Axial Compressor Design Library change over to Blender using Python

I love OpenSCAD, and I know it will only get better with time. However, to move forward, I've decided to shift my EDF design library to Blender. Blender sports a Python API from which the library can be coded. Blender is an actively supported and developed tool, and can perform everything I require, such as CSG operations.

OpenSCAD EDF Rotor

So I wrote a piece of OpenSCAD code to let me design axial flow compressors (EDF rotor+stator). I wanted to have a go at 3d printing them, to see if I could do it. I've produced the code to make NACA4 airfoils with twist and taper. However, a bug in OpenSCAD forces me to hard code the # of vertices for the foil object. So I may have to abandon the use of OpenSCAD.

Pondering 3D printing EDF fan units

I'm starting to get interested in 3D printing an EDF housing and rotor. I think it's feasible, and I've seen some videos of successful attempts by others. I'm investigating how to go about designing these things.

Work continues on 3D printed F-86 EDF Jet

I've been working on the 3d drawings for the F-86 edf jet. I've got most of the hull sections in place. I test printed Section 4 yesterday; Section 4 is the section that will hold the EDF unit. I confirmed there will be no problems installing and removing the EDF unit. However I have to figure out how to set my tolerances when 3D printing, because things don't fit right. Any best practices?

This is looking pretty feasible. With a 4% infill, my 7 sections will weigh about 70-100g each. with everything, I think I can keep the plane to a little over 1kg.

3D printing an edf jet

Hello World!

I'm launching this website with zero fanfare. I have no traffic, and very little content. But with time, I'm hoping that will change, just bear with me. I'm currently working on two projects: an OpenSCAD pendulum clock design and an RC jet design that can be 3D printed.

A full winding of the pendulum clock doesn't last long enough yet, but it ticks and it tocks. The OpenSCAD scripts are Free Software.


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