1/350 Reliant.

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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by andyh » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:43 am

Yes, those little slots are the ones :)

Kremin, I have to cut mine open so I'll have to mount the full saucer inside the rear part. The main reason I opened mine up, is because my hull arrived terribly warped and sucken in the area between the bridge and warp crystal. It has sunk down a full 2cm so I'll have to make some sort of gig and then heat up the rear hull and slowly get it back to "flat". I'll then build in some scaffolding to stop it warping again.

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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by Moongrim » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:18 pm

So what's wrong with drilling a pilot hole? And then using a round rat-tail file to enlarge it?

As to drill sizes.
They make tiny drill bits and the mandrel to hold it:
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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by andyh » Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:17 am

Here lies the problem. To drill the pilot holes, you need to be at right angle to the side of the shuttle bay opening. Nothing is that small to fit inside the shuttle bay opening.

You could drill them at an angle but then it might change the little openings to ovals rather than circles and slots.

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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by Moongrim » Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:05 pm

So you're trying to keep the shuttle bay doors intact?
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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by andyh » Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:36 pm

Not necessarily. I'm still pondering the best way around this problem :)

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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by NCC1966 » Wed Aug 17, 2016 9:34 pm

I didn't get what you are trying to do, but whatever it is just forget about this "Dremel multichuck 4486". It is a piece of junk. After a FEW uses the three teeth (or fingers or whatever) that hold the bits gets misaligned forcing you to push them back and align it manually every time you lose the chuck. A bit more later than that it will become completely useless.

:evil:

I know this because months ago I bought one to my Black & Decker RTX (yeah, it fits perfectly) and after a couple times using it I ended disposing it because it became completely crappy and impossible to use. The other day I was in need of attach a thin drill bit in my machine and had forgotten how bad it was and thought about to order another one. Fortunately I found a ton of people cursing about this in the Dremel webpage and gave up of the idea.

If even so you still decide to buy one, just remember that you were warned!

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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by Moongrim » Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:30 pm

I've been using the Dremel Collet Nut kit for several years. Still am.
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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by Greyryder » Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:25 am

Have two mutli-chucks here, on separate Dremels, both working fine. One's the newer style, and one's the older style. I also have one of the older ones that does exactly what you described.

It's still better than constantly changing out to the right size collet.

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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by patrickivan » Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:00 pm

Find a long sewing needle in the diametre you're seeking, bend the tip 90 degrees, heat it up, poke your holes, then clean the left over plastic that pulls out.
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Re: 1/350 Reliant.

Post by Moongrim » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:36 pm

Heated needles? Good thinking.
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