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Old Feb 01, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Beagle E Pup

Here's some pics of an airplane i designed of the Beagle Pup. It has a small 35" span. Flys great. Have the option of building it with flaps. Mine was powered by a TowerPro 2410-12 and a 1000-1300 3 cell lipo.
I've put the plan file (dwf format) up on my website if anyone cares to build it.
I had my parts for this plane laser cut, i could provide a file for that purpose.

http://www.tjlewis1.rchomepage.com
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Old Feb 01, 2010, 08:25 PM
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Nicely done - no lack of room inside for a small model

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Old Feb 01, 2010, 08:36 PM
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Nice model of something a little different!
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Old Feb 01, 2010, 08:45 PM
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Thanks, there is plenty of room inside for everything.
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Old Feb 02, 2010, 02:16 AM
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That's a beautiful model. In the 70's I bought a single-channel Beagle Pup plan (think it was by Eric Fearnley) and my dad had a go at it. The compound curves of the cabin top proved tricky, as well as bending the piano wire u/c ALL the way around the ply dihedral brace; my dad hit it first time but swears he could never do it again . I also remember a few choice words being uttered by him as he tried to bend in the sides of the nose.

We never did actually fly the thing - don't think I really fancied it as a rudder-only model, despite the excessive dihedral of the plan. Always thought it was an attractive prototype though and you've done a great job on yours.

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Old Feb 02, 2010, 06:41 AM
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This one is very easy to build. You'll still have to bend the balsa sheet around the cabin top but it's not anything real tricky. Here's a pic of the plans that can be down loaded. Thanks for the comps and story Redbaron25
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Old Feb 04, 2010, 08:50 AM
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People have asked me why i post dwf format files up instead of dxf or dwg files. They say that they can't do anything with them.
Well you can do a lot with them, DWF files can be used to print to paper whether at home or at a printers.
The cheapest way is to download the Autodesk DWF Viewer here

http://download.cnet.com/Autodesk-DW...-10276414.html

It is a free utility that can be used to view and print dwf files. When printing, the program allows you to print the drawing at any scale as well as printing across multiple (tiled) sheets using your standard inkjet home printer. The sheets would then need to be joined like taping them together. This is easy and cheap. Unless someone has a CAD program that can print across multiple sheets then a DWG or DXF file is no good for that purpose although those files can be taken to a printer to have plotted. DWF's are also very accurate when printing to paper, something i haven't always found to be the case with pdf's.
The printers that i go to to have plans printed when i want a plan on a whole sheet is Universal Reproductions.

http://www.unirepro.com/CMS/index.php

Hope this explains my preference to DWF files. When someone just wants to print a plan out to paper and at any scale, dwf's work great.
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Old Feb 04, 2010, 10:35 AM
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People have asked me why i post dwf format files up instead of dxf or dwg files. They say that they can't do anything with them.
Well you can do a lot with them, DWF files can be used to print to paper whether at home or at a printers.
The cheapest way is to download the Autodesk DWF Viewer here

http://download.cnet.com/Autodesk-DW...-10276414.html

It is a free utility that can be used to view and print dwf files. When printing, the program allows you to print the drawing at any scale as well as printing across multiple (tiled) sheets using your standard inkjet home printer. The sheets would then need to be joined like taping them together. This is easy and cheap. Unless someone has a CAD program that can print across multiple sheets then a DWG or DXF file is no good for that purpose although those files can be taken to a printer to have plotted. DWF's are also very accurate when printing to paper, something i haven't always found to be the case with pdf's.
The printers that i go to to have plans printed when i want a plan on a whole sheet is Universal Reproductions.

http://www.unirepro.com/CMS/index.php

Hope this explains my preference to DWF files. When someone just wants to print a plan out to paper and at any scale, dwf's work great.
I've also found AutoDesk's DWG TrueView to work as well (also for dwf). Free download to.
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Old Feb 04, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Thanks etotheo, i'm going to check that one out.
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Old Feb 04, 2010, 11:19 AM
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CANADAGOOSE; thanks for the plans - superb. This one is on the list for sure. I seem to remember a similar design years ago and a similar one for a Cherokee both for single channel. I always fancied them but my single channel flying wasnt up to much. I eventually mastered it with a slope soarer but never did build the Beagle or Cherokee.

Where did you get the laser cutting done? do they still have the files and can they do more?

Mark.
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Old Feb 04, 2010, 11:28 AM
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Thanks Mark Winstanley, I had the laser cutting done by AK Models, the dwg cutting file is setup for them. Other laser cutters could to but it seems they all want the files setup a little different (line colors, etc). You will have to send the cutting file (that can be downloaded) to them.
Have fun building!
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Old Feb 04, 2010, 01:56 PM
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For anyone that tried to download files using Internet Explorer i guess there was a problem trying to download them. I use Firefox so didn't know of it until i tried with that browser. Problem is fixed now, sorry. I also included two cut files in the beaglepupcuttingfile zip. One set up for Laser Lizzard and the other for AK Models.
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Old Jul 11, 2010, 12:39 AM
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Canadagoose I am looking forward to more information on your Beagle Pup this winter. I think the Pup is a very attractive plane Of course I am partial to low wing aircraft anyway.

Thank you for a fantastic plan and possibly another build thread on it this winter.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 07:15 AM
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It's a wonderful looking plane with a bright orange prop. Isn't there anyone out there that makes similar size props in a color other than orange?
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 04:25 AM
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nice ! gotta love the Beagles
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