Would anyone here be interested in attempting to scratch build an EpII helmet from scratch?
Of all the helmets I have seen come down the pike, only the efx helmet seems close enough, but then not completly close. You know what I mean; it's missing it's bottom. I really feel it needs to be there, the bottom, that is.
The reason that companies like efx leave them off, is to be wearable. The majority of people who buy their product, would like to be able to put the helmet on. That is hard to do with the neck ring.
How many people here are like me and want the whole enchilada: Accurate to digital model, neck ring, tail light, and doesn't pinch the nose? (add to that fiber re-inforcement rather than just resin)
How many people would like Wizard of Flight templates that you can print at home? This helmet can be done in sheet stock very nicely.
I have done this once before, and have never been completely happy with the model that I built in 2003. I have had some practice since then, and I would sure like to see this redone.
Let's kick around some ideas about measurements and geometry. In the sense of uniform discussion, let's name and catalog the details of this helmet.
The #1 thing is the brow line. That is the anchor. Above the brow-line: the dome. Below the brow-line: the visor. View the brow from above, and it is a disk.
It is actually an elipse, longer one axis than another. Once cut, it becomes the template for the rest of the helmet build. The dome and visor anchor to the disk.
Here is a list of names that I have come up with so that when anyone refers to a section, everyone else know what they mean, At least I hope it will work that way. Feel free to discuss.
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I am open to suggestions as to what to name that little quadrilateral behind the ear.