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  • David Merriman with a hoarse voice: " Swear to me!"
    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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      • Okay Dave. I'll take one for the team, and accept the yelling. I would like to learn, soooo......What are you doing with the heated up exactly blade?

        Tim

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        • Originally posted by SubICman View Post
          Okay Dave. I'll take one for the team, and accept the yelling. I would like to learn, soooo......What are you doing with the heated up exactly blade?

          Tim
          https://youtu.be/YWyCCJ6B2WE

          Hey! I'm here to learn as well, Tim.

          There are situations where a store-bought blade or file face is unsuitable for a specific task -- the geometry of the work precludes use of a straight blade edge or file face to cut or abrade away material. The solution is to bend your hand-tool to a shape that will accomplish the task at hand.

          Simply take the tool to a red heat, bend as required, and get to work.

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          And you may find that a stock blade is not suitable for a task. In such a case I use the store-bought blade as a 'blank' and grind and hone the blade to a shape suited to the task. A good example of this is the re-shaping of a #11 X-Acto blade into a pull-scrapper -- in this case a tool to undercut a length of square stock to give it the sectional form of a 'T', representing American submarine external safety-track.

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          A set of #11's have been ground into specialized chisel points. These needed to form these sail vent louvers. (Incidentally, this is the master that later gave form to the tool that produced the sail for the 1/72 THRESHER model I'm currently assembling).

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          David
          The Great and All Powerful



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          • Thanks for the lesson Dave. I honestly never thought to make a new tool like that.

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            • Originally posted by SubICman View Post
              Thanks for the lesson Dave. I honestly never thought to make a new tool like that.
              Necessity is the mother of all Invention.

              David
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                  • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post





                    What sizes are those self made scribes?

                    Make it simple, make strong, make it work!

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                    • MTRONIKS BITES ME IN THE ASS... YET AGAIN!























                      Hurumph!......
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                      • I literally just had a customer's SUB10 blow up just like this again, too, David. Happened on Wednesday.

                        I'm going to reach out and see what the hell is up. We had this issue a few years ago, too. Looks like MTroniks is taking shortcuts in QC. I'm going to need to source a new line of products, unfortunately.

                        Bob

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                        • Originally posted by RCSubGuy View Post
                          I literally just had a customer's SUB10 blow up just like this again, too, David. Happened on Wednesday.

                          I'm going to reach out and see what the hell is up. We had this issue a few years ago, too. Looks like MTroniks is taking shortcuts in QC. I'm going to need to source a new line of products, unfortunately.

                          Bob
                          Agreed. What is likely happening is this: 1. they source a different (cheaper/more reliable) supplier of parts, the part(s) are flawed; and 2. Mtroniks is not batch testing assembled ESC's to a significant degree before releasing these products for sale. Seems to be a cyclic problem with these guys.

                          But to be fair, with the rare exception, I love their stuff!


                          David
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                          • Originally posted by RCSubGuy View Post
                            I literally just had a customer's SUB10 blow up just like this again, too, David. Happened on Wednesday.

                            I'm going to reach out and see what the hell is up. We had this issue a few years ago, too. Looks like MTroniks is taking shortcuts in QC. I'm going to need to source a new line of products, unfortunately.

                            Bob
                            I told you guys 2 years ago that their stuff was crap. Cheap Chinese parts have taken a toll on this company. I have 2 sitting here that burned up, and MTronics wanted me to ship them back to the UK on my dime. They’re still here.
                            Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                            • Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

                              I told you guys 2 years ago that their stuff was crap. Cheap Chinese parts have taken a toll on this company. I have 2 sitting here that burned up, and MTronics wanted me to ship them back to the UK on my dime. They’re still here.
                              You got an alternative that's better? I'm all ears, Casey.

                              David
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                              • Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                                You got an alternative that's better? I'm all ears, Casey.

                                David
                                There are always alternatives. If the one I have in the Blueback goes south, I’ll find one.
                                Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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