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Research AP-101C-0601-3A Wasp HAS 1 Illustrated parts manual T. L. Ciastula: The Development of the P.531, The Aeronautical Journal / Volume 68 / Issue 642 / June 1964 D. B. Bathurst: Maritime VSTOL — The Development of Small Ship Helicopter Operations in the Royal Navy, SAE Transactions Vol. 83, Section 3: 740525–740863 (1974) L. B. Bryson, F. E. Heenan, C. A. Johnson: Helicopters in the Royal Navy, The Aeronautical Journal / Volume 76 / Issue 740 / August 1972 J. H. Stevens: Scout and Wasp - Westland's All-British Helicopters, Flight International June 1964 Adrian Balch: Westland Scout & Wasp, Warpaint Series No.110, Guideline Publications. 2017 Larry Jeram-Croft, Terry Martin: The Royal Navy Wasp: An Operational & Retirement History, Pen & Sword Aviation 2018 A placeholder so I can't bottle out of doing this at such a large and (to me) unfamiliar scale once the Sea Vixen builds are completed....
Hi all, not sure if I am even posting this in the right place, but I guess I'll just get the question out there and worry about the rest later So, my current project is giving me the 'opportunity' to detail the cockpit interior, which I a some way into already. However, I need to build a cockpit cradle, and I figured it would be nice to try and use my Malyan PLA 3D printer. The act of printing would be fairly straightforward, however I need to design it and produce the necessary file to feed to the printer. And this is where I appear to run into a brick wall, as I am really struggling to find any CAD software that is (a) easy for my dumb brain to understand, and (b) actually produces the design I want. The design is simply (!) this: I've tried TinkerCAD, OpenSCAD and FreeCAD thus far, and all of them have defeated me in my attempts to reproduce this design. I don't want anyone to do this for me necessarily, I am just hoping that someone could provide some pointers on how to actually use a CAD program to produce this design! Any guidance would be very much appreciated!
I have an interest in airfield vehicles and transports, one of them being a modern trailer that would carry large aircraft, such as an AW101 Merlin or Panavia Tornado etc. The scale I like to work to is 1:144 scale; however, there are very few of these types of vehicles available in true 1:144 scale. As such, I plan to build one of these trailers by drawing it in CAD and then printing it on a 3D resin printer. CAVEAT - I am new to CAD and this may be an idea too far but I am going to try my best. This model will be produced from an amateur's point of view; other, more experienced CAD users might baulk at my methods but please bear with me. Hopefully, the end result will be a nicely printed model to be placed into a diorama setting. So, here we go. This is the image that sparked my interest: The publicity brochure came with a plan and profile drawing which I have scanned and uploaded to Fusion 360. One of the first advantages that I found with this CAD package is that, whatever the size of the plan being used, it is very simple to resize it to the scale you wish to work with. The feature is called Calibrate and, as long as you have one known reference size on the plan, you enter that size and the whole plan resizes accordingly. I prefer to draw and work to the scale that I will be printing my model at; others tend to draw their CAD in full size; however, I have found that scaling down the model from full size can mean that some smaller parts become unprintable as they've been scaled down too far. Enough with the dialogue, here is my first sketch which I have drawn as an overlay on the profile part of the plan. It is one of the chassis side frames. I only have to draw this once because I can just duplicate more frames as I need them. Once a feature, such as this frame, has been drawn/sketched then I can make it wider/thicker by using a tool called Extrude. This allows me to pull out the thickness of the sketch to whatever size I need. After that, I can hide the plan and this will show the extruded part which is then called a Body. Here is a view of the first body of the chassis. The end result, which is obviously a long way off yet, will consist of many sketches and lots of bodies and with luck will form a nicely printed model. Please feel free to contribute any helpful advice or recommendations, even images of this trailer that might help me identify parts and their locations. Thanks for looking. Mike EDIT: trailer version amended to a GTS44/3 17.5 on advice from fellow members.