Beagle Pup Prototype G-AVDF

One of our current projects is helping to get the Beagle Pup Prototype (G-AVDF) back into the air.

PES Scanning have been asked by ATSO Engineering Ltd to provide a digital archive of the aircraft fuselage and wings ahead of its restoration. We have recently undertaken photogrammetry and 3D blue light optical scanning of the aircraft and are currently processing the scan data and generating 3D CAD files.

G-AVDF first flew in April 1967 and became the first of 176 aircraft built. The Pup was designed as a single-engined all-metal two-seat aerobatic aircraft or as a four-seat touring aircraft. The aircraft has been in storage for many years, and the plan is for it to be restored to flying condition by the 50th Anniversary of the aircraft in April 2017.

Find out more about the Beagle Pup restoration project here.

Read more about our work on Classic Aircraft projects here.

3D scanning Beagle Pup prototype aircraft - reverse engineering

Click on the image above to view video of the 3D scanning process.

Click above to view a 3D render of the fuselage taken from data captured during the scanning process.