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Rodney J. Williams
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March 26, 2020 · in Aviation · · 6 ≡

These are the drawings I made for several "scratch-built" items I made for the scale P-40E model. At age 15, (1946) I became a good "Architect" and was drawing house plans for my dad's construction company. All the measurements were type written on separate letterhead paper.

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  1. Very interesting series. Please continue.

  2. As architect, I find this very interesting 🙂 - especially now in the era of CAD, hand drawn technical drawing are refreshing.

    • Yes they are. We had a 4'x6' drawing board that tilted on a slight angle, which could be changed. We had scale drawing rulers and you could select a scale of 1/4" equal's 1 foot and/or any size you wanted to draw. Most everything was drawn in "Quarter" scale, (1/4").
      I learned all this from my dad as he was one of several "draftsmen" at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron, Ohio which was called " The Rubber Capitol of the World."

      • Yes, I used drawing board like this at first year of mu studies 🙂

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  4. Reminds me of the technical drawing lessons I took when I was a cadet at the Hellenic Air Force Academy, back in 1984. That is amazing piece of information Rodney. I admire you commitment to excellence. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

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