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left-click = rotate, middle-button/CTLR-left-click = pan, scroll/right-click/ALT-left-click = zoom

Downloads: 1532
Uploaded by: James Haley
File size: 492 kilobytes
VSP Version: 3.X
Copyright holder: James Haley
Copyright year: 2017
License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (CC BY-NC-SA)

File ID# 323
Manufacturer Van's Aircraft
Model RV-7
Units Feet
Description Created this to get a feel for using hinges in openVSP. To rotate control surfaces, select the hinge parent component, select motion, then adjust the rotate feature. The ailerons are linked, so only adjust the Starboard hinge. Most of this model is made to match the RV-7 3 view however detailed measurements are not available for this craft online. The wing airfoil is set as a NACA 23012 for ease, yet the real airfoil is 23013.5.
Source Quality

3 - The source material used to create this model was Good. This means good 3-view drawings were used to create the model.

Model Suitability
  • 2 - Build a display model
  • 2 - OML for wetted areas/drag buildup
  • 2 - Cartoon or Pretty Picture
  • 3 - Check internal layout/volume
  • 4 - Accurate OML for detailed aerodynamic analysis or CFD
  • 5 - Weight and balance
  • 5 - Structures
Tags general aviation , airplane , single-engine , piston engine , kitplane , light sport aircraft , 23012 , rv-7

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