Fun with MAXshot/EXAscan – Digitizing “The Racer” Fuselage

Last week we were up in Reno, doing among other things, a digitization of a plane that is simply called “The Racer.”  The Racer is an as of yet unfinished Unlimited Reno racer.  It’s pretty much the smallest plane you can build around a Wright R-3350, which is still a pretty big plane.  The Racer … Continue reading

Virtual Plastic – Porsche 962C – Main Body Complete

Franky, even I’m surprised with how well this is going.  The basic  body is done, and now it’s time to sub-divide the whole thing and start adding details.  I was able to use tsBevel to create panel line breaks for the side windows, and a slight joggle for the windshield.  This really shows me that … Continue reading

Giles G-200 Progress – Intersection Fairings

Moving along nicely now with the Giles G-200.  I realized that before I put any more time into the cowling, I needed to have all the rest of the intersection fairings finished up.  Really, the most complicated part, topologically speaking, is the intersection fairings.  Since the topology of the fairings must flow into the cowl, … Continue reading

Issac Theatre Royal Plaster Restoration

I love this blog, I really do.  And part of the reason why I love it, is because it connects me with all sorts of people, all over the world, doing cool stuff.  I was driving down the highway one day, and my phone rang, and this guy said “Hello there, my name is Corin, … Continue reading

Giles G-200 – Gear Leg Fairing Tooling Design

Making the overall shape for the gear leg fairings, as I described here, is really about 1/3 of the way to making the molds.  Granted, from my perspective, it’s the most fun part of the design process, but there is a lot of work that goes into taking that macro shape and turning it into … Continue reading

Finally, some Giles G-200 progress. Finite Trailing Edge Thickness Airfoils in Rhino3D

Now that we’ve got some projects cleared off, I’ve finally had time to return back to the Giles G-200.   It’s amazing to me how when you come back to a project after working on some truly difficult stuff, suddenly the things that were so hard on that earlier project are now much easier.  Such … Continue reading

Here comes MAXshot!

We’re very excited to announce that today we placed our order for the MAXshot photogrammetry add-on for our Creaform EXAscan.  What does this mean exactly?  Well if you check out this previous post on the demo we had on the MAXshot you’ll see that the MAXshot is a range extending option.  This does some really … Continue reading

Carbon Fiber Cup Holders – Painted and Delivered

The cup holders came back from Santa Cruz Auto Body, and I must say they look fantastic.  They did an excellent job clear coating them – we were pretty ecstatic to see how well they came out.  They’ve gone off to the upholstery shop to be installed, not sure if we’ll get any pics back … Continue reading

VariEze N388DT – Start of Engine Mods

It’s been a crazy few weeks of some really cool projects, much to the detriment of this blog.  Some of these will be sharable here in the future, but for now, they are under wraps.  However, at the end of this week, James had some time to start modding the VairEze O-200 a bit.  There … Continue reading

Hey! I’m on ENGINEERvsDESIGNER!

The episode of ENGINEERvsDESIGNER that I was interviewed for a few weeks back is now up.  It was a blast talking with Adam and Josh about everything from reverse engineering to cake baking.  You can check it out here if you like.