Learn how to draw a great looking Radar Antenna with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Radar Antenna.
Do you need to look for flying objects or determine the speed of a passing car? You can add this easy, step-by-step radar antenna drawing to your next cartoon or comic book.
You will notice that the radar antenna is made up of simple shapes, such as a trapezoid, cylinder, oval, and crescent.
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How will you put this radar antenna drawing to good use? You could write and illustrate a sci-fi thriller or a super spy mystery.
Or, you could write a school report about radar and how these antennas are used to locate objects, protect ships, or study outer space.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Radar Antenna
How to Draw a Great Looking Radar Antenna for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the radar antenna outline by drawing a large oval. Draw a curved line across it to create a crescent shape on one side. This is the antenna's parabolic dish.
Easy Radar Antenna Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a flattened oval and a rounded rectangle in the center of the dish. This is called the feed horn.
Easy Radar Antenna Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw curved lines across the oval and rectangle to give them a three-dimensional, cylindrical shape. Then, extend narrowly spaced parallel lines from the sides of the dish.
Easy Radar Antenna Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw a cylinder and a cone to connect the pairs of lines. These shapes will form an arrow pointing at the center of the dish. This is called the secondary reflector because it captures and amplifies incoming radio waves that bounce off the primary parabolic surface of the dish, sending them to the feed horn below.
Easy Radar Antenna Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw two more narrow pairs of lines extending from the arrow to the sides of the dish. Draw a small rectangle at the end of each one.
Easy Radar Antenna Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw an irregular rounded hexagon at the back of the dish. Draw a line across one side to give it a three-dimensional appearance.
Easy Radar Antenna Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw a rectangle under the hexagon, and enclose a small rounded shape and partial triangle alongside it.
Add More Details to Your Radar Antenna Picture - Step 8
8. Draw a wide, flat cylinder beneath the antenna. From each side of the cylinder, extend a series of straight lines to begin outlining a large trapezoid shape.
Complete the Outline of Your Radar Antenna Drawing - Step 9
9. Use straight lines to enclose two more trapezoids, forming a trapezoidal cube at the base of the radio antenna.
Color Your Radar Antenna Drawing
Your radar antenna outline is now complete. We've colored ours in shades of grey to show that it is made from metal.
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