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Author Topic: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125  (Read 17509 times)

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #120 on: Feb 27, 2019, 12:55:58 »
Yup, Blender is the bomb.

Ya, not perfect but I bet the patterns can be really close with some practice.
« Last Edit: Feb 27, 2019, 14:16:58 by KoŽstum »
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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #121 on: Feb 27, 2019, 13:06:21 »
Yup, Blender is the bomb.

Ya, not perfect but I bet the patterns can be really close with some practice.

Here's the new & improved pattern.

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Yeah, whenever I was prototyping with blender I would have to 3D print the part at whatever scale it was exported, take a critical measurement and scale up the print and print it again...
Not sure if it was blender itself or the software for my 3D printer..

But I used it more for architectural rendering...

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #122 on: Feb 27, 2019, 14:11:09 »
Nice, here's my new &improved pattern.

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Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

Motion Photos On Facebook



'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #123 on: Feb 27, 2019, 15:30:54 »
Cool stuff man!  Fantastic you can get a flat pattern of that to be able to fold up and 'work' to shape!

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #124 on: Feb 28, 2019, 19:03:19 »
Thanks Jadus, I haven't tried making a tank or really any metal shaping or brazing before... we'll see how it goes 👍

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1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #125 on: Feb 28, 2019, 20:06:18 »
Thanks Jadus, I haven't tried making a tank or really any metal shaping or brazing before... we'll see how it goes 👍

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Well get it done cause Im gonna be needing a tank.

Offline sandmanred

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #126 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:30:27 »
What software did you develop the tank pattern with?

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #127 on: Mar 07, 2019, 02:53:26 »
What software did you develop the tank pattern with?
Blender sandmanred... it's free open source. You can do some very realistic stuff, check the Blender group on Facebook.

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1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline KoŽstum

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #128 on: Mar 09, 2019, 17:27:03 »
Well I finally cut out the 1/2 scale paper tank and folded it up.

The mating lines on one side aren't even close but on the other end they matched pretty close... maybe I just cut one side more accurately.

The .0400 aluminum I have is too stiff to bend easily by hand... but if I get something thinner I think this pattern will work out.

I'll have to run back to the metal supply next week and see what I can find.
Los Gatos, CA
1978 Honda Twinstar cm185cc: The Black Pearl project

1982 Honda GL500 Silverwing Project

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'86 Honda VT700, just bought on April 29 '17
Honda z50 (sold)
Honda CB125... the original... long gone :(
Honda cb360 (sold)
Honda cb400f (sold)
Honda cb450 (sold)
Honda cb500t (sold)
Honda cb550 (sold)
'75 Honda cb750 (sold)
'78 Honda cb750 (sold)

Offline sandmanred

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Re: GL500 Silverwing Scooped for $125
« Reply #129 on: Mar 10, 2019, 08:32:10 »
I checked into the Blender user facebook, thanks for sending the info. 

Nice work on the pattern development.  I use mostly 0.060 inch for tanks and a lot of guys use 0.080 inch aluminum.  Are using the aluminum you pictured a few pages back?  6061 with a T6 temper is not too bend friendly and is not easy to anneal with home shop methods.  Your bends aren't too severe but the yield strength of the T6 is going to make it harder to bend.  If you can find a T4 temper it will bend a bit easier.  Or if your plan is to braze 3003 is an option too.  It's what most coach builders use.  It anneals fairly easily, works easily and you can weld or braze.  Personally I wouldn't go any thinner than 0.060.

link to annealing info https://www.tinmantech.com/education/articles/aluminum-alloys-annealing.php