Just wanted to point out a fun little project Brad Hemmert (one of Miller's Welding Engineers) did to help promote the 2011 EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. Brad welded up a replica F-22 Raptor made out of stainless steel using the Diversion 180. It's just another example of some of the fun projects one can do if you have a welding machine.
Check out the link below to watch Brad put it together, or stop by the Miller booth at this year's EAA AirVenture from July 25th -31st to check it out.
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07-11-2011, 10:14 AM #1
F-22 Raptor Project for 2011 EAA AirventureJohn Swartz
Miller Electric Mfg., Co.
07-11-2011, 03:17 PM #2
is there a DXF file available for this pattern??? would be very cool to scale up... cut parts on plasmacam..... weld up to make a wonderful contemporary weathervane........
just a thought.....
07-11-2011, 08:18 PM #3
Looks like and a lot of fun and very impressive.
The cutting was great it just looked like a pattern, that is the way it should be.
Pitty laser and waterjet cutting in Australia is so expensive.
Was the welding discolouration removed ?
Was it all just tacked ?
Was any of the welds back purged ?
JiGrip it and Rip it
08-20-2011, 01:07 PM #4
08-20-2011, 01:14 PM #5
Make it three who want the pattern file.
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08-20-2011, 01:21 PM #6Senior Member
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08-20-2011, 02:21 PM #7Senior Member
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H80N, Jigantor, Ltbadd, Daniel, Tritium,
I too would love to build one of these F-22 models, although using my hand held Hypertherm torch or a grinder to cut the pieces would not do justice to this project.
I found 3 files in a quick search on the web.
2 are pdf format and one is dxf format.
I am having trouble attaching any of the files to this message , so If you want the files I found, pm me and I will send them along.
It seems that the Miller site does not support attaching dxf format files which may explain the lack of response from Miller's John Swartz or Brad Hemmert.Thermal Arc GTSW400, Airco Heliwelder II, Miller Dynasty 350, Hypertherm 1000, oxy-fuel setup, metal cutting bandsaw, air compressor, drill press, etc.:
Call me the "Clouseau" of welding !