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#106 Jim Barry

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 02:46 AM

Thanks, Rick. 

 

So progress on wings continues in the most traditional scratch building method: Wood! I used my little Dremel jig saw which makes quick work and no fuss.  It's all bonded with 5 min epoxy. It's so strong! Note some build up with sheet balsa to get desired form. 

 

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 01:06 PM

More progress. Both wings on now and added more to the fuselage core including the engine cowling I drafted in 3D. This is a milestone of sorts being the first time I have ever added 3D printed parts to a model. Lots more to go! 

 

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Just for the record, the start of this thread has a comment from me where I hope to be done by Christmas. Well, I missed that mark, but no regrets. I did not factor in the puppy. 

 

 

Check out the cold here today. Very unusual for the coast. That's minus -26 C

 

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#108 Jim Barry

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:07 PM

Today I worked on the IP. The panel is a 3D print then a layer of clear plastic and then little cut out instruments printed on photopaper from a Google image  search on aircraft instruments. These are not exactly Bearcat instruments in the gauge holes. Keen eyes will note the compass has a jet image in it.  Thought I'd just admit that one before someone calls me out on it!  Maybe guilt will make me change but for now I got to keep moving. There is so much to do! 

 

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Posted 06 January 2018 - 09:17 PM

Looks great !!.......Harv :popcorn:


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Posted 06 January 2018 - 10:15 PM

That instrument panel looks great, Jim!

 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 04:48 AM

That IP looks...  freaking awesome!


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 10:47 AM

That's awesome Jim! The IP turned out great. The rest of the build is coming along nicely too!

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 12:35 AM

 Engine and cockpit are coming along here. 

 

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:10 AM

Noice! :)
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#115 brahman104

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:12 AM

Man that engine came out ridiculously well Jim!

 

Congrats mate,

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:26 AM

Looks fantastic! great to see the big cat develop.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 09:30 AM

Impressive on so many levels, Jim!

 

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:39 PM

Clever stuff Jim  :popcorn:

 

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 03:04 AM

Wow Jim!!!  Just discovered this.  I love what you are doing here (one bicyclist to another, BTW).  I really must buy the Fusion 360 package and learn how to use it.  I used to use Catia back in my working days.  3-D printing could solve alot of my scratch building problems, and save some labor.


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 06:50 AM

Looks like 3D printing is going to change our hobby. 


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