High quality drawings of Australian-designed aircraft are rare. This is mostly because the aircraft are rare themselves, and there is not a great deal of information or research available regarding them. But there is also a proliferation of low-quality drawings, particularly here on the internet where a poor quality (or inaccurate) drawing may be easily copied and appear many times. So it’s sometimes difficult to get hold of good drawings for documentation or modelling purposes. On these pages I present a number of drawings which I’ve drafted over the years.
Having said that, I’m not claiming that all of my own drawings are perfect. Some of them are merely 3-view outline drawings based on a range of sources, but at a minimum they are checked against known dimensions and for consistency between views. However some of these drawings are very detailed, since they are based on original factory information and measurements from actual aircraft. I also welcome suggestions for improvements to these drawings if anyone can provide more detailed information.
The detailed drawings each have their own page, with some more details regarding what they cover. The outline drawings are all grouped together on a single page.
You can download the drawings for viewing and printing using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you don’t have this software, you can get the free Acrobat Reader from the Adobe website.
Feel free to let me know how you use these drawings, or if you have any extra information or corrections to add. I’m always trying to improve the quality and accuracy of these drawings.
A comment about copyright:
I am providing these drawings under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Click on the link above for a full description of this license, but in summary it means that you are free to copy, distribute and adapt these drawings on the conditions that you attribute their creation to me and that if you adapt and distribute them you must also license the adapted versions under the same conditions.
You may seek my permission to waive any of these conditions (if, for example, you wish to publish the drawings in any form) by sending me an email.
A comment about drawing scales:
As these drawings are drafted, they are drawn to a defined scale according to the size of paper on which they should be printed. Adobe Acrobat software is reasonably good at reproducing drawings to their correct size on a range of different printers. However I can’t guarantee that they will print out at the correct scale if you print these drawings on paper which is a different size to that intended. For example, if you print a drawing which has been set up to print on A4 paper onto Letter paper, then your printer software will scale the drawing to fit onto the Letter paper and the drawing will not be to the scale shown in the title block. Also, some printers do not print exactly in proportion, so there may be some distortion introduced due to this as well. So please be aware of this, and take care if you are printing these drawings. Use a ruler and calculator to double-check the scale marks on your printed drawing.
If you would like to check the accuracy of your printer for printing these CAD-generated PDF files, you can print this calibration sheet, then measure the scales on the printed sheet and check if they are accurate.