Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Focke-Wulf VTOL - Part 4


Now to work on the cockpit!

Design Objective


The picture above shows how I want the Cockpit to mate with the fuselage.  This should allow the cockpit to align properly with the fuselage.

Making the Cut

 

Preparations...

To achieve the design objective, I start by performing two Boolean operations.


First, I get the intersection of the cockpit with the fuselage. (Fuselage = Fuselage # Cockpit)


Again, it's a mess!  The picture above shows the resulting intersect operation after cleanup.


Now, I get the intersection of the fuselage with the cockpit. (Cockpit = Cockpit # Fuselage)


And here's how it looks like after cleaning up the mess that the Boolean operation left behind.

Removing the Unwanted Faces/Surfaces

With the Boolean outline cleaned up, it's time to delete the parts of the Cockpit and the Fuselage to allow both parts to mate.

Here's how the fuselage looks like.


And here's how the cockpit looks like.



 
Finally, here's how the model looks so far.
 

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