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Old 01-03-2018, 12:58 PM
kovacjd kovacjd is offline
 
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Default Anyone have a set of Buller dies for longeron bend?

It's that time in my fuselage build to bend the longerons.

Would like to buy or borrow a set of dies. Let me know if you are interested in selling yours.
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Old 01-03-2018, 01:28 PM
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:46 PM
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I bent mine my clamping the two longerons together along what would become the top horizontal legs, and putting the clamped legs in a vise opened just enough for a loose fit, and just using body weight and moving them through the vise until the desired curve is achieved. No hammers, no unsightly die marks, no off-axis twist, and the long curves come out identical on both sides. This is the "George Orndorff" method described in his videos. Not all of his building methods worked for me but this one worked like a charm.

For details: http://mykitlog.com/users/display_lo...186428&row=177
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Old 01-04-2018, 10:03 PM
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I did both Buller Dies and Orndorff method. The Orndorff method worked best for me.
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Old 01-05-2018, 05:38 AM
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I used this method and had good results.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=145025

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Old 01-05-2018, 07:38 AM
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Thanks Gents - I'm not an active Post-er on VAF...but I sure do appreciate you taking the time to offer your experiences. I wasn't successful getting ahold of redbaron, so I'm gonna get after it this weekend with the Orndorff method (might try out the $0.30 method too).
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