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Old 03-11-2021, 09:57 AM
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kicking around a comant antenna puck fairing



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Old 03-11-2021, 01:24 PM
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Hi Steve
Which 3D printer do you use? What 3D CAD software to you use? Any machine recommendations for someone getting started? How about any books to get up to speed?

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Old 03-11-2021, 04:49 PM
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for a laser show. getting prepared for a dance party. can you feel the beat?

"she came down from Cincinnati"

https://youtu.be/-zvASjIvwnw

https://youtu.be/_ihNT1AC198



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from the lazy hammock chair.

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RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
I was born an airplane nut. I have no explanation for it.
My Artwork is freely given and published and cannot be patented.
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Old 03-11-2021, 05:07 PM
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Hi Steve
Which 3D printer do you use? What 3D CAD software to you use? Any machine recommendations for someone getting started? How about any books to get up to speed?

Thanks
Sam
Lulzbot, FreeCad, no books-- just do it.
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RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
I was born an airplane nut. I have no explanation for it.
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www.rvplasticparts.com
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Old 03-12-2021, 07:46 AM
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concept 1. needs some fwd and aft taper.

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Old 03-13-2021, 06:54 AM
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this is the best I could do with this one. to be secured with AN3 bolts. cutting the sides minimizes frontal area and allows antenna rods to clear.







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RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
I was born an airplane nut. I have no explanation for it.
My Artwork is freely given and published and cannot be patented.
www.rvplasticparts.com

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Old 03-13-2021, 07:39 AM
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Could you make a contoured mount to fit a GA35 antenna to the curvature of the RV8 skin just aft of the seat bulkhead?
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Old 03-13-2021, 12:59 PM
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Default Comant antenna puck fairing

first print is good. passes dimensional inspection but needs a test fit to an antenna. I don't have one.



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RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

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www.rvplasticparts.com
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Old 03-13-2021, 01:00 PM
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Could you make a contoured mount to fit a GA35 antenna to the curvature of the RV8 skin just aft of the seat bulkhead?
yep, I think I could do that.
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RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
I was born an airplane nut. I have no explanation for it.
My Artwork is freely given and published and cannot be patented.
www.rvplasticparts.com
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Old 03-13-2021, 08:41 PM
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still cleaning but starting to look better. the safety rail is going in next. my brother is working the sound system for the dance floor. he said a sub woofer is a must have.

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RV-9A, Tip-up, Superior O-320, roller lifters, 160HP, WW 200RV, dual impulse slick mags, oil pressure = 65 psi, EGT = 1300F, flight hours = 900+ for all

Simplicity is the art in design.
I was born an airplane nut. I have no explanation for it.
My Artwork is freely given and published and cannot be patented.
www.rvplasticparts.com

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