SOLIDWORKS Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis Tutorial – Part 3

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 back to our 5-part series where we are celebrating the anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s historic solo transatlantic flight by modeling his iconic Spirit of St. Louis monoplane. In part 3 of the series we are going to hollow out a portion of the fuselage using the shell tool, and we will run through a mix of essential and advanced functions to model the wing, horizontal stabilizer, and vertical stabilizer. You will walk away from this part of the series with knowledge of the Split command and Boundary command functionality.

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!

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