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    How i add ventilation slots to my Dynaco PAS 3 with basic tools.

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    starwatcher

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    How i add ventilation slots to my Dynaco PAS 3 with basic tools.

    Post by starwatcher on Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:07 pm

    When i saw the PAS cover with ventilation slots at Dynakit i said to myself; i can do that.

    I use the screws holes as reference and do the layout pictured below.
    I drill 8 holes with a 3/32 drill bit.
    I enlarge the holes with a 3/16 drill bit. (cutting oil or any oil will help)
    I use a 1/8 drill to rough out the slots and use swiss files first and a larger file to complete the slots.
    Brown paint will complete the job.
    I have many years of experience at an airplane factory so don't be angry at me if you messed up your cover.
    P1010116 by André Fiset, sur FlickrP1010113 by André Fiset, sur FlickrP1010114 by André Fiset, sur FlickrP1010118 by André Fiset, sur FlickrP1010120 by André Fiset, sur FlickrP1010119 by André Fiset, sur Flickr

    Dogstar

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    Re: How i add ventilation slots to my Dynaco PAS 3 with basic tools.

    Post by Dogstar on Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:48 am

    Looks like you did a pretty good job using all hand tools for the layout work and fabrication.


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    Dave_in_Va

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    Re: How i add ventilation slots to my Dynaco PAS 3 with basic tools.

    Post by Dave_in_Va on Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:48 am

    Clean work. Great job.
    I'd screw something like that up in about 5 seconds :-(
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    cci1492

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    Re: How i add ventilation slots to my Dynaco PAS 3 with basic tools.

    Post by cci1492 on Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:26 am

    Man that looks professional. A lot harder to actually do and make it look like that than most actually think.

    starwatcher

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    Re: How i add ventilation slots to my Dynaco PAS 3 with basic tools.

    Post by starwatcher on Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:12 pm

    Thanks for your good words.

    I check with my laser thermometer and i found if i add slots on the bottom plate near the faceplate it will help for cooling the cover for an other 5 degrees for a total of 10 degrees celsius over the ambient surfaces.

    It was not particularly difficult for me but it need a little patience for best results.

    If you use an abrasive wheel go slowly of the heat will damage the paint.

    I wanted to show it can be done at home.

    Regards.
    P1010121 by Bill Wong, sur Flickr

    kve777

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    Re: How i add ventilation slots to my Dynaco PAS 3 with basic tools.

    Post by kve777 on Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:26 am

    Nice work!

    I cut down an FM-3 mesh cover to fit on one of my PAS' for better ventilation.

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