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Archive for January, 2009
Posted by deckert | Jan 24, 2009 @ 12:48 PM | 2,768 Views
Not quite done but still pluggin along. And the darn thing even looks like a wing. Really glad I decided to model it in 3d because I hosed up the dimensions (to short by 1/32") on W5 rib.

I just discovered the wings on the plans are almost indentical to my Hyperion 10E Cessna in width and depth.(not sure about thickness) Hmm, it would save some time but...

Dan
Posted by deckert | Jan 11, 2009 @ 11:40 AM | 2,826 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.

Dan
Posted by deckert | Jan 01, 2009 @ 10:47 PM | 2,935 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!

Dan