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Postby kevinthorp » Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:56 pm

Dave Krall CFII SEL SES wrote:Those are nicely done!
Is it just me or are the wings pictured narrower than in true to scale?

Thanks!
I started out with line drawings which I assume were to scale, but with all the tweaking I've done I might be off now.  The wings seems a little narrow and the fuselage seems wide.  I'll check them against the dimensions published on the JA web site.

I guess that's one advantage of building a "virtual" Highlander.  If you get it wrong you just squash or stretch it until it looks right!  :)

Update:  I checked the dimensions.  My fuselage was a little too fat but the wing chord was correct.  The narrow wings allow the plane to be "highway legal" when folded.  Maybe the high aspect ratio also helps STOL performance.  
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Postby kevinthorp » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:45 am

OK... 90% done; only 90% to go!
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Here's the latest walk-around animation: http://www.box.net/shared/echiur8pf5
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Postby kevinthorp » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:20 am

A few more images, and a video: http://www.box.net/shared/dxn0l7469a

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Postby Johnny C! » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:29 pm

Kevin,
 That looks great!

Is it possible to do curved lines?
How about non-parallel straight
lines?  Starbursts, etc...

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flying an airplane. There is no sense in rushing any of the others.

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Postby kevinthorp » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:28 pm

Johnny C! wrote: Is it possible to do curved lines? How about non-parallel straight lines?  Starbursts, etc...

Absolutely.  I can do anything a "real" painter can do.  I just slapped on the straight line color scheme because that is about the easiest to do (and I kinda like the way it looks).

I'll do some more tweaking of the shape, then generate more paint schemes.
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Postby kevinthorp » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:34 am

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Postby kevinthorp » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:01 am

Tundra Tires! :D

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Postby fiferphil » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:35 pm

Hi Kevin

The white with red and blue trim looks great!!! You could open a business doing this -- custom designing paint schemes. (I don't like the one with the huge tundra tires, though -- It reminds me of me -- rotund!!

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Postby rmullins » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:36 pm

If you haven't seen a Highlander in the flesh with the big tires, it doesn't look much different than that!  My brother kept referring to them as "toon tires"

I'll probably "borrow" a couple of these and play around with some colors, thanks
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Postby kevinthorp » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:44 pm

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Postby kevinthorp » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:46 pm

Posted a short video (with a little surprise): http://www.box.net/shared/osddu6qgp1
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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:23 pm

kevinthorp wrote:Posted a short video (with a little surprise): http://www.box.net/shared/osddu6qgp1


Outstanding! Yes.
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