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Old 10-17-2017, 02:18 PM   #1
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help - species "body hole" origin/info?

so this current species owner and I are likely to do an exchange, but the marker in question has a hole in the body and we're both scratching our heads on the purpose/origin.

Pic below, and here's a related discussion (this and the pic suggest to me this is not a one-off situation)
http://www.intimidatorowners.com/for...ead.php?t=6482

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Old 10-18-2017, 01:50 AM   #2
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No purpose at all. The species bodies were made of cast aluminum which sometimes produced casting bubbles in the material that were uncovered after final machining.
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:05 PM   #3
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No purpose at all. The species bodies were made of cast aluminum which sometimes produced casting bubbles in the material that were uncovered after final machining.
I thought the Species (and Gen 2 Dragons) were the only two models milled from aircraft-grade solid billet aluminum blocks. That's why they have a little different shot sound than other Gen 2 Timmies. If I recall correctly, they had to be billet because of all the intricate milling that was done on the bodies.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:53 AM   #4
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I think those were the only two models that were made out of cast aluminum giving them their distinct tone when fired. All the easier milling was done with billet blocks if I remember correctly. Maybe someone on here can verify that with Zach.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:48 AM   #5
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I also remember reading that species and dragons were made from billet and not extrusions.
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Old 10-27-2017, 12:44 AM   #6
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Regardless of cast or billet that hole doesn't belong. Its more than likely been there since it was milled out. It isn't a deal breaker, or issue to be concerned with.
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Old 10-27-2017, 01:31 AM   #7
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Regardless of cast or billet that hole doesn't belong. Its more than likely been there since it was milled out. It isn't a deal breaker, or issue to be concerned with.
True, likely true, true, and true .
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:16 PM   #8
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That's a precision hole, likely done after the fact. Hard to say why it was done or what it was for.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:15 AM   #9
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Considering it's size and location, I would say it was drilled during the machining operation to create the eye hole or eye cover screw hole. The operator messed up, didn't set his tool offset correctly along x, and the mill drilled in the wrong spot length wise. Probably was almost finished running the rest of the ops and didn't want to scrap all his hard work.
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