[WWI] Will the Aeroclub jig ever return?

mkessler1 at cinci.rr.com mkessler1 at cinci.rr.com
Fri Feb 9 08:32:56 EST 2007


Steve,

Thanks for sharing!  Sounds like I won't have too much longer to wait,
and that it will be well worth it.

Matt K.

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Pratt <pratt.steve at comcast.net>
Date: Friday, February 9, 2007 8:12 am
Subject: Re: [WWI] Will the Aeroclub jig ever return?
To: 'World War I Modeling Mailing List' <wwi at wwi-models.org>

> Matt,
> 
> Here's a copy of the email exchange I had with John in November 
> regardingthe Aeroclub jig:
> 
> Steve:
> 
> One of my major concerns has been to keep the price reasonable hence
> considerable redesign.  The screw thread change has meant that I 
> have been
> able to introduce a simple but accurate vernier screw adjustment by 
> virtueof off the shelf parts now available to me.    The jig is now 
> now free
> standing, more robust and fully adjustable over a wider range of 
> options.Only the original Mk. 1 has been sold and this latest is 
> now Mk.7 but it
> means that I have  evaluated and "cherry picked" all the best 
> features of
> the previous 6 designs all of which worked fine.
> 
> By all means post the orginal message and the above if you wish.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> John
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Steve Pratt 
> To: 'John Adams' 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 3:34 PM
> Subject: RE: Biplane Jig
> 
> 
> John,
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks for the update.  I'm so looking forward to its release.  
> Still no
> chance of release before Christmas?
> 
> 
> 
> Do you mind if I post this to the Aerodrome forum?
> 
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> --------
> ----
> 
> From: John Adams [mailto:john.adams016 at ntlworld.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, November 22, 2006 1:17 AM
> To: pratt.steve at comcast.net
> Subject: Biplane Jig
> 
> 
> 
> Hello Steve
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I'm sorry the Jig isn't ready for sale but I cancelled production 
> at the
> last minute as I found I could make some radical changes and add 
> some more
> parts with a screw thread change. I am working on the final 
> drawings now to
> get this into production ASAP. As all the components apart from 
> some small
> machined parts are to my design, these are not available else where.
> 
> 
> 
> Regards
> 
> 
> 
> John
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joel Christy [mailto:jbarchristy at yahoo.co.uk] 
> Sent: Friday, February 09, 2007 3:09 AM
> To: World War I Modeling Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Will the Aeroclub jig ever return?
> 
> It's probably a matter of supply and demand; no demand, no supply. 
> YOU DON'T
> NEED ONE!! Just build the wing cell as a unit and stick it to the 
> bloodyfuselage!
>   
>  Cheers,
>   
>  Joel
> 
> mkessler1 at cinci.rr.com wrote:
>  Hello all,
> 
> Just wondered if anyone knew if Aeroclub is still intending on
> re-releasing their jig. It has been almost a year since I sent them my
> first inquiry about this item, and all I got in response was something
> like "We'll let you know". I got the same response to a second inquiry
> about 6 months ago. Does anyone here know anything more?
> 
> Back to lurking...
> Matt K.
> 
> 
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