Earlier this year I built a shipping crate and sent my mini disc mold off to a fellow disc player to see if he could re produce this vintage flyer. The 350 pound mold was returned after numerous failed results. Discs were molded but the cycle times did not reach productions levels worth pursuing and the cost to retro fit the mold could not be justified.
So the question was what to do with it. 350 pounds of steel is unmanageable so I decided to take it apart. This way I can maybe use the steel plates for other projects.
This then is the offical end of the Mini Sport Flyer. My hope is to prolong it's memory by donating the mold cavities to one of the disc museums. Now I need to build a nice display case for the two aluminum inserts.
|350 pound crate back home at my shop|
|Hoist to remove from pallet|
|Mold halves seperated|
|Hot half, ejector pins side|
|Mold base disassembled|