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Old Dec 13, 2010, 11:50 PM
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Help!
Now what? Balsa plans help.

Hi guys.
I am a pretty experienced pilot, but I have never build a balsa wood plane.
Does anyone have plans, or a link to plans for a balsa wood plane?
I would like it to be 30-40 inches, or so. I want a 3D plane with a profile fuse.

Wha-da-ya guys think?

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Old Dec 14, 2010, 04:03 AM
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I don't know if it is a worldwide thing, but in the UK all the magazines I know of carry a free plan which can be pulled out of the magazine and used to build your own model. Along with the plan there will be a written article on how it is built and flown. That is the easiest (and cheapest) way into building that I know.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 08:44 AM
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I have seen some of those before,
I will try to buy all the magazenes with a free plan inside!
Though a profile 3D plane would be optimal, like those AeroWorks things.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 08:59 AM
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Plans for the Kalteisen Skeeter are public (kalteisen.com.) It's a great little plane and exactly what you're looking for.
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Old Dec 14, 2010, 09:18 AM
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That looks really good!! Thanks!
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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:14 AM
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Post in the Skeeter 30 thread if you need help.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360600

I've made a few mods to the design since I 1st launched it in 2005. Just updating with the times and changes in electronics, etc.

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Old Dec 15, 2010, 08:15 AM
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A larger free plan I have is the KX2

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1034485

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Old Dec 15, 2010, 09:23 AM
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Post in the Skeeter 30 thread if you need help.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=360600

I've made a few mods to the design since I 1st launched it in 2005. Just updating with the times and changes in electronics, etc.

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Your company is great! Thanks!
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 09:13 AM
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As an example of what's available I checked the Dec RCMW my Dragonfly was published in to find the free plan is a 24" span Depron Chanc-Vought Cutlass.
http://shop.traplet.com/search.aspx?q=MW3493&h=
Would scale to pretty much any size you fancy I suppose.
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 09:25 AM
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Your company is great! Thanks!
Thanks. Now, get to building!!!!

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Old Dec 16, 2010, 09:35 AM
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It might be easier to build a kit for your first balsa build. Stevens aero right there in Colorado makes some great kits.

www.airagestore.com has a huge selection of plans you can buy.
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