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Solidworks 3D Modeling (Bing Carburetor) Step by Step (Videos)

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Bing Carburetor 3D Modeled In SolidWorks
These videos are a pre-release that are part of a larger series of videos compiling the step-by-step process of modeling all of the components on a Bing carburetor. The introductory video will not be completed until after all of the individual components have been modeled and we can provide a table of contents and a larger explanation along with links to each of of the individual videos.

If you are new to the SOLIDWORKS environment just watching the step-by-step process along with the trials and tribulations associated with trying to reverse engineer each 1 of these components can be helpful.

Each 1 of these videos are basically raw unedited video segments. As such there are a multitude of better ways to attack an approach the modeling of each of the components in this larger assembly. The idea behind the videos is to basically show a newcomer the thought process involved in being able to create each one of these individual components to a fa…

EMG-6 "Shop Notes" September 2016

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"EMG-6 Shop Notes" is a day-to-day accounting of what's going on in the shop with the EMG-6 Electric Motor Glider.

September 16, 2016 Production of Kits Continues kit production continues. Jason has been putting together the subassembly kits and in this picture here he is assembling the components necessary for the horizontal stabilizer subassembly.




Builder Charlie Becker S/N 15-024 Oshkosh Wisconsin

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Builder Charlie Becker S/N 15-024 Oshkosh Wisconsin September 12, 2016 Charlie gets his landing gear mounted to the fuselage 4130 chromoly steel frame. Charlie is still currently in the lead for the 1st customer built EMG-6. 

This picture is indicative of Charlie's enthusiasm for aviation in general. He has several projects that these currently working on you can see the super cub in the background. Charlie is director of communities for EAA in Oshkosh. And his enthusiasm and love of the sport is very encouraging.



Although we made this page to highlight the most recent progress on Charlie's aircraft and we will continue to update this page as he sends us new photos. You may want to check out Charlie's Facebook page which is a great deal of more information about the EMG-6 project that he's working on.


https://www.facebook.com/EMG6project/


3D Printed Vortex Generators Part 4 (Video)

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In part 4 of 3D printed vortex generators video,  we go through the complete process of designing a vortex generator in SOLIDWORKS, exporting an STL file to the Zortrax software, and then printing and extracting the 3D printed vortex generator.

3-D Modeling Software “Home Built meets High-Tech” Sport Aviation / Experimenter "Technically Speaking" Article August 2016

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3-D Modeling Software “home built meets high-tech”
In last month’s article we talked about the wide variety of opportunities available with 3-D printing. In this article, we want to talk about the process of creating those 3-D models. Within, literally, years of the initial offering of personal computers that software engineers started creating software for generating mechanical engineering drawings. And just like the computer industry itself, the exponential growth of CAD (computer-aided drafting) programs has blossomed into some of the most amazing collection of capabilities which only years ago were relegated to organizations such as NASA and Boeing. These capabilities have now become available to the average experimental aircraft builder/designer. If your aspirations revolve around being a component or aircraft designer, it is imperative that you recognize and embrace these new CAD technologies. For those holdouts, who do not wish to undergo the difficulty of learning to use a CAD …

3D Printed Vortex Generators Part 3 (Video)

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3-D printed vortex generators part 3. In this video we step through the installation process and placement of vortex generator using a template and commercial grade double sticky tape.