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    Here's some random windvane "stuff" setting up after an afternoon of improvisation. The green and yellow blade was repurposed from the "cables in housing" experiment. I'm sure I can use the counterweight, too. A lot of what I'm putting together now owes it's inspiration to the late Walt Murray and his "DIY Windvane" website, such as using ABS pipe for the windvane mast. The Mister Vee site archived a lot of Walts Stuff.

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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    More fiddly bits today, including this little masterpiece of plywood, ABS plastic, sawdust and epoxy. It needs some "filling in", which will be done after I cement the ABS pipe in there that will function as the mast.

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    All the pieces are cut out for the vane carrier, so progress is happening. Dare I say..."test" next weekend???
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    I thought I was ready to test, but ....no.

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    Everything looked good, I'd eyeballed all the geometry, it all should be fine....but it wasn't. I'm kind of frustrated.

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    The control rod hits the inside of the ABS plastic mast, when the vane tips over to one side. On the other side, it's fine. I used 2-inch ABS pipe. When I was at Home Depot, I stared at the 2 inch and stared at the 3 inch and decided 2 inches was plenty big enough. Grrrr...it's only about another $12 for the parts, but it's the TIME at this point. I really wanted to test this, tomorrow. There's supposed to be plenty of wind.

    OH, well. I'll install the assy pole, instead. I really need to check SOMETHING off my list after the preposterous amount of work I've been doing.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    However, the system is ~very~ sensitive.....that's good.

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    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
    1968 Selmer Series 9 B-flat and A clarinets
    1962Buesher "Aristocrat" tenor saxophone
    Piper One Design 24, Hull #35; "Alpha"

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    Just move the whole paddle assembly 1/4-1/2 inch toward the mast tube.
    Looks like where the vane (white) is attached to the base (natural) could be re-drilled.
    Shouldn't take too long.

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