Hawker Hind (oz12201)


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Hawker Hind. Rubber scale model biplane light bomber.

Note this plan is laid out on 11 x 17 inch sheets. There are 7 sheets in total.

Quote: "Hawker Hind, by Robert L Darlow. Printing this page full size on 11 x 17 paper will give you a scale model with a 26 inch wingspan, that should fly very well. Printing this page on 8-1/2 x 11 paper will give you a 'Peanut' size scale model, but because of the extra weight and scale size tail surfaces, it probably will not fly well."

Update 21/05/2020: Added CAD zipfile with DXF version of the plan, thanks to Miguel.

Quote: "Hi Both of You :-)
In the absence of the original CAD file I ran the PDF file through Zamzar.com and out came these seven sheets of the Hind in DXF format. It came out well with some caveats, for instance a wing tip contour is not perceived as a continuous line but a succession of curves at different radii. Not really what you'd wish to have but I've seen much worse. I believe the original drawing Mr Darlow made was perfect, but he was let down by the conversion to PDF.
Regarding colours, in CAD terms they are used to distinguish the layers the items are drawn in, say red for wings, green for fuselage, blue for frames, purple for landing gear, etc, so you can for instance hide the wings and get them out of the way in order to work unimpeded on the fuselage only. However layer information was not kept when converting to PDF so there was nothing to recover in that quarter. However someone duly motivated could be able to sort out layer organisation by manually separating items by colour: all the greens to layer 1, all the reds to layer 2, etc, and finally make some sense out of it.
Item colours can be also be used to define line thicknessess for printing, but I do not believe this was the case here.
Text once again came out as a series of independent lines and arcs. It wasn't that Zamzar was unable to recover text, I analysed the file with something else and there was no text content at all, it had all been converted into geometric entities.
I suggest printing using the 'All Black' setting if available, or else Grayscale if one wishes to avoid the colour cacophony. 1:1 scale will give you 422mm wingspan or 16.5in, 17in x 11in paper or A3 centred and of course you can play up or down with the scale factor and paper sizes. I can't see where that 26in wingspan figure came from, possibly a typo.
Finally, I bet the original model drawing was a single sheet, divided into seven layouts for printing convenience. Having several separate components of the same drawing may give trouble if one is not careful. I myself would join all into a single master file.
I hope this long-winded exercise helps!
Cheers! Miguel"

Update 06/10/2020: Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.

Update 06/10/2020: Inserted the missing DXF sheet 2 file into CAD zip, thanks to Miguel.

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