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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:15 PM
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Love the discussion about table vrs CAD. I've got 5 different CAD programs on my computer, on which I've probably spent not more than 5 hours total in at least 15 years. I spent far more time on the boards scaling up SAM Old Timers for RC conversion on paper then I have on CAD. In fact for one, a Spook 72, I spent more time with sheets of paper, a calculator, and a table of ordinates drawing up 9 different sized wing ribs. I would take a magazine article, and using various drafting instruments and techniques, scale them up to full size and build the model. I think I started doing that in High School in the early 60s, using a slip stick instead of a calculator.
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