Cox Engines Forum
You are not logged in! Please login or register.

Logged in members see NO ADVERTISEMENTS!


Shrike stands Cox_ba12




Shrike stands Pixel

Log in

I forgot my password

Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Crash Free weekend and I did Fly
by dckrsn Today at 8:23 pm

» The resurrection of the frankenplane
by MrGoodwreck Today at 7:40 pm

» Building another P-38, 50 years later
by 944_Jim Today at 6:49 pm

» Cox Memories
by 944_Jim Today at 4:26 pm

» Just HOW do you test compression??
by 944_Jim Today at 10:02 am

» 200,000 Posts!
by 944_Jim Yesterday at 6:15 pm

» Cox Tem-Trol
by balogh Yesterday at 10:12 am

» Space Bug Jr Hop-up kit
by getback Yesterday at 6:31 am

» Space Hopper help needed
by getback Yesterday at 6:29 am

» HUGE Estate Lot Acquisition
by davidll1984 Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:18 pm

» Anyone Know what this is?
by NEW222 Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:41 pm

» Stuntman 23
by rdw777 Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:58 pm

Cox Engine of The Month
September-2021
crankbndr's

"Cherry Bomb" .051 engine

More info on this engine!




PAST WINNERS
CEF Traveling Engine

Win This Engine!
Forum Store
CEF Ear Savers
Gallery


Shrike stands Empty

Shrike stands

Go down

Shrike stands Empty Shrike stands

Post  Davenz13 Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:41 am

I haven't posted anything for a while, somehow just seem to be too busy, but I have managed to keep viewing others posts and to throw in a vote for the engine of the month competitions.

Last year over covid, like others, I spent a lot of time at home, which is normal for me anyway, with the only real inconvenience during our lockdown being that I couldn’t go out and buy any parts I needed.
This meant that I could do all those jobs where I had already squirreled away the bits needed but never seemed to find time to get to.
Well, one such job was making stands for my Shrike tether cars.

I see quite a few of this type of thing being done on 3D printers but I don’t have one and I tend to do things the old-fashioned way anyway.
I also managed to finally finish cleaning, repairing or full restoration of all my Shrikes.
So here goes.

First, I made a prototype.

Shrike stands Shrike22

Then once I was happy with that, I started on production.
Ten Shrikes, one custom Shrike and one Prop Rod called for twelve stands.
Prototype in top left corner.

Shrike stands Shrike23

Then the supports were glued to the rear of the stands.

Shrike stands Shrike24

Then nailed for extra support.
Overkill I know but I sleep better for doing it.  sleep

Shrike stands Shrike26

In the bottom right corner, two have extra modifications.
The hole is to allow for the switch on the R/C Shrike and the extra piece on top of the one beside it
is for the custom Bumble Bee Shrike which has taller wheels.
 
Shrike stands Shrike27

Since the wood is quite plain, I added a bit of Kiwi grain, also known as shoe nugget.  lol!

Shrike stands Shrike25

Then a couple of coats of boiled linseed oil and wallah.  Laughing

Shrike stands Shrike28

And here they all are. Every variation (that I know of) of Cox Shrike production.

Shrike stands My_shr10
Davenz13
Davenz13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 536
Join date : 2013-11-28
Age : 65
Location : Palmerston North, New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  OVERLORD Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:12 am

What a nice collection. And a great stand design.

Is the ducted fan Shrike forgotten then??

https://www.coxengineforum.com/t14661-ducted-fan-shrike?highlight=ducted+fan
OVERLORD
OVERLORD
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

Posts : 1644
Join date : 2013-03-19
Age : 55
Location : Normandy, France

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  Davenz13 Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:46 pm

I was interested first time around but the price was far too much. The price I see is reduced but in New Zealand dollars it would still cost around $660.00 once our 15% was added to the total.  And it still  looks as though it requires more work.

