Just a short post to show a VIIC design case. The body work is designed to be cut with a laser cutter. The aft section upto the frame seperator has already been build. Material is plasticized finnpaper in various thicknesses, mainly 2mm. Overall 145 frames are drawn plus Stringers. The glued framework is quite stiff even with these small stringers.
The actual design is made in LibreCAD, because constructing in FreeCAD is a nightmare to me. So basically it is just doing the DXF sketches in LibreCAD, importing them into FreeCAD, place them in 3D space and thicken them up. Using FreeCAD this way gives me the benefit of getting the shape of the stringers, keel and such for free.
FreeCAD Version 0.16 6712(GIT) on Lubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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