Embraer Super Tucano

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by Cláudio Dias, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. dansls1

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    Wow jaffro - those are eerily similar birds. I can't find anything to indicate a shared designer or design crew, but surely they are related. And it's not just that they share an engine, in cursory looks I can't honestly see the difference between the planes.
  2. MAJOR

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  3. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member

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    3D Mesh

    3dmesh01.jpg

    As you can see above and below, the 3D mesh is almost complete.

    I still have to model the cockpit, the bombs and the fuselage fuel tank.

    3dmesh02.jpg

    I'm not dedicating much time to this project, but I think it will be completed in the next few months.

    Hope you have patience to wait for it:thumb:
  4. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member

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    Building the Canopy

    I finished texturing and unfolding my Super Tucano.

    I decided to start building the canopy. Hpept wrote an amazing tutorial to create transparent canopies - Low tech canopy theraforming

    According to tutorial steps,

    1. Assemble the canopy parts, tabs outside
    canopy01.jpg

    2. Fill the paper canopy with two components epoxy. When it dries, remove paper washing the mold
    canopy03.jpg

    3. Sandpaper it if some creases appear
    canopy04.jpg

    4. I didn't find a pet that fits my mold, so I decided to create 3 separate parts
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    5. When they are done, join them using double sided tape
    canopy06.jpg

    6. Join the paper canopy frame, covering joints created at step 5
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  5. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

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    Nice Claudio!! The canopy looks flawless! Very cool indeed. :)
  6. col. kurtz

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    looks excellent claudio could you post a pic of how you moulded the canopy (how you heated the plastic over the mold and where abouts you fittied the mold in side the plastic or bottle you used) a demo run photo
    thnaks claudio !!!:thumb:
  7. Jaybats

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    Can clear acetate paper (used for overhead projectors) heated using a hairdryer on "high" can be used for the canopies with this technique? has anyone tried this?
  8. Cláudio Dias

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    Col.Kurtz,

    Unfortunately, I have no pictures of the process. I was very busy heating the mold :mrgreen:

    I've used a 2lt Pepsi bottle. I cut three parts that fitted the best the canopy. I cut them wider the mold so I could use a tape to fit them better.

    I'll try to do it again - draft version - so I can take some pics.
  9. Cláudio Dias

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    Jay,

    I've tried clear acetate. However it seemed to me that it can't shrink to assume the mold shape...
  10. hpept

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    Excellent job Cláudio!!!
    The canopy came out great. Now looking forward to see it installed on the Tucano tub.
  11. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member

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    Thank you Roberto for your compliments and tutorial!

    I'm still thinking about fixing it into the fuselage or leaving it raised keeping the cockpit open
  12. tazman3

    tazman3 Model Designer Wannabe

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    I'm really excited about this project, Claudio...I love the tucano...one of my favorite planes. The windscreen looks great, hope to see the rest of it soon!
  13. Cláudio Dias

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    Tazman,

    I'm working on stabilizers now. I think I'll post some pics tomorrow.
  14. Cláudio Dias

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    Cockpit, propeller and body

    Some progress at last...

    I focused on the Super Tucano this weekend. I worked on fuselage, wings, tail, propeller and cockpit.

    Also I've installed the canopy.

    Here are some pics
    tail.jpg cockpit.jpg propeller.jpg body.jpg
  15. RyanShort1

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    Any chance that this will be available soon?

    Ryan
  16. Cláudio Dias

    Cláudio Dias Member

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    I think it will be available by the end of March:thumb:
  17. col. kurtz

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    WOW!!!i am really looking forward to getting my hands on this its fantastic!!!!!. claudio you have created such wonderful work thankyou for sharing your talent with us :thumb:
  18. yaniv

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    i like it so mach:)
  19. Hans Christian

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    It looks fantastic!!! bounce7
  20. tazman3

    tazman3 Model Designer Wannabe

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    Looking good, Claudio! :eek:

    I love the little details down the spine of the fuselage and on the stabilizer...can't wait for this release.

    Thanks for the great work!

    JH