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Nov 02, 2010, 02:55 PM
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Orion- the newest generation

Here is the screenshot- and .pdf.

Ready to start rippin it apart for the mold cavity modeling.

Looking just how I wanted it.

excited for progress after 2 years of designing

Last edited by dougmontgomery; Nov 03, 2010 at 08:58 AM. Reason: add jpeg on slope
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Nov 02, 2010, 03:18 PM
a.k.a. Matt Nelson
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very cool.
Nov 02, 2010, 04:10 PM
Transplant Chey WY from Reno
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Cool. Are you doing CNC molds of just the fuse? ARe the wings two piece, or is that just for looks? If CNC, what machine did you set up?

I am envious, as I think most are of a nice plane.

Good luck.
Nov 02, 2010, 04:14 PM
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Very nice work.
Nov 02, 2010, 06:59 PM
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The Goal is the fuse molds machined first out of aluminum. Once the fuses are proven and perfected then I will move on to the One piece wing- molds for that will be more expensive so I may do that out of corian, acetate or Tivar. The wings are designed after my currently bagged wings.

My machinest is waiting for the final solid files for the fuse now.
Nov 02, 2010, 07:08 PM
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One question and one comment...

That nose looks pretty pointy. Does that fit withing the F3K parameter of greater than 5mm radius, or whatever the spec is?

That 3D PDF makes me wanna throw that thing HARD!!! Looks good.
Nov 02, 2010, 07:31 PM
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10mmx10mm TESTED

Nov 02, 2010, 07:33 PM
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Very nice Doug!
Cool 3D model, almost like watching it fly.
Some might caution against taking the rudderless trend to such extremes though

Can't wait to see the progress!
Nov 02, 2010, 07:39 PM
Team Swallow
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Looks great, Doug!

Looking forward to see more progress.
Nov 02, 2010, 07:41 PM
a.k.a. Matt Nelson
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Doug - just out of curiosity, why is this thread a "rant"?

edit: retracted; "yippee!" seems fitting
Last edited by MattN; Nov 03, 2010 at 11:45 AM.
Nov 02, 2010, 07:51 PM
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Nose Test

Matt-I pushed the wrong one and did not pay attention- Will fix

Here is the testing Cube for you designers- For the nose and all, Maybe I should have one of these made to test at contests.....LOL.

Nov 03, 2010, 12:57 AM
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Horizontal Riser On Elliptical Boom

This did not take too long.

Nov 03, 2010, 10:53 AM
Stangely Spinning in a Circle
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Nice looking plane. Good to see it coming together for you. Where was the slope picture taken?

Nov 03, 2010, 12:12 PM
Transplant Chey WY from Reno
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Actually Doug, the Cube only tests effectively for a fully symmetrical turned nose. Most of the time I see fuselages that have larger radii in the vertical plane, with the horizontal radii much smaller. The cube appears to test only the largest radius, and give a false reading otherwise. The FAI rules show a quarter circle, however a flat template with a semi-circle permits measurement in both directions.
Nov 03, 2010, 12:30 PM
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Looks great Doug. Look forward to watching this one. I always enjoy your threads.

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