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Drawing my B model in Solidworks.

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  • Drawing my B model in Solidworks.

    So far this is what I have Done.

  • #2
    Looks great - how long did that take you?

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    • #3
      Probably about 4 to 6 days of work. Hard to tell been doing it off and on for about 3 months in the evenings.

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      • #4
        Did the forward fuselage structure change with the B model? Hard to tell from the pic, but a few tubes aft of the firewall appear to be different than mine. As you say, a work in progress. That will be a useful tool for you.

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        • #5
          Don't know haven't seen plans for an A model

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          • #6
            I have found that drawing a part before I cut metal is really helpful and if nothing else helps avoid errors.

            To get the wing profile, I had the Mylar drawing scanned and I used that for drawing my wing ribs.

            You can make cutting templates of tube junctions by slitting a tube that you have drawn and mitered in the drawing. Again saves a lot of time and avoids scrapping a part.

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            • #7
              That's awesome Mike! Thanks for sharing!
              Karl
              Bearhawk Bravo #1508B - Scratch Build (wings)
              Northern Idaho

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              • #8
                Mikeos98 - I would like to talk with you about drawing this up in SW. Please give me a call at your convenience. 512/626-7886.

                Bob & I would love to have the planes drawn up in Solid Works. Maybe it could even be a group effort so the time would not be too much for any one person. Thanks. Mark

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                • Chris In Milwaukee
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                  Where is Mark and what have you done with Bob? :-) Kidding! That reply is something I never thought I'd hear from either of you. Certainly a Bearhawk rite of passage!

                • Chewie
                  Chewie commented
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                  I'll say. You even brought Chris out of hibernation!

                • Chris In Milwaukee
                  Chris In Milwaukee commented
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                  Always watching, Wazowski... ;-)

              • #9
                Awesome project !

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                • #10
                  Mark I will call tomorrow sometime.

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                  • #11
                    Drafting the plans in CAD and creating an accurate 3D model of the whole aircraft are very different things.
                    Dave B.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Archer39J View Post
                      Drafting the plans in CAD and creating an accurate 3D model of the whole aircraft are very different things.
                      Yeah I am drawing every individual part and doing an assembly. Look at the picture that started the thread.

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                      • Bdflies
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                        The work you’re doing is amazing!

                        Bill

                      • Archer39J
                        Archer39J commented
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                        It looks like you've modeled a bit, are you intending to draft each part (make a drawing)?

                    • #13
                      Not sure what your plans are for the file, but I'd be interested in getting a copy if possible.
                      Todd Weld
                      Plans #1515B
                      www.facebook.com/N729TW/

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                      • #14
                        Digitizing the plans for your own use, on one build, would be no problem. Sharing them makes me cringe a little. Intellectual property, and all. I can't claim I have never compromised IP myself, but in a small community, I am not sure how welcome it would be.

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                        • #15
                          For me, making the drawings was very helpful as I went on to make the parts. I think that the drawings as they are is just fine.

                          That is just my opinion and it is not worth very much.

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