During that time, model building was very popular and Maricraft the manufacturer wanted to set the bar for high quality scale model kits. Wide range of scale drawings from the pages of 'Aviation News' and 'Air Pictorial'. This income is used to help pay for this site. The Virtual Aircraft Museum This is a very large site, with lots of free 3-view drawings available. The artistic drawings can generally be used for colors and markings. High quality scale drawings from France.
For now, it is good enough. . For Christmas and birthday gifts my friends and family know what to buy me! Once downloaded, they may be printed as 4 × 6 inch photos without additional cropping. Good variety of aircraft drawings. I used Adobe Illustrator to import the 3-Views and created new layers to trace the outlines of the views. For more information to see my affiliates disclosure document. A view on the bottom of the airframe is usually of great help to the modeler but what is essential are fuselage cross sections and wing and tail sections showing the airfoils.
The books listed here can be recommended- Flying Scale Models is a British magazine that is available around the world. Boeing C650-C700 seaplane Boeing's first production airplane - general arrangement drawing with fuselage inboard side and top views, detailed cross-sections, float construction, wing construction and rib layout, and color scheme - 2 sheets. This is the World's Largest Commercial Collection of Aircraft Documentation. The last image here is part of my drawings that has each locations for the formers. Fortunately, I managed to find some great ones from a very unusual source. This section will always be expanding, so check in from time-to-time for additions.
Skytamer Archive subscribers may expand the drawings presented in this section. These views like the ones shown above are usually basic line art drawings and not photographs. You might notice that there is an outline around the outer area of the fuselage. A feature that is essential is accuracy! That is the center spar and the fuselage is made up of two halves. Canadian Naval Aviation Museum color scheme. Morrow's Scale Drawings Scale Drawings by James A.
Check as many dimensions as possible. If the drawing dimensions are consistently inaccurate by the same ratio, then all is not lost! This is one magazine that is well worth saving as a reference source. Foam is sandwiched between the formers and sanded to the shape of the formers. After working with Adobe Illustrator and outlining all of the important sections of the aircraft I ended up with a set of drawings I could size to any scale. First Created: 10 October 2004 - Last Revised: 6 May 2006 Copyright © 2004 John Hayles. You can visit his website by The catalogue that Bob sells is well worth the money and can be recommended to all scale modelers.
It may be that the stated drawing scale is not correct, possibly due to print scale errors. Good selection of military aircraft types. If the dimensions are not consistently correct then the drawing should be abandoned. Line drawings of most Vought-built aircraft types. This has been a great learning experience for me. See the to see some pictures. Excellent selection of drawings taken from Russian aviation magazines.
Below I discuss 3 ways to find the best drawings along with a link to Amazon. I suppose that the 3-views can be considered a bare minimum and should consist of a plan view and a side and front view. This is the one magazine I look forward to receiving every month! I realize that these are not plans and you will notice that there are no measurements. Any way-where can you locate these drawings?. Avro 504K British biplane trainer. There is no extra cost to you. Find the scale of the drawing and check as many aircraft dimensions as possible.
This image is that engineering sheet. Click on the Product Search page for catalog details. The full size machine dimensions may have to be divided by a slightly different scale factor to achieve the correct result. Things like the spars, formers and other parts of the model are drawn out on the drawings for use later as templates during construction. Take a look here -. Very long list of aircraft drawings taken from 'Koku-Fan' and other sources.
Sells a range of scale aircraft drawings from different sources. The more experience I get the better my drawings will be for future projects. Building on that experience no pun intended , using many of the same building techniques from the previous builds, most of the construction has been straight forward and predictable. From there, I can overlay the views allowing me to know the width, height and length of all of the parts I need to cut to make the skeleton of the aircraft. Morrow was one of a very small number of people who actually worked on the replica. Views from various angles, many with interior shots, help the modeler create or replace exact replicas of their favorite aircraft. This monthly mag always has an Aircraft of the month feature complete with excellent scale drawings as well as an in depth study of the type.