Stargazer2006 said:This early Handley Page HP.80 design was the forerunner of the Victor:
hesham said:Stargazer2006 said:This early Handley Page HP.80 design was the forerunner of the Victor:
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See Reply 17 of this thread.Maury Markowitz said:Some time ago there was a thread on Victor mods, and one of the posts had a picture of the Red Neck radar.
I used to have a set of those but they went missing after a house move sometime ago.CJGibson said:
There's always a temptation to go freehand as it can be surprisingly laborious to find the required curves. Parsing a complicated curve together (e.g. appearance of continued tangents over contiguous components) satisfactorily is especially hard and there may also be issues with reproducibility. Cad glosses over some of the thought processes that a designer might more readily entertain (deliberately, consciously) by doing exact drawings by hand, usually for the better. There was a period when I was pretty adept at telling cad drawn designs from hand drawn ones from the finished product alone; nowadays it's more of a moot distinction.kitnut617 said:I used to have a set of those but they went missing after a house move sometime ago.
As an aside, when I was sorting out the De Havilland DH101 scans Tony Buttler sent me, I was able to insert the images into my AutoCad drawing, which I then traced. While zooming in real close to the drawn lines to get them to match up, I could see that the draftsman had done the curved lines free-hand. I see his style very easily which helped with the matching up. I could see he never used a French Curve at all.
IIRC, at least one drafting equipment supplier in the USA managed to add a touch of humor to the term by carefully blending in a shapely shape familiar from certain shiny mudflap decorations on trucks.CJGibson said:
Still got mine.CJGibson said: