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Old Mar 03, 2011, 12:38 PM
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I'm just bumping this old thread due to the prevalence of "one sheet" airplanes. This plane was originally designed as a one-sheeter, for free-flight -- and it's perfectly suitable for electric power. Makes a great little seaplane too. Mine was way too floaty for outdoor flying here in the Windy City... but it would be excellent for indoor flight.

If I were going to build it again for outdoor flying, I'd go for at least a 40" wingspan (for visibility) and use KFM wings. I might use 1/2" pink foam for the fuselage hull just to make it more rugged for belly landing, and I'd build-in a stepped hull for water operation.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:17 AM
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I thought the Phlatboyz were gonna share plans for this plane. What happened?

Dave-
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 08:28 AM
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I dunno - it's not on their website either.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Hey guys. We apologize for not posting the plans for the Jeep-O-Plane yet. We worked on this project some time ago and to be honest, can't remember why it wasn't completed. We'll have to go back and see if we can put together the plans and get them posted.
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 05:46 AM
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Jeep-O-Plane

Hey guys, PDF plans for the Jeep-O-Plane should be posted latert oday. I just wanna cut one out and make sure everything fits together good. This one is for 1/4"- 6mm foam with tab-n-slot construction. WS on this one is 30" but I will post files without tab-n-slots so it can be easily resized.

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Old Mar 07, 2011, 07:13 AM
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NICE! You know I want to build one.

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Old Mar 07, 2011, 01:57 PM
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Woo Hoo!

Way to go on the plans. Really looking forward to them.

Thanks, Dave-
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Old Mar 07, 2011, 02:20 PM
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Great 7up... please make sure to post full page for those of who like to mess with the scale. Do the tabbed plans full page too... I can import them into a program and scale it and change the tabs as needed. Thanks for your hard work.

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 01:21 AM
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[EDIT 03-11-2011]
Updated files with proper wing chord size.

I finally got some time to cut this out and slap one together. Not mybest build but I was really just checking the fit of things. I had a couple mistakes that I corrected on the plans so I think they should be good to go.

Construction is a no brainer. I attached the top to one of the fuse sides, working my way front to back. Then I glued on the other fuse side the same way. Then I glued on the bottom, working from the middle tab outwards, (it just happended that way?). Next I slid the Hstab and elevator in place. I still need to form my airfoil in my wings but that will have to wait...

It will help to roll or bend the top and bottom to form a slight arch before try to glue them to the fuse sides.

The foam that you remove from the largest fuse windows can be used as bulkheads/support in the cabin of the fuse. I put one up front where the window divider is and one just behind the large window.

I have no idea on CG yet, so exact servo placement is unknown (maybe tomorrow).

Oh yea, ailerons are optional.

Enjoy and I'll post more info when I get it flying.

Sketchup and cnc files available at www.phlatforum.com.

-Buk
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Old Mar 08, 2011, 05:22 AM
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Thanks for the plans 7up. I will build one soon.

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Old Mar 08, 2011, 05:46 AM
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What an attractively ugly little foamy.Just have to have a go at one of these.
It will be built for outdoor use only so will be a 6mm depron construction.


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Old Mar 08, 2011, 09:07 PM
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Awesome 7up. Great job. Thank you so much for posting the plans for this great little plane.
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Old Mar 09, 2011, 08:03 AM
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I printed the plans today, looks easy to build. I hope to see this bird in the air soon. I can't decide on the electros yet until it's built, and then I will go from there. Thanks for posting the plans again.

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Old Mar 09, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Yea, very simple to build. I haven't had time to finish mine though. It's all together except for securing the wings in place, then I can do some glide tests and figure the CG out.

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Old Mar 09, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Finding CG was pretty easy. On mine, I just used 25% of the combined chord of both wings. So that's 25% from the LE of the upper wing to the TE of the lower wing... puts me right at the middle of the side-window.

I flew mine about a dozen times before I gave it away. A nice little floater but too small for outdoors and I think I'd prefer stiffer KFM2 wings.
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