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TOM AKERY PLANS COOKUP? (Read 12797 times)
Reply #244 - Jul 13th, 2019 at 9:44am

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In my "professional career," working drawings are either blue-line or blue-prints...for a reason.  Color detail is very nice...for PowerPoint presentations..."talking" drawings.  Unfortunately, greyscale is just what it says...colors are interpolated in shades of grey, which is not as effective as true working drawings.  All that being said, most printers that I've utilized have the option to print in "grey scale"...no need for a graphics program.  Even then, a lot of color line in grey scale simply disappears when printed.

Another significant issue computer generated drawings have is line scale/density.  When a line is inked on a drafting table...all that is quite visible...easily seen and verified.  Not so on a computer screen.  The smaller the construction subject, the more critical this aspect becomes...take the outside line edge...the middle...the inside?

My point is...creating a truly accurate working drawing "ain't easy."  A contractor would come to me with an "unforeseen issue" and if I knew him well I'd say, "I'm sure you've got a solution in mind...let's hear your ideas."  It's the old adage of "If there's a will...there's bound to be a way."  Wink  It's no different with this hobby of ours.

However...we utilize what we have, right? Right...and what we have is GREAT.  Thanks, Tom. Smiley

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Reply #243 - Jul 12th, 2019 at 11:47pm

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Slow progress. One strip of 1/32 x 1/16 above the wing and one of 1/32 sq below the wing. Now to let it dry and remove it from the board tomorrow. Then the other formers and then more 1/32 strips. You know, you can always print a plan in grayscale if you don't like the colour.
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Reply #242 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 4:41pm

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I took a screenshot of the X-1 pdf and then used Paint Shop Pro to convert the red color to black by selecting 'greyscale'.
 
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Reply #241 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 3:19pm

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Earlier post on the New Standard was edited today with a revised plan as of July 19, 2019. My plans from henceforth will be in black lines and of a thicker line used.  Thanks fellas.  I just put up with the thin lines when I built from the original plans. Sorry so many have had problems with the colors. 
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Reply #240 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 7:24am

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Tom - I down loaded the revised plan but have not been able to print it yet but soon and thank you for your help. I'll let you know how it goes at the printer.
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Reply #239 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 4:57am

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Thanks Tom, I also would like the black lines on the plan. I just select which color to print and always choose black.

Just need to finish sanding the canopy molds for the F8F and P-47 then vac them.

I was playing with the XF-84H plan reduced for a try. Not sure on this or if I will build some catajets to go fly here and just enjoy.

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Reply #238 - Jul 10th, 2019 at 6:53pm

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Mike asked if I could change the New Standard D-25a from colored lines to black.  Was having some difficulty getting a good clear print.  I've tried to do that with this 27" span plan of the New Standard.  I hope this will work for y'all.  Let me know if it needs more work.  Thanks
Tom

edit: 7/11/2019  This is the latest edit of the New Standard Plan.  My original plan was deleted after my build was completed.  I wasn't thinking of keeping a plan gallery at that time.  So this was a quick and dirty plan to reconstruct a plan for an article in which my plane was featured as part of his presentation of the New Standard aircraft.  Some of the early plans used the default setting of the CAD program for the line thickness.  I've started using a thicker setting fro most of the recent plans.  I didn't mind the thinner lines because I was making them for myself.  But thay are a bit harder to print and read.   Embarrassed Roll Eyes Wink
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Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #237 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 6:38pm

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Love it Bob...I'm definitely going to have to build one for myself!!!  Well done! Smiley
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #236 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 5:57pm

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I like the colour scheme Bob! And Popeye was one of my favorite characters.
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Reply #235 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 5:14pm

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I am jumping ahead to catch up.

Finished the covering and markings. Used a Popeye symbol for the a/c signature and used my initials for the a/c ID. I used the
Prisma
white pencil that Mike suggested to back fill the white tissue so it would not blend in with the dark green tissue.

The canopy mold is ready to vac.


 

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Reply #234 - Jul 9th, 2019 at 3:06am

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alf, your build is clean, crisp, and clean. Smiley Something would like to immolate.

ian, I still like the LEGO's you use for keeping your pieces square.

Tom, I see you have been building now and cannot wait to see it finished.

Bob
 

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Reply #233 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 11:42pm

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Ian,
I would encourage you to adopt AK's wing pockets for your X-1.  I'm going to adopt them for my future plans that have mid-wing setups.
Tom
 

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If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #232 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 6:45pm

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Just a minute grabbed here and there. First 3 half-formers glued in place. This is the section that holds the wing. It will be a while before I get caught up with alphakilo
ian
 
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Reply #231 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 2:52pm

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Outstanding AK...can't tell them apart in the pics...looks great! Smiley
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #230 - Jul 8th, 2019 at 9:32am

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Pics showing the upper and lower fuselage 'humps' on the X-1. Used 1/8 square and 1/16 stringers to make the 'hump'. Set them on a foundation strip of manila folder stiff paper. Finished with Hobbico balsa colored filler.

Many thanks to Tom for the manila folder recommendation. It's hard to tell where the balsa, paper, and filler meet.
 

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