I had an idea Saturday afternoon...a strange idea for everyone. 8v) First of all, this is not a contest. It's a community project, in which everyone and anyone can participate. What is it? Well, it's a cardmodel community design of an aircraft...a Cessna 337 Skymaster to be exact. I would like it to be a learning thread for anyone interested in model design. For that reason, the following rules will apply. 1 - NO 3D program designed parts will be allowed. All parts must be done without the aid of Metasequioia, or Rhino 3D, or any of the many 3D programs available. 2 - Parts uploaded by the community should be uploaded to this thread and contain a description of how the part was drawn and what makes it correctly drawn. 3 - Do not lock any part uploaded. The part needs to be available to everyone participating. 4 - Name the part based on the agreed to nomenclature to be determined later. I have included here, a file containing information on the Skymaster and a 3-view drawing. The drawing does not have cross sections, but is fairly accurate based on my research. Several members have mentioned that they can determine cross sections based on accurate three-view drawings. This will be there opportunity to show the community how its done. I believe the project should progress in stages with a list of objectives to be accomplished before the community publicly moves on to the next objective. A simplified objective list looks like this, but it is subject to change -- majority rules 8v) a - create cross sections b - break aircraft down into sections, i.e. wings, booms, gear, etc c - design each section d - paint model The community should discuss and agree on a complete objective list and other factors, such as scale and detail before proceeding. This list can be amended as the design progresses. As for detail, since this is to be a learning process, detail should be minimal. As for the scheme of the aircraft, it can be any thing...the more the merrier. There are a number of photos of the Skymaster in civilian, government and military colors available online. Find the one you like and when that objective is reached, do it! Remember...I would like this to be a teaching thread. Since I moderate this forum, it gives me the opportunity to monitor the inputs and should I find one not fitting the teaching process, I will delete the post. Removal will occur if I feel the part was designed by a 3D program, copied and uploaded as a technical drawing. A post can also be removed if there was no action after I have asked for a better description of the work done. I don't want to scare any possible participants, but I do want those who don't understand the model process, to get a good idea of how it's done. I am going to let this thread proceed on its own for now, as I will be leaving for San Antonio, Texas this Wednesday. I should be able to monitor things from there, but if I don't find the time, I will have Rick Steffers keeping a watch on things in my absence. Okay...time now for the first stage of this project...discussion...how does the majority of participants want to proceed? The floor(s) are yours!