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Old 19th September 2017, 10:36 PM   #151
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I found the correct seat on Ebay in the US.

How is it that for around $110 AUD, I can buy a single item from the US and get it here, but if I buy it from an Australian supplier that orders them in bulk, they charge me $130?

Crikey!

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I bet it will arrive sooner from the USA than if you ordered it locally too.
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Old 20th September 2017, 10:54 PM   #152
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^^^ Sounds about right....

Tonight's progress update:Tackling Viper Forces
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Old 6th October 2017, 6:05 PM   #153
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I've now started cutting the formers for the cockpit. Looks like I'll be welding a steel box-frame inside to support the weight of the cockpit, occupant and to hang the nose from the front firewall. I also finished the nose intake grill.





Meanwhile, the centre joystick arrived. It's pretty ballsy, a lot bigger than I thought it would be. Doesn't feel like a toy.



As a side-project, trying to spread my productive time through the nights as well, I am making the flight suit, complete with helmet. I'm still waiting on our local law authorities for permission.permit for the sidearm.

This is a reference photo, not mine.


Here's where I'm at with the helmet.



To catch up with the full build and all the gritty details, come this way >>> http://www.buildsbybaz.com/category/viper-build/
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Another amazing project. Looks like it's really going well.
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Old 7th October 2017, 2:25 PM   #155
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Another amazing project. Looks like it's really going well.
Thanks Ma.
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Old 9th October 2017, 9:28 PM   #156
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This week the seat and the Wulfsberg radio for the starboard panel arrived.





I've been playing with perspex in the oven, brought to temperature and pressed over a curved surface to practice for the visor when it comes to it.



The helmet turned out to be a bit too fitting, leaving no room for padding so I increased the scale by 10 percent and did it again.



I'm also starting on the flight suit vest, using materials I found in roadside dumpings.

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Old 10th October 2017, 7:06 PM   #157
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When things go wrong....

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Old 16th October 2017, 11:34 PM   #158
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Work on the sidearm. Just about to chop it up to make it compliant with state law.

Full build article here >>> http://www.buildsbybaz.com/viper-pilot-sidearm/




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