cooling vanes

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    cooling vanes

    I'm looking for some around the house cheap cooling vanes that I can use for my EE3, also I'm looking for the pattern as to how they are supposed to go if anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

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    Mojo-Fett's Avatar
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    Re: cooling vanes

    Check out the ROTJ recipe thread by Sidewinder.... you will see the flat pattern for the vanes there. As for cheap vanes? some people have used wiper blades?

    Hope that helps?

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    Re: cooling vanes

    If you want accuracy on your EE-3 (the appearance kind NOT that achieved through a scope!) then I suggest either purchasing T material from blastech or making them from Sintra (a method I found works well on my EE-3's). The car wiper blades work but are not accurate and unless you can find someplace that is selling them REALLY cheap it's unlikely to be the least expensive option.
    As MJ mentioned Sidewinders ROTJ recipe thread has a guide for the positioning of the vanes that you could use to make a template from.

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    Re: cooling vanes

    the blasttech t track is great. that's what i used on mine...

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    Re: cooling vanes

    I would also recommend blastech for rubber T strip.

    SAS

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    Re: cooling vanes

    Where can we find these Blastech cooling vanes???

    Thanks!

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    Re: cooling vanes

    http://www.blast-tech.com/products_rubberStrip.asp

    10foot will do a ROTJ barrel with some to spare (maybe enough for a sabre!)

    SAS

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    Re: cooling vanes

    know anything cheaper? My wife will freak out if i spend $50 on rubber strips lol

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    Re: cooling vanes

    I used 1/8'' X 1/2'' and 1/8'' x 1/4'' styrene strips. They are about $3 a pack. If you use the "long" ones, you can get everything you need from one pack of each. I'll take some pics and post them as soon as I can.

    The part numbers are: Evergreen dimensional strips (24"): #389- 1/8'' x 1/4'' and # 393- 1/8'' x 1/2"
    Last edited by astromark; Sep 9, 2007 at 10:42 AM.

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    Re: cooling vanes

    Okay, so officially, I am the worst photographer ever. But, hopefully, you will get the idea. These are the styrene strips fo the barrel. I cut them a little long so I could go back and make sure everything is flush after assembly.


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    Re: cooling vanes

    Dude, Astromark, where did you get those?!?!?!!?!?! I.....need....those....

    And as far as inexpensive, don't go with the T-Track..its very expensive.

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    Re: cooling vanes

    Most hobby stores have the styrene strips.
    www.evergreenscalemodels.com

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