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Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 08-01-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 226,807
Posted By Flite-Metal
Need for authoritative CG data...

Sorry, I may have overlooked this question. At the time we were
very much over our head with respect to resolved data. However
I can answer your question because it is an explicit provided by...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 06-15-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Multiple Part Components

Below are resulting cuts from Sam's working through the hours required to achieve either
a properly milled part, or an anomaly which prevented success.

We tend to think of ourselves as being...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-22-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 74,161
Posted By Flite-Metal
Bernie's wing was wiggling more than a wee bit :)...

Bernie's wing was wiggling more than a wee bit :)

Its repaired and we look forward to receiving another video from Bernie
where-in the flight is like that of his B-52's. Mean while back at...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-22-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 74,161
Posted By Flite-Metal
Rubber Band Fixture Broke

Bernie and I have spoken on a couple of occassions during his rebuild. He never mentioned a J-hook pulling loose;
definatley accounts for the slack of the wing retention.

He is supposed to have...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-12-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Busy

Need we say more?

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=180729&stc=1&d=1431453850

Milled to the nacelle centerline enables easy door location. Like if you don't know...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-09-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Inboard Nacelle Outrigger Doors

No, we are not in Venice...though the inboard nacelle outrigger door looks like a gondala.

The outside parallel lines represent the hinge line parting point of the outside perimeter
of the door....
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-01-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 74,161
Posted By Flite-Metal
Wing Issue ??? Again ???

Anti-Neutonian:

You've lost me. What is 7:27 and what does it have to do with this project? I realize you have come into this at
about the middle of its completion.

Wait a minute...you must...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-01-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 74,161
Posted By Flite-Metal
Instant B-47 Flying Model

::o

OK, here it is, a flying model of the B-47. Quick and easy assembly for those who have lost patience with this thread. CG is approx
one inch behind the center intersect of the two wing...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-01-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Finally Getting Past The Fiddli-Bits To Now Assemble...

I suppose at this point Steve must have been bored and stopped following this thread. We are
making sectional components with which to assemble our first of three versions of the Boeing B-47.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 05-01-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 74,161
Posted By Flite-Metal
Fiddili-Bits With Which To Build

I suppose at this point Steve must have been bored and stopped following this thread. We are making sectional components with
which to assemble our first of three versions of the Boeing B-47.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Radome "with all its "characteristics" & character(s)"

Seems everything these days has issues :) Welcome to the chin radome in all its width, length, and depth.

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=180546&stc=1&d=1430329046
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-29-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Normally when one mills they are just a little...

Normally when one mills they are just a little over size. B-47s are being milled to four decimal places...which
pretty much puts us right at 00x00x00 deviation from the 1:1 shape when the CAD...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-28-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Surface Texture aka Smoothness

There is virtually no surface sanding. The redish highlighted area below is final foam surface. At this point
some foam is coated with Polyurea Resin prior to covering with Flite-Metal.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-28-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Steadily Moving Forward

Speaking of Sam, He's been busy with the CNC mill. Here are a progression of images
showing how the fuselage front steadily grew slice by slice to its final shape.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-15-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Your comments and questions are welcome. Sam is...

Your comments and questions are welcome. Sam is monitoring this thread to answer
questions relative to our Black Toe CNC Mill "Kit", power supply, integration board, &
our use of Aspire's Cut3D to...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-15-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Just Mill'n Along

We'll return with some windshield printing results shortly...Thought you might want a peek at Sam's success
with the CNC mill... ;^) Its been interesting...Sam stuck with it and finally we are...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 04-04-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By Flite-Metal
Freewing 80mm 12-Blade EDF Power System w/ 3530-1750kV Motor

I have to make an adjustment in the size edf in our outboard nacelles. I am
looking for feedback, the good, bad, and the ugly relative to this EDF.

Freewing 80mm 12-Blade EDF Power System w/...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 03-23-2015, 02:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By Flite-Metal
Wait a minute....The exterior shape is not...

Wait a minute....The exterior shape is not driving the answer.

The bifuraction of an EDF is simple and very effecient. Exterior
shape should in all cases be gentle transitions, intake diameter...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-22-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Cockpit 3D Printing.

Took a few days longer to dig up all the software from the two older computers and fit
it all into this notebook. Below is the front windshield as it appears in the UP3D print
software.
...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 03-08-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?att...

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=179786&stc=1&d=1425842985
I am setting up our Up3D printer. We've had it a long time but something was always
popping its head up to...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
The wing is hot wired. Due to the 5 inch inboard...

The wing is hot wired. Due to the 5 inch inboard flap "thickness" and wing's minimum
skin thickness above it I will probably use High-Load 40 to expedite the wire travel.
The top of the wing is...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-26-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
60# density Hi-Load Styrofoam. Explicit product...

60# density Hi-Load Styrofoam. Explicit product not a knock-off product. The OEM
product is dimentially stable and square due to its monitoring during the extrusion
process.

We will use some...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-24-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Tip Of The Iceberg...Last Piece Of the Puzzle...

Quite literally there are so many things to be reigned in that overall progress may appear
slow, however it not. Moving from item to item section to section from nose to tail.

Printing, milling,...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 02-07-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 226,807
Posted By Flite-Metal
CNC mill testing today. Pix when time permits.

CNC mill testing today. Pix when time permits.
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-26-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7d/c7/cd...

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/7d/c7/cd/7dc7cd793b5525fa65cde27f054e04d9.jpg

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hope everyone was fortunate to have seen...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 12-12-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Relative Datums For Those Building Along With Us...

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=178769&stc=1&d=1418419824
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By Flite-Metal
Keep CG Where It Is/Was... ?

Do you currently fly? I ask because you were going to try to keep CG at the location it is at now. As long as
the wing and its angle do not change the CG point will not change. However, this was a...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 11-23-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,008
Posted By Flite-Metal
Back 30 years ago the Midwest Jetster is/was...

Back 30 years ago the Midwest Jetster is/was exactly what you propose. It followed a slightly different
composition in that it had a single recip/elf for power. They were very fast for a traditional...
Forum: Electric Ducted Fan Jets 11-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 31,096
Posted By Flite-Metal
Proofing...Power:Mass - 1.623# T : 1# W

This week we should get back on track with our nacelle resizing. The original milling was a test of our virgin, unedited files...
It would be a stretch thinking these would be proper the first go....
Forum: Foamies 11-18-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4,075
Views: 488,290
Posted By Flite-Metal
Cardstock Resources For Foam Models

George,

Copyrights should be preserved as the point of origin for a design has taken a long time, and in some cases a tremendous
amount of money to design something. For example above, I shared...
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