Author Archives: Hugh

About Hugh

BIM & Cad Manager/Strategist, 3D/4D, multi-discipline cad workflows, integration. Interests include photography and historical aviation.

Grumman F4F Wildcat: Aileron:

Grumman F4F Wildcat: Aileron: Having made good progress on the ordinate set for the Grumman F4F/FM2 I decided to put the spreadsheets to one side and do some modeling to verify the dataset. Normally this would not be required to … Continue reading

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Technote: Scaling Ordinates

Technote: Scaling Ordinates: The primary objective of my work is to record an accurate database of ordinate dimensional data for various aircraft fuselage frames, cowls, wings, cockpit, and stabilizers. This database is derived from manufacturers original documents and drawings. Often … Continue reading

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Grumman F6F Hellcat: Ordinates:

Grumman F6F Hellcat: Ordinates: I have come across some interesting information that has provided some clarification of the cowl ordinates. This has enabled me to further the progress of the F6F Hellcat project. I have also verified the fuselage ordinates … Continue reading

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Grumman F4F Wildcat: Wing Ribs:

Grumman F4F Wildcat: Wing Ribs: Recently I received an email asking if I had done any work with the Grumman F4F Wildcat. As I do have an archive for this aircraft it was indeed on my to-do list. This inquiry … Continue reading

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Grumman F6F Hellcat: Cowl Ordinates

Grumman F6F Hellcat: Cowl Ordinates: I may have been a tad over-optimistic in my previous article on the F6F ordinates when I mentioned there was a good chance the Grumman ordinate data would be complete. The one exception is the … Continue reading

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Grumman F6F Hellcat: Wing Ordinates

Grumman F6F Hellcat: Wing Ordinates I wrote an earlier article on my work with the F6F fuselage ordinates which I have recently updated. Whilst revisiting the archive I also came across the Grumman wing ordinate drawings and decided to develop … Continue reading

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Vought F4U Corsair: Ordinate Data

Vought F4U Corsair: Ordinate Data; About 6 months ago I received an ordinate dataset from a good friend Gary Henry for information purposes. It is a very comprehensive set for the fuselage comprising over 2800 points to define in excess … Continue reading

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