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Offline Jim52

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Sopwith Baby
« on: December 03, 2012, 01:08:32 PM »
I'm not sure if this is the right place for this. I'm sure that Des will move it to where He
thinks it's best if it's not. A bit of background. Since I wasn't getting any decent job offers,
I decided to go back to school this Fall. That has put an end to just about all my modeling
in plastic. However, my "Final Project" is due in my Solidworks class in a few weeks and I thought
that a WW1 subject would fit the bill and that maybe some of you might want to watch it as
it develops. Here's a screen shot of the lower Fuselage. 1/32nd scale.

           



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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 01:40:35 AM »
  Jim,
Very interesting project my old friend. Count on me to be following here with a great interest.
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Gregory Jouette
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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 11:37:12 AM »
I definitely want to watch this. Explain a bit more if you dont mind. You start with drawings and then you manufacture the project? How, what material etc...enquiring minds want to know...

Steve

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2012, 09:46:34 PM »
Thanks, Guys!

  Steve,
           This is just an end of Semester project to show that my one remaining Brain Cell
has absorbed something! :o Although, I might take it a bit farther and send it off to a
rapid prototyping service for a quote on a short kit....ie: just the fuselage and floats. Today's
a short day at School and I need to get going on this so, look for some more updates later
on today.

Jim

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2012, 01:50:05 AM »
Sounds good. Im watching this space for details.

Steve

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2012, 12:52:52 PM »
  Jim,
That rapid prototyping is something else isn't it. I believe it's fairly expensive though,but what a process. Like Steve I'll be watching this space for details my old friend.
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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2012, 12:55:58 PM »
Interesting Jim, what actual course are you doing at school?

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2012, 09:27:25 PM »
Sorry for the delay. Things are a bit hectic at the moment! :o

Andrew, I'm headed for a CAD Certificate but may have enough of the
              right credits for an AS degree too.

Gregory, We do have a machine at school that I can play with so that will help with the costs.
               I do want to get a quote from an outside firm though, just for reference.

Anyway, here's another photo of where I'm at right now. It needs a lot of tweeking in places but,
I think you'll get the general idea. My Instructor is leaving for England Tuesday to visit with his Daughter over
the Holidays so, the pixels are flying! Hopefully, another update over the weekend.

Jim


       

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 12:05:01 AM »
Interesting work. So if I understand correctly at a later stage you have the ability to mfg the part created.

Steve

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 01:51:48 AM »
Steve,
          Basicly, that's correct. Mostly, it's a matter of cost and that's something I'll
look into.

Jim

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 02:44:18 AM »
  Jim,
Excellent update my old friend. I'm looking forward to watching more of this very interesting project.
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Gregory Jouette
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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 04:18:35 AM »
For a 1/32 Sopwith Baby I'll pony up ;)

Steve

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012, 09:33:42 AM »
Steve,
         Unfortunately the software is for "Academic use Only". Both AutoDesk
and Dessault both have dire warnings of Heaven sent lightening bolts if their
software is use for commercial purposes. ::) ::) ::) But, if you're serious, I do have
access to AutoCad and might be able to set you up with a set of pattern drawings
over Semester break. I sense that this could work out for me too as my second
semester "Final Project" 8)

Jim

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2012, 12:59:52 PM »
OK, School's out for the Semester so here's a small update that I did to celebrate! :)


       


It's just the start of a main float but I wanted to keep up with this.

Jim

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Re: Sopwith Baby
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2012, 02:54:20 AM »
Another quick update....I got bored this morning so I thought I'd work on the rear float. I realize
that these aren't much to look at so I'll try to get an assembly shot uploaded later today.

Jim