Category Archives: WW2 Aircraft

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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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 Airacobra: Fuselage

Bell P-39 Airacobra: Fuselage This is an update on the P-39 project. I have actually been drifting between this and the P-51 Mustang as a number of inquiries have come in regarding the ordinates and various questions on the Oil Cooler … Continue reading

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Bell P-39 Airacobra: New Project

Bell P-39 Airacobra: New Project I recently received a set of the P-39 scanned blueprints for the Bell P-39 Airacobra. An underrated aircraft not popular with the Americans or Brits but was very successful with the Russian air force on … 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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Supermarine Spitfire & Seafire: Ordinates

Spitfire & Seafire: Ordinates I have done some preliminary ordinate studies for the Sptifire & Seafire; although not as intensive as the work done for the Ta152; as this is marked for follow up at a later date.     … Continue reading

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