Jump to content

- - - - -

Alex's 1982 Hle Rebuild

  • Please log in to reply
751 replies to this topic

#751 alex-95



  • TMF+ Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,772 posts
  • Location: Cornwall

Posted 13 May 2020 - 07:13 PM

loverly as always

Cheers mate :D


Alex - some great photos - where were the Aircraft?


Soda Blasting - I am trying to get my own setup working - so far - no good, but I have a new nozzle and have started to fit a new (larger flow) regulator and pressure switch on my 3HP compressor, got stuck as the inlet on the switch is 3/8 BSP and the stock one (that it is replacing) is 1/4 BSP, so I am waiting for a reducer (good old eBay).

In this pics - is that straight from Soda blasting or have they / you put any protection on it? What's the plan - plain Aluminium?


Nickle Plating - nice job, who did it? I have had a quote from SMB plating for a load of parts, about £100 (Plymouth and Launceston based)


Keep it going

The planes are at Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre, we went as a club at the start of march and as we went as a club we got to park in front of some of the planes.


Oh nice, is that just in your sandblasting cabinet?  I think mine was actually aqua/vapour blasted, I got lucky and pretty much had it done for free  :thumbsup:. Does it need to have a special gun for doing soda blasting then?


Thats pretty much straight from the blasting, apart from I've ultrasonic cleaned it all to make sure there was nothing left in it, I'll cover it in ACF-50 to protect it. I did think about painting it but it'll only end up peeling off and look rubbish I think.


It's Tin Nickel plating which is slightly different to just nickel, not sure what the advantages and disadvantages are between the two are but it was free as I had it done at work. I think I've looked at them before but haven't had any quotes or know what their work is like.

#752 BudgieCake


    Stage One Kit Fitted

  • Noobies
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  • Location: Winchester
  • Local Club: Midweekminis

Posted 21 May 2020 - 07:18 PM

Ah yeh, Mr.T, if I can rely on anybody to do the job right it is you

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Mini Spares