I’m a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in the USA, and I’ve discovered that they are offering a year’s licence for a student version of Solidworks, the industry standard 3D CAD program.
I’ve always been fascinated by 3D CAD, and so for the past couple of months I’ve been starting to rebuild the Scout digitally, using our original drawings.
It’s a long – indeed a very long – learning process, but I’m slowly getting there and I thought you might be interested to see some of the results.
Here’s the tailplane and elevator, for example, with every part individually modelled.
And an example of the sort of drawings I’ll have at the end.
It’s very, very time consuming, but I do find it rewarding, and I’m aiming to reproduce the entire aircraft. Eventually!