martenare Posted December 9, 2014 Share Posted December 9, 2014 (edited) I have for the last few years been thinking of and experimenting with the new possibilities that technology brings us. We are now able to design a model with a CAD program (with relative ease) and then use CNC routers and 3D printers to turn out the parts. However, as with all scratch building it is quite time consuming. That is why I thought I would post here and see if any skilled scratch builder(s) would be interested in a joint effort. I am fairly competent in a free CAD program called Blender, I own a CNC mill and 3D printing is readily available online. I would create the computer model, CNC mill and vacuum form large parts. Smaller parts would be 3D printed online (shapeways, imaterialise). I will then send the parts your way and your task would be to build the actual model! Some parts will also have to be scratch built. We should of course document our progress here at the forum.We could go super accurate and detailed or just try the actual concept. So I am hoping this will interest some of you. This will be a great opportunity to build an unusual aircraft or at a particular scale (no point doing it if we can just pick up the airfix box).Let me know what you think! What aircraft would be fun to make? I will be up for any aircraft as long as we can find decent references to work from.As a bit of inspiration I have posted two pics of a Swedish Saab J21A that I have been playing with in my CAD program. Edited April 22, 2015 by martenare 5 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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