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  • AviationMetalSmith commented on lukeg22woo's instructable 50+ Mph E-Bike5 months ago
    50+ Mph E-Bike

    They are called Type Nine and Type Ten for a reason, yes, the design was redesigned 9 times... I can't write an entire instructable about fiberglass, I don't do it anymore, and when I built these, the digital camera hadn't been invented yet (It was , but I didn't have one).I did have an 8mm Camcorder, so there are a couple of Youtube Videos that I made:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0akAccfjv4

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  • AviationMetalSmith commented on lukeg22woo's instructable 50+ Mph E-Bike5 months ago
    50+ Mph E-Bike

    Yeah, sorry, I only showed you part of the bike... it's a work-in-progress.The front of the bike is setup with a fiberglass boom , which is designed to carry two lead acid batteries, one on each side. Then there's a platform on top of the batteries, which a passenger can sit on (the weight actually improves the bikes handling) . Then an old iMac computer that died shed its shell, and the plastic was then used for a Fairing. No, I haven't written an instructable on this, it's an ongoing project ,I bought the frame new in January 2001, and it's not done yet.

    Small Frame/Wheels is because BMX Frames are very versatile, and otherwise I would've used a Ladies Frame. This (yellow) bike is the Type 10, a.k.a. Fiberglass Shark Bicycle. My Daughter deserves most of the credit, she designed the Type 9 , a.k.a. Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle, which had 24 inch wheels , but was stolen in 1999. Let me dig up a few photos...The Type 9 Fairing Design is based on the Rooftop Aerodynamic Spoilers, which are common in the Trucking Industry. The Type 9 Fairing took 300 hours to build, and it's loss was quite a blow on account that I hadn't had a chance to make a Mold from it. The iMac, however was pre-flat screen, it contained a CRT , or Vacuum Tube, and the Plastic Case we know to be certified to meet certain Engineering Standards to prevent the Picture Tube fr...

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    Small Frame/Wheels is because BMX Frames are very versatile, and otherwise I would've used a Ladies Frame. This (yellow) bike is the Type 10, a.k.a. Fiberglass Shark Bicycle. My Daughter deserves most of the credit, she designed the Type 9 , a.k.a. Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle, which had 24 inch wheels , but was stolen in 1999. Let me dig up a few photos...The Type 9 Fairing Design is based on the Rooftop Aerodynamic Spoilers, which are common in the Trucking Industry. The Type 9 Fairing took 300 hours to build, and it's loss was quite a blow on account that I hadn't had a chance to make a Mold from it. The iMac, however was pre-flat screen, it contained a CRT , or Vacuum Tube, and the Plastic Case we know to be certified to meet certain Engineering Standards to prevent the Picture Tube from imploding if struck with a ten pound hammer. I don't want to lecture you on the history of Apple Computers , LOL... But that particular iMac made a good Aerodynamic Spoiler, and the dimensions were very close 15"x15"x15" (height, length, width) versus 16"x16"x16" for the Type 9 .

    Small Frame/Wheels is because BMX Frames are very versatile, and otherwise I would've used a Ladies Frame. This (yellow) bike is the Type 10, a.k.a. Fiberglass Shark Bicycle. My Daughter deserves most of the credit, she designed the Type 9 , a.k.a. Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle, which had 24 inch wheels , but was stolen in 1999. Let me dig up a few photos...The Type 9 Fairing Design is based on the Rooftop Aerodynamic Spoilers, which are common in the Trucking Industry. The Type 9 Fairing took 300 hours to build, and it's loss was quite a blow on account that I hadn't had a chance to make a Mold from it. The iMac, however was pre-flat screen, it contained a CRT , or Vacuum Tube, and the Plastic Case we know to be certified to meet certain Engineering Standards to prevent the Picture Tube fr...

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    Small Frame/Wheels is because BMX Frames are very versatile, and otherwise I would've used a Ladies Frame. This (yellow) bike is the Type 10, a.k.a. Fiberglass Shark Bicycle. My Daughter deserves most of the credit, she designed the Type 9 , a.k.a. Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle, which had 24 inch wheels , but was stolen in 1999. Let me dig up a few photos...The Type 9 Fairing Design is based on the Rooftop Aerodynamic Spoilers, which are common in the Trucking Industry. The Type 9 Fairing took 300 hours to build, and it's loss was quite a blow on account that I hadn't had a chance to make a Mold from it. The iMac, however was pre-flat screen, it contained a CRT , or Vacuum Tube, and the Plastic Case we know to be certified to meet certain Engineering Standards to prevent the Picture Tube from imploding if struck with a ten pound hammer. I don't want to lecture you on the history of Apple Computers , LOL... But that particular iMac made a good Aerodynamic Spoiler, and the dimensions were very close 15"x15"x15" (height, length, width) versus 16"x16"x16" for the Type 9 .

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  • 11 Unusual Uses for Baby Oil

    I assure you , helicopters often have a coating of oil on their fuselage already.l. When we lubricate the rotors, daily, it takes about 14 ounces of silicone based grease... and it tends to swizzle off due to the centrifugal force created by the rotation.

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  • Giant Straw Tetrahedron Cluster

    I made mine a flat panel (albeit six sided), and there's no problem with stacking books on top of it. Holds more weight than you would imagine. Build one and see!

    Yes. I used hot-melt glue, but it would melt the straws, so I used bamboo skewers, cut in half , a soldering stand helps hold the three-splint cluster together while you glue the third... I added some photos , above.

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  • AviationMetalSmith made the instructable Giant Straw Tetrahedron Cluster1 year ago
    Giant Straw Tetrahedron Cluster

    I tried this, but with several differences. I used bamboo skewers , and held them together with hot-melt glue. I used a soldering stand to hold two half-skewers together while I glued in the third (third photo)...I am aiming for a flat platform ... This can be made wider and longer... I don't see the point of making a pyramid, like you did... This is called an "Octet Truss", although Buckminster Fuller called it a "Tetrahedral Matrix Truss". I have a Flickr Album with more photos:https://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/albums/72157676171756596/with/27249700475/

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  • AviationMetalSmith commented on gomer394's instructable Home-made Anvil1 year ago
    Home-made Anvil

    I got a piece of 89 pound railroad rail, about 15 inches long...

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  • AviationMetalSmith commented on makjosher's instructable The Anywhere Outlet1 year ago
    The Anywhere Outlet

    You need some threaded Blanking Plugs! Goodness, if a child sticks his finger in the conduit - hole, you'll have a problem:http://www.gordonelectricsupply.com/index~text~5731308~path~product~part~5731308~ds~dept~process~search?gclid=CK7PhcqzvdECFQ-Bswod_NoHrA

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  • My Diy Peltier Cooler - RECOMMISSIONED!

    You should try doing this with a hot-melt glue gun, instead of silicone caulk, or screws, or whatever...

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  • Add metal threads to your 3D prints - make them functional!

    I need to try this on the bottom of a digital camera, where it meets the Tripod... But IDK if it will burn up the camera... thinking about it...

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