Category Archives: Bell P-39

Technote: Inventor Sketch Datum

Technote: Inventor Sketch Datum Point. This is one of those instances where you do something on a regular basis and don’t really appreciate the significance of the process. What I am referring to is when you create a sketch Plane using the option … Continue reading

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Technote: P-39 Inventor Facedraft

Technote: Bell P-39, Inventor FaceDraft Draft angles is actually a common requirement when working with aircraft components, particularly forgings, and it is surprising that I haven’t written an article on this before now. Facedraft in Inventor is a feature that allows adjusting the … Continue reading

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Bell P-39: Progress Update

Bell P-39: Progress Update; Comparison Progress to date has focussed on the main inner fuselage development with additional modelling to the top cockpit glass. Just for comparison and to give you some idea of scale and context I thought it may … Continue reading

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Bell P-39: Cockpit Glass

Bell P-39: Modelling Curved Cockpit Glass (Inv 2017) Modelling the Cockpit glass can be a challenge to achieve the correct curvature and create the inevitable jogged and profiled edges. The Bell drawing lists all the ordinates to enable us to create the … Continue reading

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Bell P-39: Wing Trailing Edge

Technote: Bell P-39 Wing Trailing Edge Calculation. The root wing profile for the P-39 is based on the NACA 0015 (4-digit series). The Bell P-39 archive contains ordinate data for the fuselage, tail, stabilisers, cowls and so on but sadly the … Continue reading

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Bell P-39: Fold Over Flange

Technote: Bell P-39 Fold Over Flange.(Inventor 2017) This a quick technote to highlight an issue that we sometimes come across with creating flanges in Inventor when one part is sloping away from the other. The part we are working on is shown … 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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