Episode 6 – CAD

Since we have already collected a lot of parts and you have to start building somewhere, it is time for a plan. Luckily we are living in the 21st century with the availability of free CAD software, so it was time to create a digital model of the future build.

Measuring, measuring, measuring and modeling of the available parts …

The nice thing about CAD is, that you can just virtually align the complete drive train from the crankshaft to the rear wheels, set the correct draw bar position according to the ETPC rules, …

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… and you can design the rest (in fancy colors) around it 😉

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All finished, a few more mouse clicks and you have ordered your tractor as a steel puzzle …

Looks pretty easy 😛

The puzzle will be solved in the next episodes …

 

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