3D model of Spitfire structure

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  1. Kurfürst

    Kurfürst Banned

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    I have just found this very nice website, it has CAD drawings of the major Spitfire structure elements, very enlightening, especially the wing spars! Check it out!


    Spitfire 3D
     
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    Wow! There is my engine work too:shock:
    Thanks for the introduction, Kurfürst and Ross(aka Spits here).

    All are nice work for sure:D
    Great!
     
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    Thank you Fumiyaki,your beautiful renders far surpass our stuff.You must finish your zero too.
     
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    It's so kind of you, Ross.
    Checking my work again, I think it must be completed a.s.a.p.

    You are very good at how to display too:)
     
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    Out of curiousity, does anyone know the thickness of the plates used on the D-shaped torsion box or the rest of the wing..?
     
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    #6 N4521U, Jul 25, 2010
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    Great work. My experience with Solidworks is limited. I have Inventor for my work. Are you doing this as a work assignment? or just for yourself?

    Added, I should have read before I wrote. I see you are contributing with others to this project. Well done mate. If I had scaled drawings I could do a few things to add. Cheers, Bill
     
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    If you mean skins the leading edge skins are .080".Rest is .036" IIRC except for ammo bin armour plate which is 4mm.
     
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    Thanks a lot Spits! :)
     
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    Hello Spitfire Fans,

    Here is something I built for Combat Flight Simulator. I haven't quite decided on a paint scheme for it yet and haven't finished the flight model. Obviously there are no internals for this plane.

    The hardest thing I had to find for this plane was the exact length. There are many contradictory references.

    - Ivan.
     

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    Seeing the tolerances at the factory were a bit loose I would think there would be dramas finding exact measurements...
    Very nice model :)
     
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    Thanks Guys,
    Keep in mind that this entire model for the flight sim only has about 1100-1200 polygons or so. Climb rate so far is way too high at about 4800 fpm. It should be about 4100.

    I wanted to build an early Mk.IXc that was basically a Mk.V with a new engine. Carb scoop is the early non-tropical, and rudder is also the smaller version. I had drawings for a Mk.V but the Mk.IX was obviously longer because of the engine. The problem was that I could not find a good length value for that configuration. I also wasn't sure if later Mk.IX didn't have some other extension some place. Eventually I found a drawing with a length that I could work with.

    What length values do you all have for a Mk.IX?

    - Ivan.
     
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