Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sukhoi 29, 3 Plan view Reverse Engineering

Assalamualaikum and good day to all,

How are you today? Still on your workstation and doing your CAD work or minggling aound with your smart phone looking for something new in the net?

As yesterday, i woke up early in the morning, around 4 am, and its still dark here in malaysia as the sunrise on 7 am. So, i turned on catia, and might be do some work that morning. This is the perfect time to start catia work as two of my sons and their mother is still comfortably sleeping in their bed.

Open up GOOGLE CHROME. Search for Sukhoi 29. Cropping the side, top and front view, and finished the reverse engineering on sukhoi 29 around 3 hours. The pictures will not be found in the catia in PNG. But it will work well on jpg as i done it in this task.

I love this airplane as i have it on my table, not the real airplane, but a radio control plane. Have flown it for couple of tries and yet it is flying lovely as she looks. It has a symmetrical airfoil, mid wing, a big size of aileron, elevator and rudder. It also have a large surface of wing, horizontal and vertical stabilizer too. It also have quit a big spinner in front of its huge engine cowling. It also have a small landing gear on its back.

Interesting facts about this SUKHOI 29

The Sukhoi Su-29 is a two seat aircraft, which, when flown solo, has the capability of winning a World Championship, yet also being suitable for aerobatic training, and even touring, having a range of up to 1,400kms!By virtue of having a composite fuselage, the Su-29 only weighs some 40kg more than the Su-26, and when flown solo, the performance is virtually identical, although it is somewhat heavier on the controls.
  1. The aim in the design of the Su-29 was to have an aircraftthat had the aerobatic capability when flown solo of the SU-26/SU-31 while having a second seat thus dramatically increasing the usefulness of the aircraft.
  2. Inevitably, the greater weight and size of the aircraft makes it a little less agile than the single seaters, but two-seat Su-29 have been competing with great success at a huge variety of aerobatic competitions – even up to World Championship level.
  3. Mechanically, the Su-29 is similar to all the other Sukhois, with a high tensile stainless-steel forward fuselage, while the rear fuselage, tail and the entire wing structure is composite.  Again, it shares the single seaters extraordinary strength – the aircraft is cleared for   
  4. +12/-10G at maximum aerobatic weight and with five wings having been deliberately broken in tests, the minimum that one has failed at has been at 23.5G!

  5. The Su-29 is in full production and approximately 64 aircraft have been made to date.  Sales have been made to most countries in theWest, but also to South Africa, Australia; Brazil; Indonesia; the Middle East; Mexico and as well as eight aircraft for the Argentine Airforce.
  •   Length                       24.0 ft
  • Wingspan                   27 ft
  • Engine (radial)           360 or 400 hp
  • Empty weight             1720 lbs
  • Max gross weight       2700 lbs
  • G limits                        +12/-10G
  • Spar factory test        ±23G
  • Roll rate                      360º sec
  • Rate of climb             3,350 fpm
  • Max cruise speed     183 mph
  • Stall speed                 71 mph
  • Vne                              273 mph
  • Takeoff run @            165 yards

These are the SU 29 airplane pictures.

The most popular inverted flight.

Red Sukhoi 29 is doing loop sky high.

The pilot open up his canopy and waving hand to the spectators. And later the person behind throwing up leaflets. This happen on 2005 at moscow. You can watch other spectacular pictures here

And i also have done the CATIA REVERSE ENGINEERING on SUKHOI 29 as in pictures below. Feel free to comments on my comments on the bottom of this page.

Learn how to do this in CATIA, click HERE to go to the first tutorial on building Sukhoi 29.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Volkswagen Beetle in CATiA anyone?


As for today i want to show you a tutorial made by one of CATIA user in youtube on how to do reverse engineering on VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE. This is simply another method of how to do reverse engineering using the most popular and well known CATIA V5. 

The method is the same, by searching 3d plan from the internet, applying the images in the CATIA Freestyle Sketch Trace FSK and use Wireframe and Surfaces Design to do the rest of the job.

Dont forget to try it out in your workstation. Do you got anyhing about this? Share it out in our comments tab below.

Thanks and wassalam.

Credits to : CAD Gill on youtube.

You may also wants to look at our same approach on designing B747 - 400 with CATIA V5 here.

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