Spirit of St. Louis: historia, desarrollo y modelaje
Tutor / directorCastan Ponz, José Antonio
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This work is divided into two chapters. The first one deals with a theoretical, documented and technical part about the development of one of the most symbolic flights from the aviation point of view: the first non-stop transatlantic flight between New York and Paris, achieved by Charles Augustus Lindbergh with his Ryan M-2, named as Spirit of St. Louis. It is theoretical and documented since events and decisions justifying the evolution of the history are included and, at the same time, it is technical and scientific, as details linked to aircraft manufacturing, engine performances and specifications, cartography and instrumental panel devices are deeply explained. The second chapter, which is more connected to graphic design, consists of shaping the Spirit of St. Louis, using SolidWorks software. Both chapters share the purpose of analyzing and contextualizing how the starting point of current aviation was born. To achieve this, the following book references, understood as key elements on which this work is based, have been used: The Spirit of St. Louis book, published 25 years after his milestone, in which he explains the transatlantic flight and Spirit of St. Louis, Ryan Monoplane (1927) book, which includes more technical and illustrated figures. Finally, regarding results, the created model shows a reasonable scale error so as to conclude that it is a faithful reproduction, taking into account the original proportions.
DegreeGRAU EN ENGINYERIA DE SISTEMES AEROESPACIALS (Pla 2015)
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