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Chook last won the day on March 1

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About Chook

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    malfunctioning oracle
  • Birthday 12/15/1959

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    Esperance Western Australia
  • Interests
    I fly radio controlled helicopters, planes and gliders.
    I have a private pilot licence.
    I kite buggy
    I design, build and race land yachts.
    I work at the local Agricultural College part time (3 days a week) and also work from home from 8.00am till 12 knots.

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  1. Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    Travel for us is classed as non essential movement so totally grounded in WA.
  2. Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    I was so excited and counting down the days and now I'm snookered as of yesterday. Bloody virus has thrown a spanner in the works and grounded all non essential movement in West Australia. In other words for me no flights. So I'm resigned to having to wait for Easter next year. Bugger.
  3. Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    Sounds like a plan Kevin. I've already paid a deposit for a cabin in Kingston SE from the 16th Jan till the 27th. 😉
  4. Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    Well that's one way to pissed on from a great height after both your efforts!! I will miss your good cheer and coaching. The entry wont look the same without Linda's touch.
  5. Chook

    Yep it's time for Yeppoon 2020.

    Ah that's a shame Bob. Take care mate.
  6. Chook

    eBay & Gumtree Finds

    Kite Buggy - low use excellent condition $365 Main Beach QLD https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/main-beach/other-sports-fitness/kite-buggy-low-use-excellent-condition/1242672116
  7. Wow is this year really getting a wriggle on? Counting down the days now till we get to Yeppoon for the annual get together. Easter is the full moon so that equals big tides. The beach is wide anyway but this means extra room to play The tidal creek across the beach is usually a non event this time of the year because of this. I fly into Rockhampton on the 26th March and leave on the 28th of April based at Driftwood right on the beach in Todd Ave. I posted my kites, helmet and armour last Wednesday so it's there ready for when I arrive. (Cheers Bernie for your help in this regard, your a champion ) So guys who else can make it this year.
  8. Chook

    Video Les Hemmes

    So much fun guys.
  9. Chook

    Vmax and 6m Peak 2

    That sounds like a very fair price John.
  10. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Yes it's a very different body and leg shape. Thanks Jim.
  11. Chook

    Looking to buy

    Rest assured @Tiger37 gear will be extremely well cared for. He is a great bloke.
  12. Chook

    Ride Up, Fly Down

    That would be awesome!!!!!!!
  13. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Thanks. I have never tried reverse image search. This first pic in the link above, is the picture that I copied and then projected onto an electric white board at work and printed it out to get the scale correct. I even tried asking on 2 American woodworking "Wooden toy" forums without any success. Hope you give it a go at constructing one. My test pilots before it was painted, had a smile like they had a coathanger in their gob. They loved it and made the job well worthwhile.
  14. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Glad to help Jim. I reckon you are dead right, as it looks like there is a block of wood between the top of the front legs. If it had a slot cut in it for the linkage to clear this would be much stronger and also keep the linkage centred on the back axle. I really like that. I also like the U bracket at the front. (I see it has a timber packer fitted to position it.) It continues all along the inside of the body and supports both leg pivots and finishes almost at the back with a rounded end. This way it negates having saddles to retain the rear axle and having drive plates on the rear legs. (just make the body slightly deeper it fit it.) A lot less work all round. It looks like the front leg pivot is pinned into the bottom of the body with a nail too. I really wish I had found this photo when I built mine. Out of interest where did you get it? Thanks for sharing. Cheers.
  15. Chook

    Problem Solving

    Rear leg pivot and 3mm drive plate. This 3mm "flat drive plate" to bolt the rear legs to is welded on the other side of both 10mm shafts. This half washer holds the actuating linkage in the centre. Bottom view the neck and head at the top. A steel U bracket strengthens the front of the body. Base of rockers. Hole in rear of the seat for rope tail. Maximum opening of leg movement. See the cover over the exposed rear leg attachment nuts. Minimum forward movement. 3mm x 25mm flat bar, U bracket that bottom of neck attaches too. The pivot for the front leg (far right) is an internally threaded tube, so front legs can be fitted to body with only the 6mm cup head (slotted head bolt) of the bolt protruding from the side of body. The front legs pivot on the plain shank of these bolts. How it sits at rest. Neck, steel angled 3mm bracket for strength. Holes in the top of head for the leather ears. You can see a lot more detail in the previous photos at the very start of this post before the horse was painted. As you can see painting is not my best work. (More runs than Don Bradman.) Hope this helps you Jim. Cheers Chook