More projects I do not need. lol!
Davenz13
Davenz13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 536
Join date : 2013-11-28
Age : 65
Location : Palmerston North, New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  getback Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:07 am

Good job on the stands , appears you put some thought into it and paid off ... Have you ran the 3 engine car in the top case ? Nice collection too !! This Site Rocks! Thumbs Up
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 8088
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 64
Location : julian , NC

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  Davenz13 Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:17 am

Thanks Eric.
No haven't run it yet. I have to make a bracket to hook the tether to. The two mounts that are part of the belly pan I'm not sure if they are up to holding the car on their own so I'm going to make a bracket that uses them but also connect to the twin engine mount as well. That's bolted to the belly pan so should be enough to keep hold of it.
Davenz13
Davenz13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 536
Join date : 2013-11-28
Age : 65
Location : Palmerston North, New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  getback Fri Apr 23, 2021 6:10 am

I will look forward to see it run , the one in your avatar really hauled butt and the build was very cool ! It would bee nice to have another event , i am looking for a pusher prop for my prop rod now , i think that was a problem with not having success with it . Sad
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 8088
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 64
Location : julian , NC

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  rsv1cox Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:01 am

I always enjoyed your projects Dave.  Your twin on pedestals is a work of art not to be exceeded.  

Your stands also and serve the purpose of getting the tires off the ground eliminating flat spots.  

Mine work, but are a little less sophisticated.  Smile

Shrike stands P1010945
Shrike stands P1010946
rsv1cox
rsv1cox
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 6665
Join date : 2014-08-18
Location : West Virginia

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  Davenz13 Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:20 pm

Thank you Bob. That is high praise indeed coming from someone as talented as yourself Hand Shake
Davenz13
Davenz13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 536
Join date : 2013-11-28
Age : 65
Location : Palmerston North, New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  dckrsn Fri Apr 23, 2021 3:17 pm

Dave, I really like the stands. I used to work the auto shows
at the old N.Y. Coliseum while in high school. A few of the
cars were displayed on jack stands, wheels off the floor.
I thought it was a great look for a show. 50 years later, it
still works. Nice.
Bob
dckrsn
dckrsn
Diamond Member
Diamond Member

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 2719
Join date : 2010-10-21
Age : 68
Location : Long Island, New York

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  Davenz13 Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:05 pm

And the good thing about the stands is the wood was all free. Right next door is a timber/ building hardware company and most days there is a big skip bin out the front with free wood. Full of offcuts from 1/4" x 1" up to 2" x 6" about a 10 yard walk from my front gate.
Davenz13
Davenz13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 536
Join date : 2013-11-28
Age : 65
Location : Palmerston North, New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  getback Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:54 am

Wow that would bee nice for small projects and starter fire wood Very Happy
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 8088
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 64
Location : julian , NC

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  Davenz13 Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:37 pm

The Goodie Bin was out today ready for inspection and being right next door I usually can get first dibs on it. Very Happy
Many people stop and for whatever reason help themselves as it's all free.
In winter, which we are closing in on, it doesn't last long and by the end of the day it'll be empty.  

Shrike stands Goody_10
Davenz13
Davenz13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 536
Join date : 2013-11-28
Age : 65
Location : Palmerston North, New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  getback Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:59 am

cheers cheers cheers Do you live at the Coast ? sunny
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 8088
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 64
Location : julian , NC

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  Davenz13 Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:23 pm

Hi Eric
About 20 to 30mins drive away.
One thing about living in New Zealand is, no matter where you are, you're never far away from the coast lol!
Davenz13
Davenz13
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Posts : 536
Join date : 2013-11-28
Age : 65
Location : Palmerston North, New Zealand

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  getback Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:30 am

Cool , if you like the coast , just wondering because i didn't see any trees and a lot of sky space . RC Plane
getback
getback
Top Poster
Top Poster

2019 Supporter

2020 Supporter

Posts : 8088
Join date : 2013-01-18
Age : 64
Location : julian , NC

Back to top Go down

Shrike stands Empty Re: Shrike stands

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum