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Old Jan 14, 2016, 12:50 AM
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John,

Thanks, I am sorry to hear about your spine! Take it easy!! The day will come when you can maiden your Tomahawk. I am hoping to get this wing done sooner than later. I start my reserve shift tomorrow, so permitting I don't get called out, I will get this wing done.

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Old Jan 19, 2016, 09:39 PM
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Another Update!!

I just finished the new Tomahawk wing! I still have work to do on the fuselage. I need to cutout some new windows, glue in the rear supports for the canopy, and tape the new windows onto the fuse. The bird will be done tonight, but I am not sure when the test flight will be done as my field is covered in snow.

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Old Jan 20, 2016, 06:07 AM
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Looks great Tom
Is the chord of the new wing wider or is that an optical illusion?
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Tom,

Flaps great work.

You spoke of learning to use a CAD program. Could you post a link to it or one you like?

Thanks,
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Old Jan 20, 2016, 10:14 AM
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John,

The new wing is the same length and width of the old wing. It is an optical illusion. The only difference between the new and old wing is the flap modification. I can still use the old wing on the fuselage.

Jim,

As for learning Cad, I used various youtube videos, Lynda.com and googling different techniques. I also had some minor help and recommendations of techniques from friends.

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Tom,

Thanks for your reply. What specific CAD program are you using?

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I am now using autocad 2012. The Tomahawk was designed in a program called QCAD by Ribbonsoft back late 2006 - early 2007. QCAD is an excellent, inexpensive 2D CAD program. similar to Autocad. I started out with QCAD before moving onto Autocad.

http://www.ribbonsoft.com/en/qcad-downloads-trial

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