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Aug 28, 2013, 08:32 AM
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Other Places for Scale Drawings and 3 Views

There are countries and websites that have law and understandings of copyright that are different than the ones we have in the US.

Although this forum will not permit the posting of copyright protected items, please feel free to post those websites that do on this thread.

After all ... it isn't against the law to LOOK!

Further, there are other websites that have huge collections of Scale Drawings and 3 views. PLEASE post as many on this thread as you'd like.

A good example is:

Hip Pocket Aeronautics.

You have to register as a member first. The Scale Drawings and a lot of other reference material can be found in the "Builders Forum" ... from there you go to the "Builder's Plans Gallery" ... and you have to register as a member AGAIN ... to be able to download anything.

Its a little odd ... but it works.
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Aug 28, 2013, 09:04 AM
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Also, If you know of an organization where SD&3V can be found, such as a library, museum or a/c manufacturer, or etc. please let us know ... ESPECIALLY if they sell copies or permit copies to be made.

Another site for scale drawings is :

I've tried to find who operates the site ... but with no luck. I don't know anything about it.
Aug 28, 2013, 09:12 AM
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Another good site for 3 views is The Virtual Aircraft Museum:

In addition to 3 views ... they also throw in some pictures and history.

Select a country, select a manufacturer ... and V'elour ... there you are.

I LOVE old Curtis military Bibes!
Aug 28, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Air Journal and (I think) Model Airplane News offer FREE downloads of some William Wylam Drawings.
Do a search for "free online drawings Air Journal, Model Airplane News" and you should be able to find them.

I've found the quality to be a little ... gritty. But its free. Perhaps somebody can clean them up.

Included are

Stinson AT9
Wright Flyer
Hispano V8
PBY Catalina
Boeing B 17
Boeing F2B-1
Sikorsky Le Grand
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

A nice article with FREE drawing of the Stinson SR-5E can be found:
Last edited by TedD60; Aug 28, 2013 at 05:39 PM.
Aug 28, 2013, 12:05 PM
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One of the largest aircraft drawing download sites is:

Text is in Russian, so you will have to be patient and take the time to explore. Scans come from multiple sources so quality and image size vary widely. When you click on a file name a small image of the file appears, which can show you what plane it is and how detailed the drawing is.

The site is maintained and updated, but there is no notice when that happens. So, you have to come back every month or so and see if something new jumps out.

Learning a little about the Russian alphabet equivalents to our Latin alphabet and rough pronunciation will help help greatly when reading an aircraft name.
Aug 28, 2013, 02:28 PM
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There is a French site that has lots of three views
I use this quite often looking for details of airplanes

There is a UK site
that has lots of three views. Aeromodeller magazine used to publish an article on some real airplane every issue and quite a few are on this site.

The Russian site is good, I use this link to get to an English language version
Aug 28, 2013, 08:00 PM
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I really like using this site

Have gotten many good 3 views their
Aug 28, 2013, 09:21 PM
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I have always liked this site
Aug 29, 2013, 06:34 AM
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May i suggest a source for the late Paul R Matt 3 view drawings, good quality available in single print and cd format
Bob Banta at a vast amount of documentation some detailed, some not so well detailed available in printed A3 format.
Aug 29, 2013, 07:57 AM
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If you're building a Spitfire the definite source with all 46,000 rivets drawn is this:

For Bf 109:
Aug 29, 2013, 12:31 PM
You know nothing....
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Another uk one
Aug 29, 2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Stupot46
"Outerzone is a listing of free vintage and old-timer flying model aircraft plans to download".

Don't believe that falls within the forum guidelines.

Gene K
Aug 29, 2013, 01:15 PM
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The gentleman that operates this site:

is scanning old (1950's) Aeromodelrs and Model Aircraft magazines and apparently has permission to do so.

These magazines have a series of articles titled "Aeroplanes in Outline" (or similar) which include a very nice 3 view of the plane discussed in the article.

Apparently this gentleman is somewhat space limited so he only offers 3 magazines each month and keeps the previous month's installment in zip files. BUT ... it looks like he only stores the previous month. After that ... they're gone. From His site.

BUT ... there is ANOTHER Gent who seems to be storing the scanned magazines.

That site can be found here:

If interested, It wouldn't hurt to subscribe in some way to the fuel soaked site to make certain you catch the current offerings.
Last edited by TedD60; Aug 30, 2013 at 01:06 PM.
Sep 03, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Flying boats anyone? Although finding takes a little looking, this site has some nice scale drawings AND some cutaway views of seaplanes:
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