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Offline Freud

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #480 on: December 29, 2010, 05:23:19 PM »
Same model...........

Both were the same 1/10th scale.

I have no idea how Marlo worked that deal.

Butt......we did return it.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #481 on: December 29, 2010, 05:32:23 PM »
I asked Ray on the HAMB how the slurry is applied? Is it sprayed?

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #482 on: December 30, 2010, 09:26:12 AM »
Freud told me that it's a mixture of fine powder (substance unknown at this time) and kerosene or mineral spirits. It's applied with a 3/4" brush. Then the model is placed in the wind tunnel and where the liquid doesn't evaporate shows up as a dark spot and is considered to be an area that isn't part of the flow layer surface...like a low spot.  I think I got that right.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #483 on: December 30, 2010, 12:05:14 PM »
I talked to Marlo and was filled in with the details about slurry.

The main ingredient is Diatomaceous Earth. It is mixed with Jet A fuel and applied with the brush.

A substitute for Diatomaceous Earth is finely ground chalk board chalk. It's easier to buy Diatomaceous Earth.

In several instances just a specific area of the models was tested.

The 100 HP electric motor moves the air enough that the temp of the air raises 10F per minute. One result is that the JetA

evaporates more rapidly.  The second is that the calculations must be adjusted as the air temp rises.

Diatomaceous Earth can be bought in large quantities if you want to paint your car and see the air flow characteristics as you

drive down the road. It's available in pallet size quantities.

Call Stan Back for pricing.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #484 on: December 30, 2010, 01:29:02 PM »
Wow! Thanks for the in depth report! :cheers:

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #485 on: December 30, 2010, 02:01:38 PM »
I talked to Marlo and was filled in with the details about slurry.

The main ingredient is Diatomaceous Earth. It is mixed with Jet A fuel and applied with the brush.

A substitute for Diatomaceous Earth is finely ground chalk board chalk. It's easier to buy Diatomaceous Earth.

In several instances just a specific area of the models was tested.

The 100 HP electric motor moves the air enough that the temp of the air raises 10F per minute. One result is that the JetA

evaporates more rapidly.  The second is that the calculations must be adjusted as the air temp rises.

Diatomaceous Earth can be bought in large quantities if you want to paint your car and see the air flow characteristics as you

drive down the road. It's available in pallet size quantities.

Call Stan Back for pricing.

FREUD



 In the the drilling industry, we used to use a brand of diatomaceous called Mother Earth.When our brakes got wet, or started to slip, we would dust them with the stuff. Barite also worked, and was similar in consistency.

 
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« Reply #486 on: December 30, 2010, 03:03:47 PM »
The year is winding down and here is another glimpse of the www.target550. com build site.

When Ray sends the url, I'll post it.

This is another example of small items taking a lot of time, but when they are done correctly the

first time, maybe they will never have to be revisited.

As I was headed toward the door, I saw these "hangers."

They is everwhere.

See you tomorrow for the year end somemary.

FREUD
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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #487 on: December 30, 2010, 04:20:40 PM »
Easy Open Instructions for todays post.

Thanks RAY

http://www.target550.com/gallery.htm#p42-44

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #488 on: December 30, 2010, 04:46:25 PM »
I like the paint marker "x" to show welds needed, good idea.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #489 on: December 30, 2010, 05:51:33 PM »
Here's the direct url:

http://www.target550.com/gallery/84_new_plumbing_more_grapes/index.html

It's about more "lines": air, fire suppression...you name it. Last but not least, Freud found more of Hume's grapes on the English Wheel upper arm. Don't ask me, I just report 'em.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #490 on: December 30, 2010, 08:22:26 PM »
REMEMBER, the stem and the seeds are all part of Hume's crush.

I have never revealed that info to Therat.

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #491 on: December 31, 2010, 11:44:01 AM »
We will have a post later today.

From all of us involved with www.target550.com, HAPPY NEW YEAR.

We have been overwhelmed with the attention the website receives.

I am waiting for Therats message to the masses.

THANKS Folks.

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« Reply #492 on: December 31, 2010, 04:21:11 PM »
Here's the url:
http://www.target550.com/gallery/85_happy_new_year/index.html

Happy New Year from the Target 550 team!

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #493 on: December 31, 2010, 06:33:35 PM »
Doc & Ray, 

THANKS----how do you guys feel, as the WINDOW through which we mere mortals get to peep at such a masterpiece being created by such artisans!

This build will be studied for a long time not only for what it may or may not have done in the future---but if for no other reason for the simple way in which very complex things maybe addressed & done.

 THANKS  to Marlo for dreaming big and Hume for striving for perfection on the small!  :cheers:
Miss LIBERTY,  changing TKI  to noise, dust and RUST!!!

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Re: TREITS STREAMLINER
« Reply #494 on: December 31, 2010, 06:58:36 PM »
Yes, thanks for ALL of your groups efforts! I first saw this car on a link on the HAMB. Was impressed from the start.  :cheers: