Aircraft Wheelpants, how to construct a nice pair.
The GeeBee shown here was built from drawings and old photos, but the pants were worked up from photos
Working up reproductions from photos is a study in itself-unless you happen to have the latest technology
for industrial espionage which allows you to run a photo or two through a program which reduces the
photo to mathematics, enabling another machine to model the math in a physical 3D facsimile. All the fun
of scaling out is taken away.
But anyway, we go from photos to a mockup, to a station buck, which is a 1:1 form to fit the metal to, much
like the dressmakers form which is adjusted to match the person who is having the gown made.