Vintage Airplane Wing Root Technical Drawings

Runway18 is a mechanic company for aeronautical aeroplanes, taking the challenge of renovating vintage planes. For a Navion from 1946, they needed to reverse engineer a specific part at the wing’s root. The first challenge was to identify the material used for the part as well as the production method of the alloy. The second challenge was to measure and match the complex curvature of the NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) airfoil profile, to make its CAD and technical drawings.

Collaboration and Timeline

  • With: Runway18
  • Date: September 2021
  • Duration: 3 days

Technical Skills:

  • Metrology
  • CAD
  • Reverse engineering


  • Complex alloy procurement
  • Technical drawing