- Jan 13, 2011
- United States
I assume this is the Neirrh. I'm pretty impressed, me.I'd argue that a 3 tube fuselage is much faster and easier to build if you have the right jig.
...and before the naysayers jump in to say it's way too complicated and they can do it faster and better with a hammer and 2x4's, blah, blah, blah...
Once the fuselage model is done it only takes an hour or two to pull a jig off of it, and that only has to be done once. Another hour or two to cut the jig (less than an hour if it's XPS foam from the box stores). So, from fuselage model in CAD to a finished jig would take an afternoon. The second guy, who doesn't need to draw the jig, could do it on his lunch hour.
This one is a welding jig so it's beefier than it needs to be for a T&G fuselage.
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T&G would be light enough that you wouldn't need castors, you could make one like this out XPS foam
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It's fast, simple, cheap and works like charm
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Some of the clusters look like they would be HARD to handle in Tube and gusset; I'm thinking in particular of the joint between the aft Cabane and the upper longeron.