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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

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Dug through my image folder to see if I could come up with some references to help.

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Radio rack from above

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radio rack from below and behind

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cockpit lefthand sidewall

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Frame Station 146, the A-frame as it is refered to. Sits behind the pilot and supports the cockpit roof. This view is from in front.

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A-frame from behind

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A-frame from below and in front

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view of the A-frame in place in the fuselage frame

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On 7/26/2018 at 9:52 PM, NukerDan said:

You've probably seen this, but here's a 360° cockpit view of her:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156847319893623&id=192081688622

 

 

Well thanks Dan - I hadn't seen that, it will come in very useful thats for sure :)

 

 

On 7/30/2018 at 6:07 PM, rtwpsom2 said:

For those interested, the restored P-51C Lope's Hope the 3rd just won Grand Champion in the WWII category at EAA Airventure 2018.  This is probably the most prestigious award for aircraft restorations there is in the United States.  

 

 

Fantastic - I am so pleased for the guys - such an achievement and rightly deserved - thanks for dropping in with the news :)

 

 

On 7/31/2018 at 2:53 PM, rtwpsom2 said:

I'm new to the forum so I can't just like your comments, but I have read them appreciatively.  Here is a news broadcast featuring some good closeups of LH3.

 

 

 

Welcome! and thank you again so good to see some of the 'live' details in the airframe as they pan around it

 

On 7/31/2018 at 6:48 PM, Hacker said:

he been gone for a bit . wonder if he is in a mexican jail some where lol

 

Hacker

 

 

 

Ha! no, I am not in a Mexican jail, but more on that in a minute :)

 

 

On 7/31/2018 at 8:36 PM, Dan Paxton said:

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

 

Thanks Dan - that is a really good idea - I can think of a few areas where i need to make complex fairings etc where this would really help :)

 

 

 

On 8/1/2018 at 5:35 PM, rtwpsom2 said:

Dug through my image folder to see if I could come up with some references to help.

 

 

 

Well - these are incredible!! such a useful resource as it is the skeletal view that really helps form the mental image of the construction I am trying to replicate. That is so difficult to do from photo's so these renderings are so valuable. Rest assured they will be my go-to resource for the months of work to come.. :) I can't thank you enough ...

 

So, I don't have any work to post unfortunately, but thought a little update on my absence is in order as it has been a long one. First I went to Mexico on holiday, then when I got back my house is being remodelled including my workshop so my bench actually ceased to exist for a while! Then I have just got back from a few weeks in India on business for my day job so I am just starting to get my bench (& my life) back into some sense of normality. I spoke to Ray at Fantasy Printshop this morning & all the decals for Lopes Hope are nearly done so I should have those early next week, which should give me the impetus to start work again...

 

Missed you all & hope to be back soon :)

 

All the best

Peter

 

 

 

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Hey Peter... all this gallivanting around the globe you will need another holiday.

 

Glad you enjoyed Mexico.:clap2:

 

Enjoy MY BEAUTIFUL  Birthplace....INDIA.

It's hot so don't forget to take a cap of somsort ..and lotion... But I guess you will be in a suit busy working.

Enjoy the vivacious And Vibrant India.:wub:

 

And nice to hear from you.

 

:party0023:

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Peter.  Don’t drink the water over there.  Can’t count all the people I’ve witnessed getting sick over there!   Careful.  Ice cubes, salads.  No-no.  Good luck.  We all want to see you healthy and back to work on this glorious -51B.  

 

Cheers,

 

Troy. 

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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

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'I work for Aircorps doing CAD, these are the models we used to build Lope's Hope.'

Quietly understated.  Along the lines of:  That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.

 

Sincerely,

Mark

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14 hours ago, rtwpsom2 said:

I work for Aircorps doing CAD, these are the models we used to build Lope's Hope.

Welcome and Great to have you on board!  

There are a couple of us round here that rebuild aircraft!  Aircorps sets the bar for us all!  Keep up the great work!

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