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Re: Firefly build-along

Postby PAarcher » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:02 pm

What do our risers weigh now?
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Re: Firefly build-along

Postby Feral Donkey » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:51 am

Hank wrote:I think if it significantly reduces your costs and is strong enough..... I would go for it.

I take it 6061 is easier to work with and risers made of that material could be produced a little faster?


6061 is gummy aweful stuff campared to 7075. I can make the 7075 risers just as fast with the machining center and the carbide tooling. With 6061, you have to feed it faster and control temperture more because it'll load up your cutter with snot and give you a bad day. With high speed milling, flood coolant is a must. It's lots softer and gummier.
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Re: Firefly build-along

Postby Feral Donkey » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:52 am

PAarcher wrote:What do our risers weigh now?


I don't know. Let me go check. That main riser body is 1.54# now. So not really any difference.
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Re: Firefly build-along

Postby Feral Donkey » Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:18 pm

Did anyone weigh one of the risers with all the fasteners? I haven't.
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Re: Firefly build-along

Postby Gino Bruno » Tue Jan 01, 2008 3:42 am

i'll weigh it in the next day or so over on bill's fancy scale.
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