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