|May 10, 2004, 05:32 PM|
Given that this is a new forum that is supposed to centralize a bunch of far-flung threads from different forums, why don't we make a list of the most relavant ones?
I haven't bookmarked much at work, so I'll just volunteer one that I put together last year
Thread: When a DLG pilot takes up S400 racing...
Details: -Making pod and small fuse molds
-techniques for reducing flutter in bagged wings
-kevlar/carbon wing structures for s400 pylon racing
Also, I have some old webpages up at the following URL:
It details a building project I did a while back when I was first learning to build with composites, so the techniques are a little crude, but they're effective.
I'd recommend the Phil Barnes bagging video for people that are interested (though I still prefer my spar method to his tube spars).
Other recommended molding URLS:
Purpose: Trinitus F3X molding and general molding/bagging links
|May 10, 2004, 05:38 PM|
I have a couple of links I use periodically but aren't necessarily thread on rcgroups.
(This is David Fee's site, I hope he doesn't mind me posting it, love the site David! )
|May 10, 2004, 06:19 PM|
Here's one one molding wings:
The making of the molds can be found here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=92907
and more here:
|May 11, 2004, 01:53 PM|
We can't forget the mother of all molding threads, here:
and another one here:
|Aug 16, 2004, 10:26 PM|
Plug and mold making
(My personal site)
Lots of articles here, where most designs are given complete coverage, from concept, to research, to CAD/3D, drawings, and the making of plugs, molds and parts, and finally, test flights. http://www.nextcraft.com
More general information on design and building is at http://www.nextcraft.com/rcindex.html
|Jul 12, 2005, 11:54 AM|
Calgary, AB, Canada
Joined Oct 2002
How to build an F5B Wing....the video..
|Dec 24, 2005, 03:38 AM|
Two CD's available for modelers
After losing my shirt and going deeply into debt, trying to do fabrication, I'm now completely out of that part of the business. But, I've collected all that data from the past few years, and am selling two CD's for modelers.
The first one "How to do Everything", Volume One, deals with introductory CAD, related to designing and building composite model aircraft.
The second one, "CAD for Modelers", is exactly that. I try and present the material in a generic way, so that intermediate users of any CAD/3D program can use it. More info, including downloadable preview movies, is at http://www.nextcraft.com/nextcraft_products.html
Lots of photos, tips, animations, info on shaders, lighting, structural considerations, RC installation, etc..
I think these will be usefeul to CAD users with an interest in RC model design.
Take care, and happy holidays, everybody.