Work in Progress 2013

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by fernley1 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:56 pm

Wow, both of your projects are so nice.
You both have lots of talent.

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by FIGJAM » Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:27 am

Did you make your bed today?

I made my bed today! 8)

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It's 36"x6'2"!

Oh, and some inside wheel wells.

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by GreyCoyote » Sat Oct 12, 2013 5:22 am

Excellent, Figjam! PlayaPod 2.0 is coming along very nicely! Do you plan on insulating it, or does the whitewash do the job?

On a whimsical note, it might be fun to cut a piece of plywood the same size as the bed, pound a bunch of 3 inch nails through it, and place it points-up on the bed. Make a neatly lettered sign that says "Hippies Welcome". :mrgreen:
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by FIGJAM » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:26 am

Actually it will be called "Playapod part Dux". 8)

I'm thinking of putting some 1" foam panels in just the roof.

I like having the wood everywhere so I can put hooks anyplace I want to hand stuff! :lol:

I'm going to add a fold down desk next to the bed for an end table and catch all.

The wheel wells on the outside are just the right hight for a fold down table along the whole side that will work perfect with those plastic chairs.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by gyre » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:15 pm

Seems like the main advantage of the pod would be the ability to insulate.

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by MyDearFriend » Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:27 pm

Beautiful work, Figjam, and as per your usual, all the details dovetail together so that the sum is greater than the parts. 8) 8) 8) Bravo.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by H.G.Crosby » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:01 pm

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by Foxfur » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:41 pm

Right before the burn I got bored to the point of seeing a lawn sprinkler at the hardware store and wondering how it would look if I plumbed it with propane then blew some fire with it.
Turned out to be a good idea.
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The little one:
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So now I'm combing the thrift shops for more...
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They look great when you invert the tank and start slugging liquid propane through 'em.
The impulse sprinkler in the center is for hot diesel fuel pressurized with propane up in our rock pit...
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by Ratty » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:49 pm

Fox fur, You remind me of those boys at the burn this year. Remember the ones I told you about??? cans of Carb cleaner + BBQ = flame throwers. Does your mother know what you're doing?
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by Foxfur » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:33 pm

RATTY!!!
It was so good to meet you, twice!, out there this year :)

Yep, she knows. I send her pictures and she loves them :lol:
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:52 am

I've been dragging my feet getting to this point because the double angle cuts for framing the front completely baffled me.

I managed it with no jommatree and it's far from perfect, but it will do for this project.

Now you can see how the "nose cone" should cut way down on the wind resistance. 8)

It will act as storage space or a spare room for a short person!


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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by gyre » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:33 am

How did you decide on that shape?

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by trilobyte » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:41 am

Great job on the nose cone! Yeah, that should really help with wind resistance (and incrementally help with MPG) plus give you some bonus storage.

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by FIGJAM » Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:11 am

gyre wrote:How did you decide on that shape?
When I was thinking about MPG, the space shuttle came to me as an idea.

I didn't make any blue prints, skeches, or calculate any measurements.

The length of the boat trailer detemined the size of the living space, and that dictated the angles for the front.

I think about what I want and just start building.

I only measure when I need to make cuts, so it's kind of like putting a puzzle together.

Less technical, but way more magical! :lol:
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by gyre » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:38 pm

I ran across these vortex generators.
Sort of interesting.
http://aerotechcaps.com/vortexgenerator.html

Aero can be very counter-intuitive, but sharp transitions are usually an issue.
And the tow vehicle is part of the aero of a trailer, so some very weird stuff works on trailer front ends.
I was thinking of a curved sheet of metal or flat sheet, starting out flat at the vertical joints, and then bent in a curve around the front.
This would leave sharp transitions top and bottom.
A splitter top and bottom might help, that is, a flat edge overlapping, to contain air that would spill over the edge, and guide it on the curve.

Almost anything will help though.
I hope you do coastdown tests, before and after the change.

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by VultureChow » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:26 am

My current project started when I saw this:

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It's WWII era packboard. Basically molded plywood and canvas. 24"x15" Surprisingly light. I looked at it and saw the base for something. Eventually I figured out it should the base for a rgb led matrix.

So, I took it apart to give it a bit of a clean. Not bad overall, just some surface dirt.

It will be 192 LEDs 12x16.

Using hardware cloth to space out the grid:
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:17 am

Wow, VC!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) Very exciting!!!

Figjam, you really are good. 8)
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by trilobyte » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:35 am

Cool project, VultureChow!

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by AntiM » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:49 am

Oooh, VultureChow, you create amazing things!

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by FIGJAM » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:08 am

Don't you just love it when a guess comes together! :lol:

No dinky doors for me!!! 8)

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These fence slide bolts were cheap, make a great door latch, and accept a padlock!!!! 8)

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And don't it look shuttle like!!!

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by unjonharley » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:23 am

in my best Monty Burn

!!Excellent!!

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by MyDearFriend » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:55 am

You boldly go, Figjam!!! :D :D :D
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by Ratty » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:54 pm

Figjam, that is beautiful! And of course useful. Great job.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by tinymystic » Thu Oct 17, 2013 4:46 pm

Figjam - Storage compartment is almost big enough for a Tinymystic :) .... LOL
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by Martiansky » Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:56 pm

tinymystic wrote:Figjam - Storage compartment is almost big enough for a Tinymystic :) .... LOL
:D You are a sweetie, TM!

Figgy, how about some fold-down shuttle wing side tables and shuttle markings?
Oh, BTW your trailer pod redoux is super cool!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by trilobyte » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:24 pm

Great stuff, Figjam, the nose came out great!

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by FIGJAM » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:07 pm

Martiansky wrote:Figgy, how about some fold-down shuttle wing side tables and shuttle markings?
Oh, BTW your trailer pod redoux is super cool!
The more I look at it the more I think how badass it would look painted as a HONEY BADGER!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :lol: 8)
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:48 pm

tinymystic wrote:Figjam - Storage compartment is almost big enough for a Tinymystic :) .... LOL
That occurred to me. I didn't want to say anything. I'm glad you did.
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