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1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Yes I have it cut out and I start painting tonite will post pics.

RW
Where did you get the plans. The plans that I have are the Dave Royds build with 30 in wing.
Keep us posted on your build

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Crazy Idea, but would it be possible to "print" some of the popular plans right on to the paper covering? There has got to be quite a few plans here that could be printed on to one or two sheets. Then the customer cuts and glues, almost like the balsa kits of old...
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Curins: it would on Dollar store foam (readiboard) but there's no paper on MPF, so no paper to remove, of course.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Crazy Idea, but would it be possible to "print" some of the popular plans right on to the paper covering? There has got to be quite a few plans here that could be printed on to one or two sheets. Then the customer cuts and glues, almost like the balsa kits of old...
I like the idea of plans-on-foam cut-and-glue kits.
All we need is access to a printer that will print on 24X48 sheets of foam. Would an ink jet would do it?

OK, who in SE Michigan has a big printer?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:07 PM
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I like the idea of plans-on-foam cut-and-glue kits.
All we need is access to a printer that will print on 24X48 sheets of foam. Would an ink jet would do it?

OK, who in SE Michigan has a big printer?
Ken does, just make adapter to hold a pen instead of a cutter. Not sure if his Phlat will do it easily but it is something most 3 axis machines can do.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:16 PM
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John,

I am affraid that is too slow and besides time on Ken's machine is already backed up.

Keep thinking.....think fast and cheap!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:18 PM
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All we need is access to a printer that will print on 24X48 sheets of foam
Perhaps you could scare up an old pen plotter that would work? 24" wide plotters were pretty common some time ago. Works like a phlat printer, just with pens instead of a router.

Chris
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:35 PM
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A google search brought up several types in the 2'x4' sizes, but they were all old listings. Wonder who might have one?
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 08:08 PM
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A google search brought up several types in the 2'x4' sizes, but they were all old listings. Wonder who might have one?
I've got an 24" by long as your roll pen plotter - made by Zericon back in the day. Generic Cadd has the dos driver for it! It's that old. Almost no miles on it - brand new really.

PM if interested.

Cheers!

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 11:56 AM
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SARG5

I draw them from plans I found on RCgroup and a kit I had from Phase3. Here is the plans I am building from will post pic tomorrow.


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Old Nov 14, 2012, 01:43 PM
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SARG5, you probby want to hog out some of the foam making up the vertical pillar in the middle that supports the top wing. No sense in screwing up the plane's vertical stabilizer effectiveness by adding a bunch of area forward of the vert stab. Just cut away some material forward of the windshield and above the fuselage line, then double up the foam in the area of the support pillar. It should work nicely to support the upper wing without making the plane do phunky things.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:21 PM
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I lied in the poll

I joined the 40%. My second box arrived today.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Glad you like it. You didn't lie...using MPF has just moved you to a better place. The addiction grows And we all have FUN!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Should I wait a bit before ordering another box? #2 is getting pretty thin, and the indoor season has just started...but that thin stuff is calling to me.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Don't wait for thin stuff from MPF. Unfortunately, it looks like we will not have any thinner stuff for a long time.
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