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Old Jun 15, 2012, 01:33 AM
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Georgia Cracker looks a little like the Astro Hog.

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Old Jun 15, 2012, 02:31 AM
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How do you guys go about "cleaning up" a plan? I found a plan I really like on Outerzone called the Georgia Cracker, but a lot of the detail, I cannot read. How do you make it clearer so you can read it?
Go here JohnsPop

http://www.outerzone.co.uk/tutorials/index.asp
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 04:36 AM
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How do you guys go about "cleaning up" a plan? I found a plan I really like on Outerzone called the Georgia Cracker, but a lot of the detail, I cannot read. How do you make it clearer so you can read it?
Yeah. Like Aeromeddler said, the 'clean up' can only work on whatever detail there is to start with. Which comes down to the resolution of the scan. Or of course even with a perfect scan process, underneath that is the quality of the actual print on the paper, to start with. If you blow up and enlarge any raster image far enough.. it's just blocky.

I always loved that bit in Bladerunner where Harrison Ford is talking to his fancy futuristic home PC and he gets it to zoom in and enhance this crime scene photo... so in the end he can see stuff that just wasn't there at the start. Me, I reckon it doesn't matter how fancy your kit it. If stuff ain't there, it just ain't there.

The Georgia Cracker is a nice design though. Maybe you should holler (nicely) at SrFalcon and ask him if he could scan it again at a higher resolution?
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 05:40 AM
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Georgia Cracker looks a little like the Astro Hog.
Maybe that's why I like it. Thanks Starcad, don't know how I missed the tutorials section! Guess I was too busy looking for plans.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 08:13 AM
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Basic trainer

This example taken from a 1/4 page sized plan in the pre 1963 print.
Scan made at 600 initially, then reduced to fit here.
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 11:37 PM
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Does anyone have a flying flag, flying carpet or flying lawnmower.
I remember a local club flew them in a airshow when I was kid.
I was curious what airfoil shape they used. They flew pretty good. I was seeing if the airfoils they used could help this project:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1400707

I've seen the flying lawn mower and thought it flew best.

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Old Jun 18, 2012, 05:38 AM
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Does anyone have a flying flag, flying carpet or flying lawnmower.
I remember a local club flew them in a airshow when I was kid.
I was curious what airfoil shape they used. They flew pretty good. I was seeing if the airfoils they used could help this project:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1400707

I've seen the flying lawn mower and thought it flew best.

Thanks
rc
There was a Magic Flying Carpet (as in Arabian Nights) years ago in the Aeromodeller. This was all-sheet with the 'aerofoil' being a flattened s-shape, like: ~

There was no thickness to the aerofoil except for the thickness of the balsa sheet. The leading edge gave a convenient downthrust for the motor!
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 06:22 AM
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There was a Magic Flying Carpet (as in Arabian Nights) years ago in the Aeromodeller.
January 1959 issue. Have a look here.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...t=magic+carpet

Ray
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:14 AM
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RC,

Flat works very well too, like a flying stop sign, 2 elevons and throttle. It will high alpa very slow, and zip along nice at WOT if you have enough power! Think Delta......

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Old Jun 19, 2012, 01:59 PM
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looking for plans

Hello ,
I an looking for thefull size plans for the Scamper Jr. from the October 1971 issue of Model Airplane news.
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Old Jun 19, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Hello ,
I an looking for thefull size plans for the Scamper Jr. from the October 1971 issue of Model Airplane news.
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I have it, give me a couple of hours and I'll post it here. Or give me your email and I'll send it as an attachment. Or if you are not in a hurry, let me stitch the two parts but I need at least a day or two.

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I thought it was a sin to such a beautiful airplane to plan because the repairer not previously had an unfortunate meeting with the fuel.
So I took the big decision to spend some time more for this job.
Enjoy it with me all of you.
Believe it was worth the effort and time with him.

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Old Jun 20, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Thanks Elijah. Nice work.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Thanks Elija, I had one of these many years ago, time to build another one, good fun and cheap on fuel!

Cheers

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