B-737

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Cybermac, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Cybermac

    Cybermac Member

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    wheels...

    Hello!

    So far the last thing I made for B-737 was the main gear wheel...

    (BAe-146 is my other design)

    Cybermac:wave:

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  2. imkool

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    I'm impressed! Really cool model :)
  3. Cybermac

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    ...back on 737

    Hello everyone!

    I still don't have a couple of wheel well details/dimensions.

    I wanted to go to Lasham Open Day, (which is the one and only on which you can get close to the airliners!!!) to measure it myself, but this year this very unique aviation venue is CANCELLED:confused:
    Anyway, I hope to get them soon.

    So far I am trying to make the main gear and wheels.

    The main part is made by cardboard wrapped on a metal wire - paper clip. Also, I think, it could be made from ballpen refill - that would be one and only plastic part of the airplane.:rolleyes:

    The tyres will be done from 5 cardboard circles scratched and filled by my 'old friend' - superglue or by model filler. Tomorrow we'll see which one is more effective...

    (Red line shows the dimension of the whell well)

    Cybermac:wave:

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  4. Zathros

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    Glad to see this thread alive. Your model is awesome, and the way you are making them is so hands on, and the result so excellent, well, it's just amazing!
  5. Cybermac

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    putty and sanding...

    Hello!

    Zathros - thank you!
    The words like that are giving me more power to work on my model!

    Putty and sandparer, putty and sandpaper...
    And that's the way it goes:mrgreen:

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  6. Zathros

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    Your ability to extract the 3d from the 2d drawings brings me back to my days as a machinist. The ability to do this is no laughing matter. It points to a real understanding of what you are looking at and the ability to think in multiple dimensions is not something everybody has. Paradoxically, many dyslectic people have this ability. It would be a boon to society if this natural ability were nurtured more.
  7. Uyraell

    Uyraell Newbie

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    It's always tempting to think of things such as airliners as being prosaic.
    And in one sense, they are: we see them in various liveries daily.
    But in so viewing them, we lose sight of the engineering marvels they represent.

    Seeing this model evolve reminds me that here too is technical triumph and innovation, skill, problem solving, and dedication to not only craft itself but the resulting model.

    I've enjoyed reading this thread, and seeing this model evolve.

    Kind and Respectful Regards, Uyraell.
  8. Cybermac

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    Main landing gear...

    Hello everybody!

    Zathros and Uyraell - many thanks for your kind words my friends!
    It is always good to see that somebody likes my job!:thumb:

    Designing of those small parts wasn't easy. For a better efect they were designed in 1:36. I made a drawings on a millimeter paper, later scened them and made a digital edit (50% size) in Paintnet.
    Puting them together in 1:72 is also a bit challenging:twisted:
    Full set consists of 9 parts parts + wheels.
    As you may see, for now there are 7 parts, so 2 more parts - struts will come soon...

    Cybermac:wave:

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  9. Zathros

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    There is a certain realism to that landing gear. I'm not sure why, but it really looks the part, not like some generic landing gear, it looks exactly like the 2d pics you took it from. Very cool indeed!
  10. peter taft

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    Agree with all this - Mac is doing a great job :thumb:
  11. Cybermac

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    Full landing gear set

    Many thanks my friends!

    And here is the full landing gear set (9 parts parts + wheels).
    OK, no more small parts for now, till I will try to work out the front gear:mrgreen:

    Now I am also working on digital edition of the CFM-56 engine.

    Cybermac:wave:

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  12. peter taft

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    Mac, this is coming along at quite a speed now - you are really cooking with gas.... looking very good mate :thumb:
  13. rthompson10

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    Model looks fantastic! allways loved the B-737, live just north of Dallas so I see SouthWest 737's ALL THE TIME! looking foward to the model.......Rich
  14. Cybermac

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    wheel well ready - at last!

    Hello!

    After a long time and some dimensions which were taken straight from the real airplane I managed to do the wheel well.

    The gear fits inside, and here is as it looks...

    Cybermac:wave:

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  15. Zathros

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    A wheel well done well, really!! I get a real kick out of how you are making this plane. Especially the way you bring it all together. Very interesting, really excellent!!:)
  16. Cybermac

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    Thank you Zathros!

    I hope, I will be doing front landing gear arround the Christmas.
    So far I am also trying to pick up some drawing skills in Corel.

    Cybermac
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    Thank you!
    At the moment I don't have time to do anything,
    but I haven't forgotten about my B-737:mrgreen:

    Cybermac
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    Hello!

    Looking on forum I couldn't resist to put something from myself.
    Here is a wheel well and a front gear in about 80% ready state

    Best regards to all

    Cybermac:wave:

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  20. Zathros

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    I love this model, and the way you are making it. It shows that truly great work can be done without the aid of fancy software. Great job! :) :thumb: