
Gluing on the ribs I used a square to insure they wre too. note: if you cut with a laser the glue faces need to be sanded square.
I used a small pair of vise grips to support the axle and rotor assembly while the JB WELD cured.
Finish by gluing the support to the base and fit the saucer to hold the Sterno can.
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Posted:Nov 28, 2010
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