Tag 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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Grumman F6F Hellcat: Ordinates

Grumman F6F Hellcat: Ordinates I am without access to a Cad system for a few weeks so I decided to spend time reviewing my archive collection. Whilst looking through the many aircraft in the archives I came across some interesting … Continue reading

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NAA P-51D: Master Lines Plan

NAA P-51D Mustang: Master Lines Plan The P-51D project is progressing well with further developments on the fuselage frame profiles. I now have a comprehensive Master Lines Plan incorporating additional information obtained from mathematical analysis, drawings, reference documentation and geometric developments. … Continue reading

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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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Mustang P-51 B/C Ordinates

Mustang P-51 B/C Ordinates: I have had a number of requests for the ordinate spreadsheets I developed for the Mustang P-51 B/C fuselage, cowl, cooler and air intakes, so I have decided to make them available to all; for a reasonable … 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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Topology optimization and additive manufacturing

Topology optimization and additive manufacturing This is probably a slight divergence from the main subject of Historical Aviation though it does align well with the underlying research philosophy relating to the how and the why of how the aircraft designs develop … Continue reading

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