SOLIDWORKS Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis Tutorial – Part 4

On May 20th and 21st, 1927 Charles Lindbergh, aka “Lucky Lindy”, made history by completing the first solo, nonstop, transatlantic flight; piloting his monoplane, the Spirit of St. Louis, from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. To celebrate the anniversary of Lindy’s achievement we’re showing SOLIDWORKS users how to model a 30” wingspan version of his iconic aircraft. Throughout this series, we’ll fly through lessons on how to work off imported images, and we’ll use a series of extrusions, lofts, and sweeps to model the Spirit of St. Louis.

Welcome to part 4 of our 5 -part series where we are modeling Lucky Lindy’s iconic Spirit of St. Louis monoplane. We have the basic components of the aircraft modeled and we are now ready to model in the unique landing gear and strut structures to the wing and tail. In this part of the series we will take a deep dive into the Sweep tool and we will touch on the Dome and Variable Size Fillet tools.

Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast or are just looking for a new SOLIDWORKS challenge, the Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis tutorial series is for you!

Can’t wait to watch the next video? View all of the tutorials on the playlist here.

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