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Dan Paxton

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About Dan Paxton

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    Hooked For Life
  • Birthday 09/08/1968

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    Lincoln, Nebraska
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    Mostly WW2 Aircraft

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  1. Not sure if you have an AirCorpse library account. they have all kinds of info on DC-3/C-47 aircraft.....drawings, diagrams, blueprints.... It would be worth your time with this build.
  2. Oooooooohhhhh....... Following this for sure!
  3. The Picture of the mechanic sitting on the door and the milky substance flowing down the fuselage.....that is an engine flush, the milky stuff is called gas-path and cleans the the turbine blades and guide vanes inside the engine. We did the same thing on our AH-1's. Gas-path, if not washed off, will stain CARC paint.....it makes a heavy faded color, very light base color if you will. Great pictures BTW, I can almost smell the sweet smell of hydraulic fluid, oil and JP-8........
  4. Ooooooohhhhh big helicopter.....AKA the crowd pleaser........love it. I may have missed what type of printer you have.....
  5. Magnificent build so far sir, thank you for taking us on this journey with you.....I ALWAYS learn from you masters.....
  6. I actually got to see a west German F-104 fly over while stationed in Germany during the late 80's. Sunofagun that was loud. maybe 500 feet up and 600(?) Knots....it was awesome! I love watching you build and enjoy learning new tricks along the way. Keep up the fascinating work!
  7. Fozzy.......sir...... impeccable as always. You're going to convince me to actually start my Mitchel project someday, aren't you?!?!
  8. I'm so glad to see you back in the workshop sir....fantastic stuff here as usual
  9. Yep, I'm in awe yet again. What software are you using to design the major components? Excellent work Cheers, Dan
  10. I'm teaching myself CAD using Fusion360 and love your renderings. are you drawing them yourself or is there some magical place that does those? Eventually I plan on scratch building a 1/20 scale aircraft......doing the AirCorps library blueprints and scaling them to 1/20......its a big project, but it keeps me occupied. how do you get the individual pictures of your drawings? You are an artisan Cheers, Dan
  11. I use Fusion 360 for my CAD program. Its free, its simple to use, there are tons of how to videos. CAD is a learning curve. No 2 ways around that. But when you get a drawing saved and you need to make improvements on that particular part, its simple to go back into the CAD file and make your changes. For a 3D printer, I'm starting with the Snap-maker. Small print area and it doesn't do fine small details (-1 mm) well. but its a good introduction to the technology. I've used a 3D printed part as a blank for forming annealed aluminium parts.....with good effect in m
  12. Peter, I know this is a bit late, but for shaping annealed sheet stock around a complex curve, would a 3D negative print be used to form the part? Excellent work by the way Cheers, Dan
  13. Oh, My, Word The amount of detail you get in 1/32nd scale......stunning sir
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