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Old Mar 17, 2009, 10:44 PM
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Jack.... Many thanks for the great Tuffy build log. I know that took you a lot of time to put together. There is a lot to be learned from it.

Mike... Thanks for listing it in the sticky. Tony is going to have the most organized sticky in RC Groups. No doubt it will help a lot of people decide what to build. Thanks. Bob
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:31 AM
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Wow! I am published! And humbled too.

Now I'm under some pressure though, I con't leave this story unfinished can I?

We are 33 degrees with bright sun and clear skies in Maine this morning. I have my two Blu-Babies ready to go, and I'm going flying in a bit.

My pair of BBIS are getting pretty rough looking but they still fly nicely. I thought I had forgotten how to fly until my FB, JerryInMaine, went out with me last weekend and got my head grounded again on the principles of flying.

See you guys later...

Jack
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 08:22 AM
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Wow! I am published! And humbled too.

Jack

You look at the sticky lately?

You are extremely published.

Go fly.
Your allowed to take short breaks to fly between build logs- not to long.

Mike
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 10:17 AM
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Has any one tried scaling the Tuffy down to between 24" and 33"? I fly in my back yard and the culd-a-sac and this looks fun to build and fly, plus the neighborhood kids would get a kick out of the design. Any help or ideas would be great.

Thanks, Chad
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 11:41 AM
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Tuffy Trainer - 24" and 33" Wing Span Plans

Chad,

ScaleAndTile would do that. PosterRazor would too.

Here it is in both 24" and 33" from ScaleAndTile, both world plan and tiled, and with a grid overlaid.

Jack

P.S. I think those are right and OK, please post it here if there are any faults in them.

P.P.S - NOTE !! On any and all of these scaled plans, any dimensions noted on the plans will not be right any more. And the scale will not be right either, it cannot be used for determining dimensions any longer.
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 01:18 PM
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Thanks,

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Old Mar 18, 2009, 03:22 PM
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jacke could you post plans with out the grid as well please as i go to a local print shop and i don't really need the grid lines and that slows down the print process


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Old Mar 18, 2009, 05:31 PM
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Jack

Tuffy 24 and 33 added to sticky.

Mike
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:32 PM
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"..Jack - Tuffy 24 and 33 added to sticky.

Man, I'm really keeping you busy. My apologies!

Jack
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:45 PM
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Tuffy Trainer - 24" and 33" Wing Span Plans, without grids

Hi all,

Here are the 24" and 33" plans with the grids removed.

Again, I think those are right and OK, please post it here if there are any faults in them.

NOTE !! On any and all of these scaled plans, any dimensions noted on the plans will not be right any more. And the scale will not be right either, it cannot be used for determining dimensions any longer.
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:45 PM
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That is what it is for.
I keep up with the sticky as we go it is a lot easier.

Mike
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Old Mar 18, 2009, 06:47 PM
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You're right of course. It could be worse though, if this was the Blu-Baby thread I would have to edit the other sticky to add them all to the list of the plans in the Blu-Baby thread. :>)

Jack
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 04:09 AM
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Impressive Efforts

Jack You must not have a nagging wife. You put in a slug of work producing all that you have posted in a short time. I found your new pictures
much easier to follow than the old info. you referred me to on building the
wing. Probably because it was all produced at the same time in logical sequence.

I am still plugging along though and started on the fuse first as that is what I have the material for. I am only using two vertical 3/4" layers of blue foam that contains all my components like servos, battery, receiver controller and
push rods and boom. then this will be covered with a 1/2" layer of EPP with only the servo arm travel notches cut on the in side. then a 6 mil. layer of EPP over everything. I will send a picture when my EPP gets here and I get a little further along. I spent a good deal time just drawing out everything the way
I wanted it

Your finished wing looks good.

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Old Mar 19, 2009, 06:20 AM
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Bill,

I have one but she's not down here in the basement with me where my playroom is.

Smartest thing I ever did was let them put radiant heating under the basement floor when this house was built in 2001. I have that set to 55F and the area stays about that temp year around and bone dry too. Adds very little to the fuel load because that thermostat down there only opens that zone a few times a week.

Sounds like your having an interesting build. It's always neat to see the different ways that people come up with to work out the details.

Jack
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Old Mar 19, 2009, 09:25 AM
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This looks like my kind of build at work for few more days then I can start on mine.
Keep the ideas coming I can use all the help I can get.
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