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SolidWorks Delta Dart Tutorials

Welcome to our SolidWorks 2013 Delta Dart rubber band-powered model airplane tutorials. We use SolidWorks 2013 to design our Delta Dart model airplane. The following tutorials with the PDF icon are available for download. Download the free reader from Adobe.
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The Delta Dart tutorials are published with permission from Midwest Products Co., Inc.

Logos courtesy of Midwest Products Co., Inc and AMA - Academy of Model Aeronautics

   

Table of Contents

Part 1. Fuselage. All units metric.
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2. Profile.

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3. Horizontal Stabilizer. Draw paper as sheet metal part with sketched bend to fold paper tip around balsa strips! Use Weldments for balsa strips. Create custom white paper material.
Part 4. Vertical Stabilizer.
Part 5. Wing.
Part 6. Socket.
Part 7. Prop Wire.
Part 8. Propeller. Blade is lofted with guide curves.
Assembly 9. Propeller Sub-Assembly.
Assembly 10. Assembly.
Drawing 11. Drawing. 11” by 17” paper.
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12. PhotoView 360 Decals. Click here for the decal files. Files include alpha layer.
Part 13. Pin with Mates. Create Pin, cut hole at angle in Fuselage and add mates.
Part 14. Rubber Band. Create a new part in the context of the assembly and use the Prop Wire and Pin parts to locate Loft profile sketches. Loft includes four profiles sketches and two guide curve sketches.
 
 
 
 
 

Draw paper covered wing and stabs as SolidWorks sheet metal and wrap "paper" around balsa weldments with sheet metal bends. Also, create custom white paper material.