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dutch
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News from the Flying Fortress hangar

Post by dutch »

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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Post by warvet »

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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Post by dutch »

Hello

Thanks ;-)
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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Post by dutch »

Hello

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

regards, Dan

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Post by dnoize »

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 !

Stef
www.boeing737ng.com - the 737 simulator project

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Re: News from the Flying Fortress hangar

Post by skydvdan »

What CAD program is that? 3D Studio Max?
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Post by dutch »

Hello

Thanks for your motivation ;-)
I'm using Autodesk Inventor for making all the drawings.

Regards,Dan

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Post by Joe Cygan »

Nice start on the 17.

Whatever happened to your 737, is it still around?
JC

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Post by dc10747 »

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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B17

Post by Bob Reed »

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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Post by dutch »

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 ! :-)
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 ;-)

Regards,Dan

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Post by DAL900 »

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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Post by dutch »

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 ;-) )
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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Post by dutch »

Hello

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

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Post by dutch »

Hello

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

regards,Dan

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