Category Archives: Design

Restoration Project: Corsair F4U-1

Restoration Project: Corsair F4U-1 This is great news; a good friend of mine has just acquired the wreckage remains of a Corsair F4u-1. The long-term plan is to restore this Corsair to its original specification as a standing exhibit. It would be wonderful to … Continue reading

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NAA P-51D: Canopy

NAA P-51D Mustang: Canopy With the return to the P-51D project, I have been working on developing the fuselage and the canopy ordinates specific to the P-51D. Supporting information in this regard is hard to come by and we don’t have … 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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The Journey

The Journey: This blog has been about the journey cataloging my passion for historical aviation design and construction. Its about the geometry; the ordinates and plans, about the designs and construction; from wood and canvass to full metal and alloy and the … Continue reading

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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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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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Supermarine Spitfire: Drawing Numbering System

Supermarine Spitfire: Drawing Numbering System I was browsing through some of my earlier projects and whilst only a fraction of the study material has been published here I occasionally come across some documentation I developed and wondered why I didn’t publish … Continue reading

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