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Old Aug 05, 2007, 11:24 PM
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Ed, those are beautiful! Are they all scratch made? Does your F-22 have a full flying stab? I especially LOVE the Fantom. I'm very interested in obtaining a kit from you.Put me on a waiting list. Please?
Awesome work!
Best regards, Joe
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Old Aug 06, 2007, 01:16 AM
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Yep, full flying stab on the F-22 and F-4. The F-4 had some weird tendencies, if/when I repair it I'll have to try to fix some things.

Yes, all scratchbuilt from the ground up.
Old Oct 04, 2007, 10:52 PM
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What a great looking f-22. Im very interested in plans/semi kit if you ever decide to offer them. Nice Work

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Old Oct 04, 2007, 11:46 PM
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I got the laser parts months ago but haven't finished fitting them together. Summertime burnout sucks.
Old Oct 05, 2007, 02:46 AM
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I got the laser parts months ago but haven't finished fitting them together. Summertime burnout sucks.
Guess I'll have to find that Princess Leah pic again BTW Can you post a few pics of the landing gear on your Balsa F-22 ?
Tom
Old Oct 05, 2007, 04:16 AM
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Ed just curious. How much was the cost for the laser cutting? For my f16 parts i was asked 160 euro (parts for fuse) , eee about 220 dollars. Deam this is not fair.

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Old Oct 05, 2007, 01:11 PM
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My first batch was at a discount but it was about 45 US dollars I think. I think the next cut will be a bit over 50. One tip the guy at AKMmodels gave me (and also from someone who got some parts cut before me) was to not use spline curves on the parts because they are computationally intensive and slow to cut. Use arcs or short straight line segments (I used the straight lines) to describe curves. On curved sections I used a point about every 1/4" or 5mm, depending on how sharp the curve was, the sharper the curve the closer the points.
Old Oct 05, 2007, 02:12 PM
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yeah big time! i use spline function then if needed its a few rubs of a block away from a curve anyway.

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Old Oct 05, 2007, 03:02 PM
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...One tip the guy at AKMmodels gave me (and also from someone who got some parts cut before me) was to not use spline curves on the parts because they are computationally intensive and slow to cut. Use arcs or short straight line segments (I used the straight lines) to describe curves. On curved sections I used a point about every 1/4" or 5mm, depending on how sharp the curve was, the sharper the curve the closer the points.
... and i suspected that. Thanks for confiriming Ed...
But despite that ...50 dollars... i am jealus.

Peter
Old Oct 05, 2007, 07:35 PM
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Ed and Barry,

There is a lisp routine for AutoCAD that will take splines and turn them into joined polylines, makes this a snap.

Eric B.
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Old Oct 05, 2007, 08:06 PM
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When I open autocad it's like a monkey staring at a rubics cube...no idea. The whole black screen and white lines thing throws me to start with, and even drawing a line...I never took the time to figure it out. Designcad works for me!
Old Oct 05, 2007, 08:11 PM
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Ed,

Where the heck have I been for the last 1021 days...? Just stumbled on this thread this evening.

Well, now there is a face to attach to the name...

Nice job on the F22.
Old Oct 05, 2007, 09:18 PM
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good to know eric! I know rhino did it with simple click function, but didnt know how in cad. I like rhino but sometimes its actually too simple, when you want to really get in and get acurate it can be tough at times. Sometimes I will build it in cad geometrically so i know its accurate or level or specific thickness's, then i'll shove it to rhino and smooth it around.


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Old Oct 05, 2007, 09:35 PM
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Monkey? - Rubix cube? Yeah, I hear you. Retro-grade Ron here. Scissors and heavy paper is my medium of preferance.

Go F-22 Ed, you will be happy!

Ron
Old Oct 06, 2007, 05:58 AM
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Ed and Barry,

There is a lisp routine for AutoCAD that will take splines and turn them into joined polylines, makes this a snap.

Eric B.
Eric B., could you tell us the command, or send the lisp file?
This could be very hlpfull for me

Thanks
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