Monthly Archives: August 2015

Project Cad Technote: Sheet Metal Bending in CAD

Project Cad Technote: Sheet Metal Bending in CAD. Sheet Metal Work is an interesting subject to which I could no doubt devote an entire blog to. Fortunately for us we don’t have to as this topic is covered in detail … Continue reading

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Update: Mustang P-51 Project & Operation Ark

Update: Mustang P-51 Project & Operation Ark The Mustang P-51 project is on hold whilst we review the CAD systems we will use for Operation Ark. To date we have utilized both the Autodesk Inventor & the Dassault Solidworks for … Continue reading

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Topology optimization and additive manufacturing

Topology optimization and additive manufacturing This is probably a slight divergence from the main subject of Historical Aviation though it does align well with the underlying research philosophy relating to the how and the why of how¬†the aircraft designs develop … Continue reading

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Republic XP-47J Superbolt

Originally posted on Old Machine Press:
By William Pearce In mid-1942, Republic Aviation Corporation initiated a design study to lighten their P-47 Thunderbolt fighter for improved performance. The Thunderbolt had been steadily gaining weight as the design matured, while comparative…

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NAA P-51D Mustang: Fuselage: Conics

NAA P-51D Mustang: Fuselage: Conics In the preceding article I had some fun with polynomials and how they could be useful for determining a smooth fit spline for the development of the Mustang fuselage. As a follow up to that … Continue reading

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