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Fusion360 Guide to Drawing Model Airplanes

Old 01-12-2022, 05:15 AM
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Like a lot of people, I looked around for a 3D solution to drawing models for laser cutting. I had some 2D experience and wanted more accurate parts fit and quicker drawing. Learning Fusion360 was not quick and finding information on designing models with more traditional building methods was impossible. There is the guy who drew the airliner and the guy who just draws with no explanation as to why, so I took it upon myself to start a youtube channel to help people get a little understanding of how to use Fusion360 to design model airplanes.

The first video, is a simple sheet balsa hand-chuck glider that goes over some of the tools used in fusion:

And here is the first video of designing and RC Model:

If you have not used fusion360 at all, I recommend getting started with one of the many free tutorials.

If you have questions, feel free to ask.

Joe
Old 01-12-2022, 09:03 AM
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Hi,
Invertor Lt works alright for 2 d but It seems like the 3d printer likes better a true 3 d model versus a a layer build from 2d. The quality seems to be better. Right now i have the ender printing within 16hundreths of a mm with STL. exported from fusion 360. I dont really see alot different in it than its ancestor inventor but they are really greedy when it comes to coin. If you think about it the STL has definitive points for eveything wheras the 2 d is just building from a template in layers. In my mind the 3 d model would generate a different G but maybe I'm wrong.

Ps Ive been working with free cad because I have to relieve these software costs. Every year I cannot continue to buy a seat.

Thanks for your time and patience
Hugh

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Old 01-12-2022, 10:17 AM
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Hello,
The majority of what I do is for laser fabrication, some 3D printing, but not much. I wanted to build my models in 3D in order to ensure accuracy of part joints. It's easy to make a measuring mistake in 2D.

I've not messed with Inventor, but it seems like Fusion360 has kind of caught on with a lot of people. One can catch it on a discount and it's not horrible. It is the only software that I subscribe to and for what I do, its the price of a couple of meals eating out a month.



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