Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BB Ver. 2.0!

This is the final ball bearing version. Loctite in the frame is 100% effective but this version is much more user serviceable. Unlike a set screw that deform the small ball bearing's race, this version gently cradles the bearing but keeps it in place very well with a screw holding the split frame together.

Here is Ver. 2.0 in it's unfinished state.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Update on progress.

The group of 4 is getting close!

Bale pot hole...all those shavings!

Another view of the carnage.

Cap hole burring.


Cap hole drilling...gotta get it light!

Yoke back removal...old school dude.

Yoke BB clamp screw hole.

Yup, that's how they're gettin' done.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The buffed one.

The guy from last time, just a wee bit more buffed.
High quality, made in the USA, seamless tubing sure helps!
Elbow grease baby!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

April 7th, first run of 4 units begins!

Mmmm, yummy! The deli tray of r/c.
Let's go.
The humble center finder.
Drilling the lightening holes.
Four top caps ready for next step.
This is Ver. 2.0 of the big knob. Thinner walled and lighter!
The raw state,,,but just wait until the next report!!!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Photos and pricing of the stick

Here are some photos of the stick mounted in its case. This radio will use the amazing Microstar 2000 system developed by Gordon Anderson. This amazing encoder allows us to build custom, computer radios! Now the vibe of the old systems and the functionality of new tech can play together...nicely!
This is the link to the site: http://mstar2k.com/

I've also got some initial pricing for the stick alone. It will be $199.99. I know it seems high as you can buy complete systems for less but please consider the pots alone cost me $40 and aside from the scissors, which are waterjet cut, the work is done by hand. The units will be wired, tested and ready to install.

I will have a run of 4 units ready to ship in 2-3 weeks. I will post progress shots of the build. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.