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  1. Can you install a mirror somewhere that would...

    Can you install a mirror somewhere that would allow you to see the tank?
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    Very sorry to hear about your engine failure....

    Very sorry to hear about your engine failure. Dollars and time will bring back the airplane and your injuries will heal so there's a lot to be thankful for. As soon as I read your latest post I...
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    A number of friends have expressed that the lack...

    A number of friends have expressed that the lack of crowd control will keep them away after bringing their airplanes to Oshkosh in recent years. In the distant past event attendance was limited to...
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    Sticky: Fabulous work! I can appreciate the effort...

    Fabulous work! I can appreciate the effort involved,,, well, except for the rendering. I don't do renderings. :eek:

    I have some experience with B-17 parts but it was in my pre-CAD days. I made the...
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    They have been used in the past on aerobatic...

    They have been used in the past on aerobatic airplanes to keep the constant speed prop supplied with oil. I suppose they could bridge the gaps in oil pressure for the engine itself too. I think they...
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    If you're looking for non-aircraft fasteners the...

    If you're looking for non-aircraft fasteners the old Palette Parts collection is what I use. It will be a lot easier to use than McMaster-Carr's models for garden variety stuff. For AN stuff there's...
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    I'm no expert on the Toolbox. Here's what I think...

    I'm no expert on the Toolbox. Here's what I think I know;

    The Toolbox is not really a collection of fasteners as much as it is a database of the fasteners you and your workgroup use in your...
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    Exactly Dale. The computer before this one was...

    Exactly Dale. The computer before this one was perfectly happy with SWx 2005-2008 but by the time SWx 2012 came out it was time for new hardware -- it was almost unusable. My current system is still...
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    My CAD system's life history; Operating...

    My CAD system's life history;

    Operating System: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
    System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    System Model: Precision T7600 (circa 2012)
    Processor:...
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    I'm running an old Dell workstation. The graphics...

    I'm running an old Dell workstation. The graphics card has been upgraded and that made a nice difference but the rest of the system is nothing special.
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    An untested card or equipment combo may or may...

    An untested card or equipment combo may or may not work for rendering functions. I'm running a Dell with a card that is not on the list and it works fine.
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    I used to be able to weld without hand rests. No...

    I used to be able to weld without hand rests. No more. My hands are not steady enough any more. I always have something to rest my hands or arms on before starting a bead -- that's both hands most of...
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    I think you're correct on the torch size but I...

    I think you're correct on the torch size but I have never used an air cooled torch.

    The tip of the tungsten needs to be very close to the puddle but not too close or things go dark. :) Was your...
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    Yes, it scales the geometry of the body and...

    Yes, it scales the geometry of the body and doesn't change the dimensions used to create it. Your experiments in doing it that way show why that's not a good approach.

    A little more snow and...
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    Our 'normal' TIG torch is a WP-20. We have a...

    Our 'normal' TIG torch is a WP-20. We have a larger one, mainly for welding thick aluminum. There are times when the 20 seems too large but that's rare. We do have the short back cap option installed...
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    I did this demo using a two body part and scaled...

    I did this demo using a two body part and scaled one of the bodies around the Centriod which is the default. Any measurements taken of the scaled body are 1/10 of the pre-scale size. This function...
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    There's a SCALE function built into SWx. It's...

    There's a SCALE function built into SWx. It's main purpose is to compensate for material shrinkage when designing tooling like molds, casting patterns, etc. You can scale a model equaling in all...
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    Thanks Jeffrey. I had forgotten about the...

    Thanks Jeffrey.

    I had forgotten about the path's location being flexible....

    I have a love/hate relationship with equations in SWx. :eek:
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    I'm trying to imagine a simpler way and I can't...

    I'm trying to imagine a simpler way and I can't see one. What were you hoping for Ron? You can tilt a plane but you have to create it first and have it reference another plane or feature with an...
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    I'd do a mid plane between the two angled faces...

    I'd do a mid plane between the two angled faces like this;

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    Put your U-shaped path sketch on this plane. You could just do an offset plane but this keeps the plane centered on the...
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    The reference point I noted above was my attempt...

    The reference point I noted above was my attempt to show where the profile was being located relative to the axis of rotation and the origin. It's being used as the anchor point for the profile. If...
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    There are a couple of ways but it sounds like you...

    There are a couple of ways but it sounds like you didn't dimension the profile sketch to the rotational axis for some reason so that's the direction I would go.

    First, pick something in the...
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    There are a number of ways to do any model in...

    There are a number of ways to do any model in SWx. The one I posted is just the first method that occurred to me. I could have done one 1/4" thick bracket, mirrored it to create the second one and...
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    Here's a link to the one piece version I did. ...

    Here's a link to the one piece version I did.

    https://1drv.ms/u/s!AvtE9A43UNmAghi-bpbNbRJyN6gW

    And a screen shot;

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    I have several comments on your models.
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    Just getting into your models Ron. Is the...

    Just getting into your models Ron. Is the assembly a single part you will 3D print or is it meant to be separate parts in your application? I can do it either way but if you're planning to to print...
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