Category Archives: Autodesk Inventor

NAA P-51D Mustang: Using Ordinate Data

NAA P-51 Mustang: Using Ordinate Data Spreadsheets A question arose during a telecon today about using the Ordinate Spreadsheets for Cad and Modelling. Typically for the fuselage and cowlings, the spreadsheets are set out as above. The top section replicates the layout of the original … Continue reading

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NAA P-51D Mustang: Wing Ordinate Rev

NAA P-51D & B/C Mustang: Wing Ordinate Major Update: Thanks to Roland Hallam, I am now in receipt of new verifiable information that has prompted a return to the P51 project and a major update to the wing ordinate data … Continue reading

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Technote: Icosahedron Edge Calc

Technote: Icosahedron Edge Calculation: Geodesic geometry is rather interesting and occasionally quite challenging. I have recently been involved in a project to explore construction options for a structure based on an Icosahedron form. Although the basic geometry was created using Inventor I was … Continue reading

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Hoppers: Surface Model for Mass Containment

Hoppers: Surface Modelling for Mass Containment: Although not directly associated with aircraft design there are inherent modelling techniques equally applicable to many aspects of aviation. The techniques relate to surface modelling for the containment of a known mass or volume. In each … Continue reading

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Sopwith Pup: Technote

Sopwith Pup: Spar Clip Technote The Sopwith Pup is a single seater biplane built by the Sopwith Aviation Company, another aircraft in my archive, though not one that I have done much work on. This is just a quick technote; so not … Continue reading

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Bell P-39: Creating Wing Fillets

.Technote: Bell P-39 Creating Wing Fillets.(Inventor 2017) Wing fillets are probably one of the most complex aircraft items to model as they need to follow the curvature of both the wings and the fuselage shell. Invariably we have many offsets to … Continue reading

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2D Draughting to 3D Models

2D Draughting to 3D Conversion Technical drawings, detailing the specifics of your design can be critical for the communication both internally and externally. We can transform your 2D CAD or fully dimensioned legacy paper drawings to 3D Models using our experienced engineers to … Continue reading

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