THE BASICS OF PRODUCING ACCURATE RC
DRAWINGS BY NICK ZIROLI SR. PHOTOS BY VINCE VELTRI & TOM SMITH
Over the past 75+ years of continuous model building, I’ve seen a lot of changes in our great hobby. RC technology has made great advances that, years ago, weren’t even possible for any amount of money. This is all great,
but what bothers me is the lack of originality on the flightline. Before ARF models
became so popular, probably 90 percent of the pilots flew a model they had built
from a kit or a set of plans. Now, it’s just the opposite. I hope this article will help
change the situation and reduce the ARF and quick-build trends.
;e master at his drawing table. Basic drawing
tools and accurate enlarging techniques make any
set of airplane plans possible.
Above: Nick’s newest design: a Cessna 150/152.
Below: ;e first step is to find accurate three-view drawings on which
to base your plans.