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C17 Globemaster III - PSS

PSS (Power Scale Soaring) scale jets for the slope.
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Andy.Meade
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Hi Dave,
I'm a Design Engineer in full time employment, so tend to be able to grab a few minutes designing my stuff at lunch times where necessary. I do have a small CNC laser at home as well, and have cut quite a few ribs that way - so much easier than the scroll saw.

I use Solidworks which is a fairly hefty thing for a hobbyist to use, but very easy if you can find a copy cheap somehow. I understand a lot of people use Fusion 360 as it's free for personal use, I think.

good luck!
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Hi Andy

Thanks for the advice. My last engineering drawing was done in "MS Paint", so, anything's an improvement on that...!

Amazingly, the local machine shop were able to work with it. It would be nice to be more self-sufficient at home though, so I'll look at Fusion 360 and CNC laser cutters as you suggest.

Cheers for now,
Dave
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The C17 (or Moose as the USAF airmen call them) is balanced and ready to fly this weekend at the Great Orme. Some big SW forecast, hoping for the best! :geek:
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Good luck Andy - I trust your launch crew are in training?
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Some big SW forecast, hoping for the best!
Some pretty big rain, too...! Looks magnificent, in-flight pics soon, I hope...
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The launch crew have packed their girdles, and will be further reinforced by a bacon sarnie before the chuck. Yes a bit of rain both days, but it does tend to get forced around the rock rather than over it, mostly.

Thanks both for the comments - will get some on board vid-ee-oh as well as stills if it happens.
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Did it fly????????

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It was about to be launched when smoke was seen coming out of the top hatch. I believe that the right hand flap servo decided to let all the magic smoke out. Hopefully Andy will let us know the results of his investigation.
Good thing it didn't happen after launch!
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Martin G wrote: 12 Aug 2021, 19:56 It was about to be launched when smoke was seen coming out of the top hatch. I believe that the right hand flap servo decided to let all the magic smoke out. Hopefully Andy will let us know the results of his investigation.
Good thing it didn't happen after launch!
Nah, he's just taking PSS to the next level (again)
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