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dutch



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:48 am    Post subject: News from the Flying Fortress hangar Reply with quote

Hello

We were lucky enough, to take dimensions on real B-17 parts and went home with a bucket full of pictures, drawing and motivation !
The first brandnew CAD files for our project are ready !

regards,Dan






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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan,
Wow that looks terrific B17 was always a favorite of mine. Just a question isnt the centre spoke of the yoke supposed to be tapered to a thinner point where it joins the main body or am I wrong.

Tim
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dutch



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Thanks Wink
Yes, you're right. the centerspoke is tapered. The yokes will be also the first parts wich will be made real. Hope to start soon !

regards,Dan
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Just a first shot from the throttle-box in progress.....

regards, Dan


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

good to see you here again Dan.

Looking good as usual....seems like this is going to be an as awesome project as your steam gauge 737 was !

excelent work !

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: News from the Flying Fortress hangar Reply with quote

What CAD program is that? 3D Studio Max?
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dutch



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Thanks for your motivation Wink
I'm using Autodesk Inventor for making all the drawings.

Regards,Dan
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice start on the 17.

Whatever happened to your 737, is it still around?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to put up the dimentions of all the components for the rest of us interested in doing such a thing? Do you have any for the panel? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:31 pm    Post subject: B17 Reply with quote

I have access to a real B17, Memphis Belle. I go to the museum once a month generally so let me know what dimensions or pictures you guys need.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

I have sold my 737 sim in may, because I got a good offer. The sim went to a real life pilot from Germany, so he's in good hands.
I'll offer the dimensions of my flightdeck if they are all cross-checked with the real thing on serious request. It's a hard work, to figure out everything and build the whole flightdeck in 3D ! Smile
The drawings of the mainpanel I already own, but this piece of excellent 3D work is made by Bruce Claxton from http://B17panels.com. He has friendly shared the drawings against my framework plans. So if you need the Mainpanel files, you'll better contact Bruce directly.

@Bob: You've got PM Wink

Regards,Dan
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan,
I dont know if you know of this place but its near me. I helped wiht restoration of a F-4U there, took 3 years

http://warbirdrelics.com/

Chuck
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Nice to hear from you again Chuck. I knew this site already, it's a great place to find rare parts. I'm still looking for a B-17 illustrated parts book (a reproduction off course Wink )
Maybe someone have any idea. I've tried already to get one via the smithsonian institue, but they only have the whole set on microfilm for 1600 USD, much money, if you only need some detail drawings from the flightdeck.

Regards,Dan
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Just a few updates on the throttle lever and throttle lock lever...
Regards,Dan


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

Here we go with an update on the prob levers....

regards,Dan


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