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Old Oct 13, 2010, 01:51 PM
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Hi folks.
I am looking for plans for Vic Smeed's Soubrette.
Anyone out there have it?

Thank you

Scott
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Hi folks.
I am looking for plans for Vic Smeed's Soubrette.
Anyone out there have it?

Thank you

Scott
a pic here- http://aeromodelismovolarlibremente....vic-smeed.html

Enough info for a redraw.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 02:27 PM
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I found these photos of Soubrette on my hard drive. I think this is Mr Smeed himself...(?)

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Old Oct 13, 2010, 02:39 PM
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originally intended for rubber power, can be converted to i.c.

have a good patchwork

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Would apear to be a nice plan but it is not the rubber powered one show on the magazine cover- the glow egine drawn on the plan says otherwise.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 03:06 PM
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on the cover is the rubber powered version, look at the shape and size of propeller, and no cylynder heads from the nacelles. on the article Fillon describes a rubber band inside the fuselage that drives the props via a flexible transmission, the weight is recommended about 600 grams plus 100 grams for rubber and transmission. many parts as to be constructed on foam, the nose hadn't windows for strenghtness. he imagined a possible U/C and R/C version with retracting gear, but didn't built it. he concentrated all that versions and ideas in a single plans, too busy. monocoque is typical of Fillon's and french rubber powered scale design, in despite of material it seems to be very light and strong.

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Old Oct 13, 2010, 04:01 PM
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Good job Wingbeat It's fuzzy but I can build from it, although others might want a little better resolution

Gluehand, I love that picture, it really shows how tissue and dope is supposed to look.

Thanks folks.

Scott
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 05:08 AM
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Here's an couple of articles I found.
The 'War Baby' is a little unusual as it does not use any balsa, it's all bass with a little ply.
Not a full size plan but easy enough to build and the parts are full size.

The 'Wanderer' just looks nice I think.

Martin
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Well, here you go. It's a zipped file of 7 scans in bitmap type. I tried to convert a large single sheet version to a Pdf file, but I couldn't make it work correctly, so I did this instead. Once you've downloaded the file, please open it and make sure the files didn't get corrupted. I've had that happen at times with my zipping utility.
These are a mix of old and new scans. I haven't built from this combination, so check the lines with a ruler before you start gluing wood.

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I recently downloaded the plan for the Comet "Meteor." It is a Comet Cloud Buster with a cabin. Wings, tail feathers are identical to the CB. Fuse is very close to the CB also.

Have you seen it?
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:26 AM
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I recently downloaded the plan for the Comet "Meteor." It is a Comet Cloud Buster with a cabin. Wings, tail feathers are identical to the CB. Fuse is very close to the CB also.

Have you seen it?
Yes, I have. I thought about building it, but I liked the look of the Cloud Buster better. In fact, if you look at the pictures on the plan closely, many are actually of the Cloud Buster. There's 2 versions of the plan floating around the 'net. One that's nice and clear and one that's black and white and rather fuzzy. If you've got the fuzzy one, leave a note here and I'll post the better one. If anyone else wants it, do the same.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:39 AM
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Yes, I have. I thought about building it, but I liked the look of the Cloud Buster better. In fact, if you look at the pictures on the plan closely, many are actually of the Cloud Buster. There's 2 versions of the plan floating around the 'net. One that's nice and clear and one that's black and white and rather fuzzy. If you've got the fuzzy one, leave a note here and I'll post the better one. If anyone else wants it, do the same.
I agree, the CB is better looking. I did notice the pics on the Meteor plan of the CB in flight, LOL.

I can't recall where I downloaded the plan ... I'm interested in the CB plans, if you'd be so kind as to post them.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 10:59 AM
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The Cloud Buster one is already posted by RChopper back in post 649 in this thread. It's a stripped down version without the pictures and instructions. There's also a related modification post by me in reply 742.

ETA: I pulled the plan due to potential copyright issues.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 11:29 AM
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The Cloud Buster one is already posted by RChopper back in post 649 in this thread. It's a stripped down version without the pictures and instructions. There's also a related modification post by me in reply 742.
Got it, somehow had missed it but had seen your post with the fuse modification.

Thanks!
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 03:20 PM
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From my 'Must Build' plans stash:

Unrestored but very nice original plans for the beautiful Lancer 49 and Lancer 72 Free Flight by Chester Chaplaskie.

~ Leo
Ditto that- one of my all time faves.
Would love to build one of these.

thanks Leo!
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Old Oct 15, 2010, 06:59 AM
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From my 'Must Build' plans stash:

Unrestored but very nice original plans for the beautiful Lancer 49 and Lancer 72 Free Flight by Chester Chaplaskie.

~ Leo
They are both great. Have flown both. They look beautiful and fly pretty well, and look just as good on the grround.

They are not floaters and scoot around the sky fairly well in competition, but can be a little slippery for Old timer comps.

I also use it as a sport model. Gets lots of looks at the local "sports field"
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