Thatcher CX7 X-Plane 11 airplane project

I started working on a Thatcher CX7 airplane for X-Plane 11 in June of 2020. My goal is to create a realistic flying experience for CX7 builders as well as learn how to create X-Plane airplanes.


Process for building this airplane

  1. Create image planes to model from (side, top, front views as well as bulkheads, ribs, etc)
  2. Model the airplane in Silo or Blender in polygons and subdivision surfaces.
  3. Model the airplane in X-Plane Plane Maker. This geometry will be used by X-Plane to calculate aerodynamics.