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*Strenk, Jim
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How to make fan blades & Propellers?

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11-05-2003 03:54 AM
I'd like to know what steps are need to create fan blades and propellers.

I anticipate making a two-blade propeller for an aircraft and fan blades
found in a computer case exhaust fan.

Any tips, suggestions or errata would be deeply appreciated!
*Berry, Patrick
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Re: How to make fan blades & Propellers?

11-05-2003 04:01 AM in reply to: *Strenk, Jim
The only way to do it in IV is to use a loft either several crossections or
2 sketches and several guide rails. You still don't have a lot of control.
How accurate would you need it? If you have surface data from another
program you can import that as construction data and use them as
trim/extrude to surfaces.

Pat

"Jim Strenk" wrote in message
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> I'd like to know what steps are need to create fan blades and propellers.
>
> I anticipate making a two-blade propeller for an aircraft and fan blades
> found in a computer case exhaust fan.
>
> Any tips, suggestions or errata would be deeply appreciated!
>
>
*Gwin, Hal
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Re: How to make fan blades & Propellers?

11-05-2003 04:07 AM in reply to: *Strenk, Jim
There is a fan iPart on Kent's website
(http://www.mymcad.com/kwik/iparts/iparts.htm). That example will give
you a start on the computer fan.

Jim Strenk wrote:

> I'd like to know what steps are need to create fan blades and propellers.
>
> I anticipate making a two-blade propeller for an aircraft and fan blades
> found in a computer case exhaust fan.
>
> Any tips, suggestions or errata would be deeply appreciated!
>
>

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