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Old 10-23-2011, 01:05 PM
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Hab, if you want to learn Blender, I will have a setup tut with exporter setup hopefully by the end of the day in my Pawnee thread.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:48 PM
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Hab, if you want to learn Blender, I will have a setup tut with exporter setup hopefully by the end of the day in my Pawnee thread.
Thanks. Any helpful advice or instruction would be appreciated. Will look
up that thread for the Pawnee.
What Pawnee are you doing? Hanger 9? Will be another good one
I'm sure on the swaps when done.
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Old 10-23-2011, 01:54 PM
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Thanks. Any helpful advice or instruction would be appreciated. Will look
up that thread for the Pawnee.
What Pawnee are you doing? Hanger 9? Will be another good one
I'm sure on the swaps when done.
Hangar 9 electric.

http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/showthread.php?t=27520
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:14 PM
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Another request to JB or Jeff...not sure if either of you guys are doing
the mapping and colors for the Taurus.... but Jeff you made up a good looking
rim / tire combo that would be a nice touch on the Taurus. Even nicer if the rim could be colored to dictate an early dubro..."chrome" rim. Could this be done?

http://www.knifeedge.com/forums/atta...chmentid=34202


Been working with physics for the Taurus a little more. Have a couple varients. One which would be more or less like being powered with a .35 Another
powered with simularity of a .40 -.45. Worked on the throws a little bit.
Expo, hi and low rates have also been worked on.
JB..think I mentioned in an earlier post , had the dihedral at 4 deg.
Saw a video of a Taurus with a lot more than 4 deg in it. No maneuvers
thow. Just level flight. Believe this might have been an option during
building. Tried this with 4 deg as I mentioned. Nice flyer..but, ahh not a performer. Dropped it down to 2. Straight level inverted is alot better..and will knife edge but, still in needs stick control which is the way it should be.

With second power choice {.40-.45} , will out side loop with out "too" much trouble..from the bottom.
Still have to fly it though. Not a 3d machine or a 4s power machine that relies on
power to fly it threw maneuvers.
Got it flying like a decent sport flier and still going back and forth "tweaking" after flights to find more.

If I knew how to toss this to either of you guys, I'd send it so you could try it
and let me know what ya thought.
I enjoy flying this one. Definitely gunnah have to build this one.

Boof..also worked on your Kaos a little bit. Would you mind if I posted up an AV
for this one also?
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:45 PM
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I can put a more chrome looking wheel on it. That's not a problem. The physics will have to wait. What I'll post will be a completely different model, so the physics will have to be done from scratch. I will get to the Taurus when I'm done with my current build. Should be just a couple of weeks or so. I love being an amateur, No deadlines!
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:55 PM
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Jeff, the way they did those wings back then, and some still do today. They were built flat, up side down on a table. Load a temp object, scale up on x, then place it flush with the top of all the length of the wing, as a sthight edge. Keep it flush in the center of the wing, then move the tips up or down untill stright from tip to tip on top of wing. Thebottom will be right.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:06 PM
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I have no restrictions for anyone posting any file they've worked on. Go for it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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I can put a more chrome looking wheel on it. That's not a problem. The physics will have to wait. What I'll post will be a completely different model, so the physics will have to be done from scratch. I will get to the Taurus when I'm done with my current build. Should be just a couple of weeks or so. I love being an amateur, No deadlines!
Hi Jeff.... hows the Taurus coming? Any progress?
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:34 PM
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I'm still waiting for a reply from JB. I guess you could say I lost interest.
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Old 12-16-2011, 07:54 AM
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I sent the model to Jeffpn so he can finish and post it when it is done if he wants to or Iíll post it. The EA posted in this thread has not been mapped to it can not be painted. There plenty of other models for you to cut your teeth on doing CS work. We all started out small.
Hi JB....Jeff is waiting for a reply from you. Would like to see this one on the swaps.

If Jeff has lost the interest of finishing this, could you please finish the mapping
and whatever else has to be done and load this one?

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Old 12-17-2011, 02:14 PM
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Jeff, the way they did those wings back then, and some still do today. They were built flat, up side down on a table. Load a temp object, scale up on x, then place it flush with the top of all the length of the wing, as a sthight edge. Keep it flush in the center of the wing, then move the tips up or down untill stright from tip to tip on top of wing. Thebottom will be right.
I've heard of this method before
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:36 AM
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I've heard of this method before
Actually about ready to start another plane which calls for this method - "Midwest / Hal DeBolt Pattern Master". Wing is built one piece, inverted, on a dihedral jig platform that has to made using 5/8" ply. A block is cut; (ripped) for center to set dihedral. Interesting

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The thread on the Taurus starts some time ago and has (to say the least) taken many turns and twists....

OK, it is now 2012. With proper respect to everyone involved, what is the present state of the Taurus model?? What can we do to help bring it to the swaps?

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Old 05-22-2012, 11:21 PM
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Load the EA from post 79 then the AV from 85. That"s about as good as your going to get right now

The original guy who was going to build it has (Lets say a checkered past and been banned for it under many different aliases)
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:45 AM
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Thanks Norton.

It's sad the original work ended and all the events surrounding it. Kudos to JB for picking up the gauntlet and making the 2nd version. Have both the EA and AV already, and was just wondering where progress is right now (status of file(s), who has them, etc).
I was going to pursue using the Taurus as a first CS learning project, thinking it would be a good CS & GIMP challenge and perhaps offer it on the swaps, as there are probably others who would like to see this plane fully in RF. However, the plane is not presently in a GIMP usable state (not mapped if I understand the terminology correctly), so another will have to be found.
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