Anachron Aero v4

These illustrations were done mostly to get back up to speed on the latest version of SolidWorks after using Alibre Design Pro (another parametric CAD package) for the last year.

I had been studying air-cooled engines and started drawing a lot of radial engines, which lead to the prominent engine features of this aircraft.

The rest of the components were basically contrived to help learn the keys to SolidWorks. With a little maxwell time, it came out as a pretty cool little racer, looks like it might do well in pylon racing at Reno back in the 60’s.

The windshield design is not likely to win any awards for usability. And though I wouldn’t want to fly it, I think it’s still a cool to look at!

A finished illustration. Though I think I like it better in orange.

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