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 Posted: Tue Aug 8th, 2017 06:29 pm
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Craig Robbins
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Hey y'alI, I need decals for this Swan I just finished (almost). Thanks...Craig







I believe it is a 5250 from 1934. 

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 Posted: Tue Aug 8th, 2017 06:45 pm
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NM Whitney Jr.
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No sir... you cannot post pics of that restoration without telling us something about it! What kind of paint, where did you find the fan, etc... I'm not here just for the fan porn, I want to read the articles too!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 8th, 2017 06:56 pm
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Pete Hahn
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I agree !  That blade looks like a heck of a save , lets hear the details ??

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 Posted: Tue Aug 8th, 2017 07:04 pm
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James Erwin
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Donald Coleman has them or can make them.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2017 11:20 am
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Craig Robbins
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   LOL, ok. I found it on eBay in rough but running and oscillating well except for the blade. The blade was too far gone but another member had a lesser trashed one that had been swapped for a serviceable one. I spent countless hours working the pliers and plying tool marks from the button area then many more hours with the polisher then rubbing by hand on the blade and rear cover.   I searched old threads on balancing swan blades. Sent PM's to members who had experience then gave it a shot. I tightened (twisted) the tabs where the blades penetrate the cone. Another friend at work helped me make a balancing shaft for a DuBro. We measured the rotor threads (1/4-20 left hand) and turned the end of a 5/16 shaft on his lathe. I used Dumdum as recommended by another member to balance it as the original goo was gone. I covered each one of the tabs with a small "dab" and added more to the light side. It ran surprisingly well after the first attempt.
   A friend at work in the paint shop offered to spray it if I prepped it first (heck yeah). It has 3 coats of Aircraft polyurethane, White, pearl and clear.
   I just got it assembled and it runs great pulling .61 amps.
   I stopped at Doctor Hoehn's museum (Emerson Bill's basement) on my way to FanFair and among the many things I learned and saw was his Silver Swan collection covering every model from every year. Mine is the first year 10" model 5250 (1934). 
    Thanks for the help and interest...Craig 

Last edited on Wed Aug 9th, 2017 11:21 am by Craig Robbins

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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2017 12:46 pm
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Gary Buchanan
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Very nice looks great My favorite Swan

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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2017 02:45 pm
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Tom Newcity
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Beautiful Craig.  Love it.  You did a very nice job.

BTW:  If Donald doesn't have the decals, Todd Mann does.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 9th, 2017 06:38 pm
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Craig Robbins
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Thanks y'all, 

 Does anyone have a picture of the motor decal? Mine was missing when I got it. 


Thanks...Craig

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 Posted: Thu Aug 10th, 2017 12:45 am
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I think I have your decal. I'll post a picture Sunday when I get home.

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