I hope to have some of my cast parts to show on the web some time this week, as I said before Baby Robb's due date is coming ever closer and so I'm trying to get as much stuff done prior to that cut off date (figure of speech) so I may not be able to post on this website for a long time!!
Anyway I also spent a good deal of this weekend working on Inventor, So I have posted some more screen grabs enjoy or rip apart.........
Constructive criticism is as always most welcome.
Been busy and I have some more parts to show off, they are the cast swing arms and the cast hubs.
I got each hub and swing arm cast in brass and aluminium, so I could check them out, drill tap and ensure I am happy with them!
I'm about to place an order for the respective quatities that I require 14 off Hubs and 14 off swing arms, and the price if anyone is interested is very reasonable approx Â£6.5 per item (aggregate).
here they are attached to the wheel, the Hubs are needing to have a face turned on the outside lip down to 28mm (to a tolerenece fit) this will allow them to be pressed onto the wheel and jacked out using the jacking screw, this should also retain oil or grease (I'm going to use oil, this should (I hope) have a very very slight leak which will add to the overall effect (I hope).
PS no baby yet, I'll post a pic of him or her when it all happens 8) 8) 8) thought it was going to happen last night but afraid nothing happened! still Friday is the due date so we'll have to wait and see!!!!
Constructive criticism as always most welcome
If your a student of engineering if I were you I would get a copy of Inventor or Solidworks and transfer all your jagdpanther dwgs into the 3d environment (you won't belive how much easier it is to manipulate your designs). Then with it complete (engineered in 3d) offer the design to some companies who may be interested in making the model as a 1/6th scale venture (royalties etc) or build it yourself.
Inventor can be purchased from Autodesk and the student license costs Â£120, for two years (your uni should have a copy of one or the other software package) it even comes with a Finite Element Analysis package (now that should get you interested). Now this might sound like a lot of money, however think of it this way:
If you can produce a fully engineered project in inventor / solidworks (doesn't matter which), you can show it to people at any interviews you have (on a laptop complete with pics) think of it as a portfolio.
As an engineer (Project) I have learned so much from using this software and applying it on my own model designs and as such has made me more marketable to other companies (another string to my bow and item to the CV).
For a student project I think it is excellent opportunity to get your hobby working for you!!!!!!
Which course are you doing? HNC, HND, BSc, BEng or MEng (smart b*stard).
here is a pic of Harry and daddy just discussing the next stage of our Warrior project:
Harry: Dad what do you mean it doesn't have a big gun?!?
Heres some pics of the Hubs we got cast, we are hoping the rest of the Cast parts will arrive soon 8) 8) .
Andy & Harry
I know, he was wearing a white jumpsuit today, I remarked that it looked like snow camoflage................lets just say that tumble weed rolled past in the deathly silence that followed .
Your right there is no way that he will fit inside the turret ring. However I was thinking about having interchangeable top decks one with a seat for harry and one with the scale bits and bobs fitted! another thought was having a trailer for him to sit in and tow himself about.
Anyway there is a long way to go before that can be considered!!!
What about posting some pics of your own tank build on the forum, i'm sure most people would be interested in seeing your work?
Yeah I'm sure my missus would be impressed if I took harry out for a spin today!!
Not likely, i reckon the yougest he will be able to play with this (heavily supervised mind) is about 5 maybe 6 years old. He WILL be able to tackle any of the mechanics of the machine by the time he is 10!!!
Of course if he is not interested in mechanics, tanks or engineering then thats cool!!
I know women have no sense of humor!!!!!!
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