Aircraft Blue Prints Sources
During your research process you will need at some point to design an aircraft, but before doing that you will need to have a look at different exsisting designs. These can be a source of inspiration and have lots of proven ideas already. There are several links on the net that have uploaded blue print plans of aircraft, these are some of the rich ones:
Blue prints can give the modeller lots of hints depending on how much detail they have on them. It can show at some point how the aircraft is put together during the assembly process. The access hatches gives hints to where the internal control hydraulics are located in order to ease the maintenance procedures. The number of wheels used for the undercarriage also provides some hints to the purpose the aircraft was designed for. Wing sweep angles and air intake nozzles can show the flight regimes the aircraft is designed for. By knowing the real length of the aircraft and measuring the length of the blue print you can estimate other dimensional parameters using dimensionless analysis. In addition that the user can calculate the wing area, that can be done through making a print out of the blue print and drawing standard squares over the wing area and after you draw all of the squares over the wing area you can calculate the number of squares and then multiply them by the standard square leading to the total area.