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Old 08-12-2017, 01:27 PM
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Barx, I always thought, that the difficult thing about 3D printing is the software you need to control the process. For instance, if you would want to print the front part of a Pratt & Whitney prop engine, which is very diificult to make in paper rings, how do instruct the printer to make those parts? Or air scoops for those engines?
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:29 PM
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The software is pretty easy to use. I used Tinkercad.com to design the nose cone. Tinkercad saves the instructions as an STL file. Then import the STL file into Cura (download and install for Windows) and save the instructions again as gcode. Cura conveniently defaults to saving the gcode onto the SD card you have inserted into your computer. My printer uses microSD, so I use a SD to microSD adapter in my computer. Then insert the microSD card into the printer and select the gcode file and away it goes.

There are countless ready made STL files available to download for free. I did see one for a radial engine, but I don't remember where (maybe yeggi.com).

There's a learning curve, but 3D printing is now pretty popular, so there's a lot available for free. Search for 3D printing on Youtube and you will find everything you want to know.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:10 AM
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Here's my take on the 'bus. Hope this helps out BARX2 on his build. The tail skid (parts 15 a/b/c) is just a best guess on what the designer was thinking.
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Old 08-13-2017, 09:26 AM
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Here's my take on the 'bus. Hope this helps out BARX2 on his build. The tail skid (parts 15 a/b/c) is just a best guess on what the designer was thinking.
Excellent work. Just beautiful!
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:11 AM
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WOW! Thanks for posting the pictures........... I totally agree with Joe!
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:23 PM
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Ok, thanks, Barx. Seems complex, but straightforward.
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:45 PM
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This model looks absolutely overwhelming.
You did a very professional job on it.
I loved the result very much.

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Old 08-13-2017, 05:25 PM
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Congratulations!!! Very clean and elegant build... And thank you Jonh, for giving us such desirable model.
Following your journey from Brazil!

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Old 08-13-2017, 05:54 PM
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Thanks for the praise, but this is BARX2's thread and I don't want to hijack it. I thought some photos could help as far as parts placement goes. John Bowden is the true artist here with his wonderful re color and enlargement of the Airbus.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:01 PM
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Made some progress. I've been adding build photos to the Google photos link above. This is going to be one of those 20 foot models, if you know what I mean (looks great from 20 feet away)! Knife, your photos are very helpful!
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