Posted by deckert |
Jan 11, 2009 @ 11:40 AM | 2,735 Views
Here's a shot of what my Cessna 150 looks like in 3D from AutoCad. I'm not done by any means, it's just what I have accomplished so far. I can view this in AutoCad from any perspective or point. However, the red and blue on black background can cause spatial disorientation to the eyes. IE: It looks as though things aren't aligned. But it's just an optical illusion. The nice thing is I can view this and see if my layout will work correctly. The rear formers aren't located but just placed into the view with the correct spacing.
Posted by deckert |
Jan 01, 2009 @ 10:47 PM | 2,845 Views
Wow, only 8 more fuselage formers to go. I have all the wing ribs into AutoCad now. But the fuse formers are a big time eater. About 1~1.5 hour per former. I have 5 completed. The time may seem excessive but it's just a fact. More so as they need to be into polylines for laser cutting. None-the-less, I finished 1 more today. The big plus being all my work will make this available as a laser cut short kit for builders. But that aspect needs to be run by Wendell before I release anything should anyone want the the kit. While I may be setting this up for laser cutting for myself, I did buy the plans from Wendall and I don't want to rob him(or anyone for that matter)in any way.
Irrespective of that, it's been VERY time consuming getting the pans into AutoCad, but I guess that's the way it is. Granted I 'could' have just cut the parts but I thought I'd put them into cad drawings for the community should anyone ever want them. Yes I could have bought a kit from any of the vendors and glued it together. But I decided I'd go from a ground up operation. Ever onward....Is there another ARF in the future? Possibly, but only if it's a GREAT deal. In the meantime, I'm stepping back quite a few years, building again and loving it. All thanks to the ridiculous price increases of ARF kits. Now if I could just keep the da$%n%* glue off my fingers!