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    Jun 17, 2009, 2:18 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #76

    Ok..
    Have 2nd prototype from machinist...
    I've had the angle tweaked and the thread looks really good to me?
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  2. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jun 17, 2009, 2:29 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #77

    I've been waiting for something like that 23.5 years and now it's done



    I love it
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    Jun 17, 2009, 2:31 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #78

    ... cheers Kaane, lets see what others think as the green button needs pushing on these...
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    Jun 17, 2009, 2:48 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #79

    Looks groovy Gav!!!! Spot on to me bro!
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    Jun 17, 2009, 3:00 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #80

    Hey Gav.

    I think that looks a LOT better.

    Here are the things that I'm seeing and want you to take a look at.
    It looks like just a couple of the lengths could just be adjusted slightly and then I think you are there.
    What do you guys think?




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    Jun 17, 2009, 3:15 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #81

    Looking great so far! the left one is the original, yes? Also, what is the material of the original, stainless?
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    Jun 17, 2009, 5:19 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #82

    Will pop into the machine shop before work and see what we can do to those areas... looks about 0.3mm off the length between main shoulder and start of chamfer... and lose about 0.2 of the tip...
    We'll get there!
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    Jun 17, 2009, 6:13 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #83

    i think gino has it nailed there... other than those couple of minor measurements i'd say they look spot on.
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    Jun 17, 2009, 6:42 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #84

    Rock on Mojo!

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    Jun 17, 2009, 6:53 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #85

    Quote Shinobi_Fett said: View Post
    Looking great so far! the left one is the original, yes? Also, what is the material of the original, stainless?
    The one one the right is the original part.
    I have one original and from what I can tell it is chrome plated.
    I don't know what material is underneath the plating though.

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    Jun 17, 2009, 9:00 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #86

    I agree with Gino's assessment although I am not convinced the plating is chrome as my originals have rusted a bit... I kinda thought stainless as well, but who knows. I am not a metal expert.
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    Jun 17, 2009, 9:07 PM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #87

    When it comes to metal stuff, I know some but not a lot either.
    I can definitely tell it's not aluminum.
    It has a chrome look. That is why I think it was plated.
    Now can stainless look just like chrome? If so then that's most likely what it is.

    Wait, can stainless steel even rust?
    Maybe the 'rust' we see on our originals isn't really rust but something else that has marred the finish.

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    Jun 18, 2009, 12:03 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #88

    It does kind of look like stainless steel. It depends on the quality of the stainless steel but they may have used a version with more iron in it which could result in some rust on the surface. Just a thought.
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    Jun 18, 2009, 5:29 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #89

    Popped into the machine shop this morning and highlighted the minor issues with the machinst? should have seen his face?

    - I should get an email later today to say that he's done it! if he has then I'll post some pics up later ok guys...
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    Jun 18, 2009, 5:31 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #90

    Good on ya Gav. looking forward to seeing the MkIII darts.
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    Jun 18, 2009, 5:47 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #91

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Popped into the machine shop this morning and highlighted the minor issues with the machinst? should have seen his face?

    - I should get an email later today to say that he's done it! if he has then I'll post some pics up later ok guys...

    I know that look all too well.
    It just means you are doing something right.
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    Jun 18, 2009, 7:36 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #92

    The aluminium used for the Stabilizers has a chrome look on it. Mojo used the same aluminium used on helicopter pieces. I think it looks spot on

    Here's a pic. I'm sorry because pic is a bit little and it has some thumbprints on it... I need to use gloves, I know, I know...

    Mojo can say what he thinks the real one is?
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    Jun 18, 2009, 7:40 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #93

    The finish of the machining kinda gave it that appearance.. plus if you 'wash' ali in hot soapy water it can almost make it look chrome...

    But I think the found part is stainless... mainly due to the colouration on the machined surfaces.
  19. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jun 18, 2009, 7:45 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #94

    Bud, you must go with a camera, and say to the machinist "It's not really good" and then take a pic. This way we will know how he looks
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    Jun 18, 2009, 7:47 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #95

    Ok small update...

    I dunno whats going on with the guy but just had an email from him and he refuses to do another prototype!
    But will commence the run Monday next week and I can view the the first one off the run (with the mods) but will not do another prototype...
    So I'm gonna front this and see what I get.
  21. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jun 18, 2009, 8:58 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #96

    So, no more prototypes are going to be done but the final ones will have the mods?
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    Jun 18, 2009, 9:52 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #97

    Yeah pretty much... I'm deliberating whether to carry on...
    He won't make me another prototype due to the machine being in 'down' time and the costs of resetting the programe etc, (His words). I expect down time is loss of earnings and in this climate money is money.
    For the price of the 2 darts so far I could buy 3 more sweeparms!
    But what he did say was that he would still do my run and 'with' the final tweaks that have been highlighted over the last 24hrs...
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    Jun 18, 2009, 9:57 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #98

    So, whther or not to carry on with the run and HOPE he gets it right this time or cut and run incase it doesn't come out right?

    It's a tough call Gav, though I think he sounds a little unreasonable?? You're still a paying customer who needs the order to be spot on right?
  24. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Jun 18, 2009, 9:58 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #99

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Yeah pretty much... I'm deliberating whether to carry on...
    He won't make me another prototype due to the machine being in 'down' time and the costs of resetting the programe etc, (His words). I expect down time is loss of earnings and in this climate money is money.
    For the price of the 2 darts so far I could buy 3 more sweeparms!
    But what he did say was that he would still do my run and 'with' the final tweaks that have been highlighted over the last 24hrs...
    That's good for me
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    Jun 18, 2009, 10:53 AM - Re: Accurate Gauntlet Darts - Interest? #100

    i can sympathize to an extend, but really... in the world of machined parts, 0.3mm is a significant amount! that could spell disaster if it was a component in a precision instrument.

    that being said, i'll take them with the last couple of mods on faith. they certainly look closer than anything that has been done to date, and i'd say that with those last adjustments they are just about perfect.

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