Monday, August 10, 2009

Remember, I have an apparel website!

Remember to check out my apparel website. There is a new item every week.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Little progress of yesterday

Yesterday I had other things to do, so I made little progress. I did make important progress, however.


1.) Moved EDF (Ducted Fan) forward
2.) Smoothed out rear body shape
3.) Changed v-stab shape
4.) Modified efflux (exhaust pipe) to create more thrust

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Day 3, Canopy progressed

It's day 3 and the canopy is progressing smoothly. As you can see, I've begun to layout the struts for it and the undercarriage that allows streamlined flow from the canopy into the intake.


1.) Canopy shape changed slightly to give more of a 'fast' feel to the shape
2.) Canopy method of attachment perfected
3.) Canopy struts drawn

Day off

I spent the day away from my house yesterday to spend time with my girlfriend, whom has now left for 3 weeks on a trip. Today I will be continuing my R/C Plane, so keep checking up.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 2, design is looking great

I have been putting a lot of thought into the design of this airplane. Today I focused on the frontal area of the plane, including the canopy and the air intake. In order to maintain smooth aerodynamics as well as optimal air intake, I have been attempting to design a good way to bevel the body's thickness down to the intake. So far so good. The pic below should give you an idea about what I mean.


1.) Canopy elongated
2.) Method of attachment from canopy to body beginning to take shape
3.) Intake design taking shape
4.) Exhaust duct narrowed to actual diameter of the engine tunnel
5.) Basic vert stabilizer shape drawn
6.) Side view of plane drawn.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

One day's work

After a good long day's work, check out the progress I've made. Not bad, eh?

Old projects to new

So I finally got my ACL surgery and I have been recorvering for the past 2 and a half weeks. I still have months to go, so I decided to start things to use up my time. Seeing as I am very immobile right now, I have finally finished my R/C Plane I had started a while back. My maiden voyage I crashed it into a wall. Oops! It's alright though, it was basically a test airplane to see how spot-on my ability to calculate lift, center of gravity, etc was, and my ability to assemble the plane. Not bad, I have to say. I could have been better, but not bad. My next project, which I immediately started on, was an R/C Ducted Fan Jet. So far, it's pretty sick. Here's what I have design-wise. I'll keep posting!