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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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This is starting to come together, more later...

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Old March 27th, 2013, 09:18 AM   #2
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Old March 27th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #3
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I look forward to seeing more photos of the nosejob
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Old March 27th, 2013, 11:08 AM   #4
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Looks awesome, nice wheels and a good job on the nts cut.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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More pics might make me start not liking you lewis....
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Old March 27th, 2013, 05:05 PM   #6
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Old March 29th, 2013, 03:02 AM   #7
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What wheels?
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Old March 29th, 2013, 03:17 AM   #8
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Scott's Super D tires.

The front hub is a bit of rework on some customs I've been fiddling with.
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Old March 29th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #9
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Old March 29th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #10
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Just wondering what trucks u using for that setup cause I have had no luck finding clip axles for the DA45 Avenger setup.

or did u press out axle and slip a new one in? how much work is that? and are they now 7mm with the clips or still remain 8mm?
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Old March 29th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #11
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The DA-45 trucks are available in 7mm. The axles in the pix are Rannallis but I usually use ones from Sure-Grip. With the proper tooling removing and installing axles is doable however I'm fairly sure you can get DA-45 trucks with Sure-Grip flips already installed.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 12:30 AM   #12
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What's with the washers sticking out under the upper cushions? Looks problematic to me, can you Morse code messages?
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Old March 30th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #13
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How hard was it to nts that mag without the fear of it catching on fire? That`d scare me lol. Awesome job on that btw
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Old March 30th, 2013, 12:59 AM   #14
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Magnesium doesn't just catch fire so easily. It can be ground and welded.
Have a bit of a google and you will see.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 01:33 AM   #15
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Magnesium doesn't just catch fire so easily. It can be ground and welded.
Have a bit of a google and you will see.
I woulda still been lost lol I know nothing when it comes to that
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Old March 30th, 2013, 03:25 AM   #16
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Magnesium doesn't just catch fire so easily. It can be ground and welded.
Have a bit of a google and you will see.
Not to mention it can be heated until its molten poured into moulds and turned into rollerskate plates

magnesium fires are no fun but if you stick to using a hacksaw, file and sandpaper you would never need to worry about it.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 09:30 AM   #17
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Not to mention it can be heated until its molten poured into moulds and turned into rollerskate plates

magnesium fires are no fun but if you stick to using a hacksaw, file and sandpaper you would never need to worry about it.
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Old March 30th, 2013, 04:37 PM   #18
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At the risk of ending up on RICO's $hit List here are some more pix:



De-toestopping, maybe a saw might be more appropriate but... to a boy with a mill/drill...




Cutting slot for the LED board. Not something you can do with a saw.




Milling the edges off 10mm LEDs so they will fit in the DA-45 slot. Could use a Dremel but this was faster.



Toestop holes all epoxied up and smoothed.




LED board. There are several neat things here.

1. Instead of current limiting resistors I'm using a small device from Hanson Hobbies. This is very cool since it allows the same current flow from slightly over the LEDs forward voltage up to around 45 volts. I'm using two in parallel to get 40mA.

2. All battery wiring is done in in the 10 pin header. This allows for charging of individual cells and with the switch plug connects the cells in a 2S,2P configuration. The battery connectors are for Blade MCx style batteries which are easily available.




Board and batteries in the slot.




View from bottom of skate with switch plug inserted. The string is to aid in pulling the plug.




Pix like the one in my avatar. I think it's cool the way it looks but it isn't the best pix to show the new bottoms. I'll do a nice "beauty" shot once I get through machining the hubs.


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What's with the washers sticking out under the upper cushions? Looks problematic to me, can you Morse code messages?
The first pix in the thread was just a mock-up to see how things looked. The cushions were just stuck on the kingpins with no nut.

I sucked SO bad at Morse Code I couldn't even get a 5 WPM Technician class license back when there was a code requirement. Many considered such a license an indication that one knew which end of a soldering iron to pick up. I'm still relatively burn free after many years around the tool.


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How hard was it to nts that mag without the fear of it catching on fire? That`d scare me lol. Awesome job on that btw
I tried to catch a bunch of shavings on fire and it was harder than expected. A good description of how magnesium burns can be found here, In an effort to cut the weight of today's vehicles, manufactures are using a lot of magnesium.

My Sure-Grip Magnum plates came with a very scary sounding RED tag warning against modification unless preformed by a qualified metallurgist. Me, I tend to void warranties on a regular basis...
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My Sure-Grip Magnum plates came with a very scary sounding RED tag warning against modification unless preformed by a qualified metallurgist. Me, I tend to void warranties on a regular basis...

According to Sure Grip, it became a necessity after some sk8r burned their garage down.
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Not to mention it can be heated until its molten poured into moulds and turned into rollerskate plates

magnesium fires are no fun but if you stick to using a hacksaw, file and sandpaper you would never need to worry about it.
Big stuff like welding and casting are not nearly as big a deal as Mg dust. The guy who does all my Mg plating, who has made a lifelong career out of all things magnesium (including a BS degree in chemical engineering from UMass and a MS in HazMat) tells me to be very careful in surface prep. Sanding and polishing produces Mg dust that is very combustible, and especially so when in contact with water. He has admonished me to limit polishing and clean up frequently because, in his words, it isn't worth burning my garage down over.
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