A day of questions. A day of problems. And no one has any answers! If you take the curve of the circumference of a cylinder... of, oh say a jet engine... and you then tilt it at 45 degree angle... what's that new curve? Anyone? Anybody? That's how I spent the day. These are the problems when building a fuel tank with no resources. These are some of the crazy problems when building a jet luge.
A massive thanks to my mate, Phil Champion (a real champ) for bringing tools and an extra brain along for problem solving. We drank beer, cheers!
I paid three trips to a certain big (with a capital B) hardware store and then an office supply store to come up with the necessary materials to build a mock fuel tank. (No one at these stores knew how to answer that particular geometry question, either. i think i just asked out of some sick joke as i needed the laugh hehe).
The plan was to make a cylinder with cardboard paper and then cut that at the desired angle... After fiddling with it for more time than I'd like to admit I said "Stuff it!" and eye-balled the thing.
Take a look at the fuel tank mock up and lemme know what you think.