Grumman Style Teardrop

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Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby danlott » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:03 am

Here is a Grumman style teardrop model I just finished in SketchUP for the insturctional video series.

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=49233

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby sdakotadoug » Fri May 25, 2012 10:16 am

Also interested in the Grumman 2, but am Schetchup illiterate :( . Do you have any other Grumman 2 Schetchups completed. The boss and I are a little tight on a queensized mattress but king sized is working great. Maybe some interior drawings, or frame or? Thanks Doug
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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby danlott » Fri May 25, 2012 6:10 pm

The Grumman II sketchup file is posted above. All you have to do is download it and then open it in Sketchup 8. You can make it as wide as you like, but you will have to make sure the frame and axle are the right width for what you are building. I do not have any measurements outside of what is listed on Andrew's website located above in the Design Resources. You can also get measurements off the sketchup file. This is the link to Andrew's Grumman II design that I copied to make the sketchup file.

http://www.angib.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/teardrop/tear55.htm

Andrew's drawings do have the frame layout and dimensions that you can use to determine the axle size. If you want to make it wider than you will need to do the math to figure out the size you need.

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby sdakotadoug » Fri May 25, 2012 6:47 pm

I drool over Angib's site often, and it's complete enough for my purposes. I was just wondering if you had other views or detail views. You may have and I'm just not Sketchup literate to find them. Thanks for the reply though. Dooug
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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby danlott » Sat May 26, 2012 4:15 am

I can post different views if you would like. You could watch the video series on how to create a teardrop in SketchUp that I created. By the time you watch it all you should have a pretty good idea of how to use SketchUp, plus the Grumman II is the trailer that I created in the tutorial.


Here is a link to the video series playlist on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLE232575796E3DB49

The videos below are on screencast, but they will only work when I have enough bandwidth available.

Creating the profile.
http://screencast.com/t/US9TpHae

Laying out the roof, door and floor in the profile.
http://screencast.com/t/BKkmbKDISwN

Laying out the bulkhead and shelving.
http://screencast.com/t/4bVWgSo3W3Om

Final laying out of the profile.
http://screencast.com/t/hhT6VOcPy

Creating out shell in 3D.
http://screencast.com/t/SjNOrhh3

Creating door and window in 3D.
http://screencast.com/t/77HwG0qdKo

Creating hatch in 3D.
http://screencast.com/t/Ntlrwbdx8DV

Creating the floor, bulkhead and shelving in 3D.
http://screencast.com/t/5gsfWNwWYifx

Creating sides in 3D.
http://screencast.com/t/ZIrxroThEn6

Adding doors to the sides and then putting various parts toghether.
http://screencast.com/t/AENRkc9NPH

Creating the frame in 3D.
http://screencast.com/t/7jA34DFzS

Adding an axle, wheels and coupler to frame using components from the 3D warehouse.
http://screencast.com/t/K5bCDxacL

Putting it all together, showing how to make colors transparent and a few other tips.
http://screencast.com/t/Wom8nvmVZkrc

Creating the fenders in 3D.
http://screencast.com/t/BL2F1au95

Positioning fender and copying using the array feature.
http://screencast.com/t/UZZcVd1rCj

Creating holes in the bulkhead for storage.
http://screencast.com/t/cBkvgaZAvA

Creating mattress and rotating open hatch and door.
http://screencast.com/t/WCU4Iv8bhlbk

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby sdakotadoug » Sat May 26, 2012 4:36 am

Your up early, just had a quick look, and wow, tons of information. It'l tale me a while to go through it thanks a ton, Doug
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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby danlott » Sat May 26, 2012 4:41 am

Not up early, have not went to bed yet. I am going now though.

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby Vindi_andy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:27 am

Dan please can you help me.

I am trying to create fenders similar to the ones one have on your model but with an angled leading edge so they mirror the TV but sketchup wont let me fill or pull the object i have made. It seems it doesnt like objects that have angles in 2 planes
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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby danlott » Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:19 am

I think I have an idea what you are talking about. If you could post a paper drawing of what you are trying to do I think I could help. Just not 100% what you are trying to do.

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby danlott » Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:05 am

I looked at your photo album and seen your tow vehicle fenders. I believe I understand what you are wanting. I made a quick sample and will post a picture. It takes a little work to create it, but not to bad. I can try to explain it if you want, but will do it over a private message as it is fairly long.

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby Vindi_andy » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:44 am

Been playing around with Dans Grumman profile and a Coleman event shelter as This is what I have just bought and thought people might like to see how it fits

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Here's a download link I hope it works

http://sketchup.google.com:80/3dwarehouse/download?mid=fa86c3d1790a50bd752d871d0a8cc9a8&rtyp=s8&fn=Teardrop+in+Shelter&ctyp=sm&ts=1363869294000
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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby Strop » Tue Sep 09, 2014 5:45 am

Dan,

I have been having a play with sketchup to try to learn it. I have been looking at the Grumman 2 plans at http://www.angib.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/teardrop/tear55.htm and I can see where your measurements come from but I also take it from the plan that I use a string to draw the shape.

Does the shape produced by Sketchup match EXACTLY the shape produced using the string drawing method?

Just wondering about the transfer of the original image to a template. The string method looked very easy but no use if not an exact match.

Thanks for your tutorials.

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby FIREBALL05 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:35 am

Just watched these videos over the weekend, very helpful, thanks! I had drawn my TD design in sketchup but was having a heck of a time "organizing" it. The way you used layers was great, and I've now created a couple different scenes which can be played in order to get a good overview of the entire thing. Thanks again for sharing!
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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby danlott » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:36 pm

FIREBALL05 wrote:Thanks again for sharing!


I am glad the videos helped you. There is so much you can do with SketchUp, I learn more everytime I use it.


Strop wrote:Does the shape produced by Sketchup match EXACTLY the shape produced using the string drawing method?


I did not create the plans, I only copied them in SketchUp. I do believe that the shape would be very close, but can not say it would exactly match. You can plot a grid pattern on the SketchUp profile and transfer points to the plywood. This is what I did when I laid out my trailer profile.

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Re: Grumman Style Teardrop

Postby Strop » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:51 am

Didn't think of the grid overlay. Thanks Dan. Another thing to learn in sketchup.

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