Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Winging it

One of the most amazing structures or frustrating is the Spitfires wing.A genius of his time,Mitchell created an engineering marvel.This is due to the complexities of it,s internal structure,from it,s D section leading edge to it,s different main spar fabrication.Today a man I think who is doing some marvelous work reverse engineering the wing is Justin Adams from Europe.Working off original drawings,especially the Supermarine drawing for the chord offsets and reverse engineering an original wing Justin is slowly creating a 3D model of the wing and it,s internals.He is using a design program called Rhino and here are some screenshots of his work so far..

Friday, March 19, 2010

Up the front...

Another set of WIP pics this time by a friend in Japan named Fumiyuki (Aka Shinpachi).He works in a brilliant 3D program called "Shade".This is to recreate a Rolls Royce Merlin for the project in different ways.all the work has been researched off various factory manuals,photos and some original drawings.Pics shown are the bottom end and some of the top end.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Start off.

Here is some beautiful Solidworks screenshots done by good friend Tony and his students at John Swett High School Cad Class at Crockett,California USA.
His work is a conjunction using the Morningford MkIX book and original Supermarine Drawings..