- Mar 11, 2012
- Gold Coast, East Coast of Australia
See post no. 35 on this thread, that's the deskpilot I mean, I'm pretty sure he uses Sketchup for his designs, see his avatar that's an example. He says it takes a bit of getting used to but he does some very neat work with it. And it's free...i tried google skethup8 refered to me by a friend on facebook and its not like CAD at all. It's mostly for like drawing houses and such. I will look into desk pilot for sure, but i have found some other CAD software designed for hobby type people and they are cheap. One is only 100 bucks and you dont pay per year like some other's i've found.
I'm not nearly as prickly as you guys make me sound. LOL I just believe in pulling oneself up by their bootstraps, learning from criticism and taking responsibility when you come up short. That's why I am going to say the following.You'll go far, most of us take a month or two to cross swords with Steve, and you got him worked out in less than a week
Yeah, there was a recently banned troll who had been grating on my nerves. Unfortunately, T51ls1 just ended up being in the way when I finally decided to vent.SVSUSteve was a little harsh, but maybe his patience ran out at the wrong time or something?
The fact that he didn't just go away and stay away shows a lot of character. To those of you who messaged him to get him to come back, you have my thanks. I hope he learns a lot while here.I thought he showed that he was both intelligent and emotionally balanced and he proved it by coming back
You might look up what happened to the P-38 when they approached the speed of sound in dives. Designing the control surfaces for a supersonic aircraft or one that can inadvertently approach the sound barrier in a dive, which you would do in a steep Vne dive in a lot of the aircraft in the categories you are talking about. In some testing regimens, you would have to intentionally put the aircraft into a dive that might put you close to the sound barrier to demonstrate resistance to flutter.I would LOVE to break the sound barrior but i doubt i could afford an engine powerful enough to do it.
Welcome back! Might have to nickname you "Kid Timex" :gig:o When i typed that name into google i got some weird websites coming up. I will have CAD software after christmas for sure. Once i figure out how to use it, i will throw something generic of what i'm trying to do together and share it here.
T51ls1, I'm not sure if A&P school will qualify you for the student version of Solidworks, but that CAD software is pretty much the standard at Engineering colleges. It would be good to become familiar with it. If you can't get the student version, then any 3D parametric modeler will reduce the learning curve later on in college....I'm already working on getting a CAD program to start playing with that and coming up with ideas and see what i like best and then trying to test it.