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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:40 PM
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Sbach 342 Full fuse Free Plans

Dynomike75 built a really sweet 342 out of some $ Tree foam and it inspired me. I have been playing around with Sketch-up for a couple days learning how to draw on it. I wanna make plans for one, so everyone can enjoy this cool looking plane.

Here is where I have gotten, be kind only second day of ever using a cad program.

EDIT: Refer to post #19 for updated plane and plans. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=19

Build Photos http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=24

More Build Photos http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=25
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:52 PM
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LOOK'S GOOD. kind fat i think smaller fuse maybe. v stab to far back. just my op
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 03:06 PM
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LOOK'S GOOD. kind fat i think smaller fuse maybe. v stab to far back. just my op
Thanks and went right off of measurements I got from 3-view and real plane. It may just be the fact I can't get canopy area just right. But I figure the canopy will be up to person building so I gave up on that.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 08:00 PM
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bbjsw10,

http://www.xtremeair.de/web/342-spec.php

Check out these pictures for a little different view.

Regards,

Hankg
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 08:33 PM
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Well this is the point I am to now. Wish I was faster and better than this. I am kinda having some issues on the cowl area. I like it but I don't.

Hankg thanks for the link, I had it but others may not. I saw JBourke's selling them now, I never even knew what a Sbach was until I saw his, nice planes.

I also wanted to tell ya guys so far I am thinking Dollar Tree foam. 30" Wingspan, but may change my mind. I am really digging small planes lately though, cheap electronics and easy to haul.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Well I have decided to make a KFM4 wing for it. I will leave it up to others to decide if that is how they wanna do it.

Sorry if I am posting too often, for one I'm excited with my progress. Secondly I had 3 wisdom teeth pulled today and got some time on my hands.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 11:24 PM
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..Your doing alot of work here bbjsw. Looking good. Looks great from the leading edge back.can u box the fuse on your program and then round the edges.then add the two intake snouts and the spinner ring.my fuse front was a hair taller than it was wide.ill work tommorow on some pics and measurements and pm u a video with the main build and ill take the cowl and hatch off so u can see the innerds.be great to see more of these in the air.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 03:56 AM
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I make a 3D model some time ago for a RealFlight simulator . Don't want to hijack your thread - I want only to help you with ....and model :
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:23 AM
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Pccdtk, that is beautiful. I am reworking my fuse today. I am not happy with it, space 1 is right too fat. I am also building the fuselage frame work more so this time. I realized I had the outside and couldn't figure out how to do the interior parts. So a fresh start on that today. I am not going for all on scale, I want something that can be built by many without going crazy doing it.

I am going on a big learning curve with Sketch-up. I have never used a cad and there is a ton to learn. I am doing it but takes me 2 hours what it takes some 2 minutes I am sure.

Wish me luck, I need all I can get. and P.S. getting wisdom teeth pulled sucks. I layed flat last night and my face is swollen like a melon.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:27 AM
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That's spot on pcc.these might help bbj.the motor just fits in side the cowl.notice the extra foam strips to allow rounding the box fuse the added and shaped the three "snouts".
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:28 AM
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very nice work bbjsw10 I cant wait to have time to start this one.
yours as well dynomike75 but we knew this your the reason we are even here. lol
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:33 AM
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Man I am stupid some times, thanks for the pics you guys especially you Dynomike!!! Now I see where I was having issues on the fuse, flat sides rounded corners. Some times it is the simple things.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:39 AM
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More shots.motor box is monokote tube ran back through a couple of the formers.epoxy bottle motor mount.lastly a photo of what continued involvement in this hobby will lead to.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 08:41 AM
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Dynomike that is SO funny you posted that ultra-light I was just watching videos of them before be last night. No lie.
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Old Mar 05, 2011, 09:01 AM
Yeeah buddy!
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That looks really cool! You are quite good with SketchUp!
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