The Light Aircraft Company
Polar was contacted by The Light Aircraft Company in June 2020, enquiring if we could support the reverse engineering of their new aircraft model by capturing the raw data of the aircraft’s body panels, through our 3D laser scanning service.
The customer required surface data of the current fibreglass panels, so they could remodel and make minor adjustments in CAD to improve the fit of certain aspects of the aircraft.
Polar attended, with the MetraSCAN 750 Elite 3D laser scanner, and over the course of a day captured several scans of the required areas.
This data was analysed, cleaned and tidied using VXmodel reverse engineering software, into useable ‘panel’ files. These files were then supplied to The Light Aircraft Company for surface modelling.
Having been informed that Polar processed the necessary equipment and they were local to us, we approached them to see if they were interested in the project, they were most helpful from the outset.
The Scan of the aircraft was carried out quickly and efficiently, both externally and internally and also managed to scan some ancillary parts while onsite all in one day!
The stl data was supplied within a couple of days, this has allowed us to get some exact measurements from the aircraft. This would have been very difficult if not impossible using conventional measuring equipment.
We would most certainly use Polar again on future projects."