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Old Jun 30, 2012, 05:23 AM
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have to work for a week...

Gentlemen thank you both for your input. Unfortunately I've got to take off for a week to perform a 100 Hour inspection on a friend's Piper Turbo Mailibu PA46. :-( I get to fly it a little afterwards but other than that it's hot work in Thailand.. Back on it the 7th.

Franciscan you're right it's a bit tough to maintain the scale appearance. The hardest part or perhaps the biggest compromise will be the aileron control system. I'm contemplating either a very small servo in the wing w/ tourque rods or control cables from a servo with wheel in the fuselage, i.e kevlar fishing line. Easy enough to adjust through top of fuse and wing runners can be made of Q-Tip tubes but a bit fiddely for my backyard flyer. I dont want anything too hideous though. I'll value your input so hang in there. Wing rib section? Clark Y ? undercambered? it's not too hard either way just gets narrower for A-ron controls with undercambered..

Kdahl... thanks for the PDF! I saw paper models site. I'm still debating use of spoked wheels on this model as the originals were covered but it sure would look nice!!
Any ideas on printable roll-up machineguns or something similar?
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Old Jun 30, 2012, 06:21 AM
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This is all I have for a paper spandau. Fiddler's Green may have something better.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 06:43 AM
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Apologies for delays... my printer rolled over and died. The next step is to finish the top and side fairings which are printed lozenge. In the interim I'll begin cutting wing ribs. More to come...
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I cant wait... Do you have a estimated power to weight ratio?


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Nice work, PorschePylot.

I'm asking if you would give us the website where you got the printed lozenges?

Thank you,

Peace,
Dennis

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I've built real planes, balsa planes, plastic planes, paper planes and a few foam ones so using a little from all is a first so hang in there for my tresting phases...

I printed some tissue for the fuselage but found It didn't quite look right with foam in this particular case so I went back to plain paper. I also found the coloring as downloaded from the web was bit bright. I recall reading something 20 odd years ago about light and models etc so in a nutshell I darkened the print about 25%. Have the turtle deck done and experimenting witrh side fairings. I'm pleased with the test results so moving on.

Anyone with me on this? feel free to chime in... this bird might not not be the most popular me thinks...
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Old Nov 22, 2015, 09:40 AM
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lozenge patterns for tissue printing..

Hi Dennis..

Check here: http://www.ffscale.co.uk/page4e.htm
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Hi Dennis..

Check here: http://www.ffscale.co.uk/page4e.htm
Thank you, PorschePylot.

They are beautiful.

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I've built real planes, balsa planes, plastic planes, paper planes and a few foam ones so using a little from all is a first so hang in there for my tresting phases...

I printed some tissue for the fuselage but found It didn't quite look right with foam in this particular case so I went back to plain paper. I also found the coloring as downloaded from the web was bit bright. I recall reading something 20 odd years ago about light and models etc so in a nutshell I darkened the print about 25%. Have the turtle deck done and experimenting witrh side fairings. I'm pleased with the test results so moving on.

Anyone with me on this? feel free to chime in... this bird might not not be the most popular me thinks...
Looks like you have the lozenge pattern done to your satisfaction.

That said, if you want a computer-generated lozenge pattern, it should be easy to modify the program used here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...44#post8537072

to generate printable lozenge patterns, with and without rib tapes.

Cheers,
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You may also find this of use (or not).

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2353478
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lozenges

Seagraves and Epilot...

Thank you both very much for your contributions.

In fact both programs are of value.

Seagraves I like the attention to detail with the tapes for rib stitching. When the colors are reproduced one could print tissue or a large color printer like those used for giclee art could possibly print out an entire roll of solartex!

Epilot, your DXF files may be an excellent resource for someone wishing to silkscreen a very lightweight polyester. DXF makes many standard scales readily available. A good potential for a small business here.

there are many sources online for data ,
One link I like is here:

http://www.microsculpt.com/resources.html

or go to "www.microscript.com" if the link is dead.

My Fokker has progressed a bit, the internal control cable fairleads have been added to the fuselage, and bit more " Skin" work as well. The aircraft has been carefully boxed away as I will be traveling to South East Asia consulting regarding real aircraft for the next 6 months.
I may bring it along..
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Segraves and Epilot...

Thank you both very much for your contributions.

In fact both programs are of value.

Segraves I like the attention to detail with the tapes for rib stitching. When the colors are reproduced one could print tissue or a large color printer like those used for giclee art could possibly print out an entire roll of solartex!

Epilot, your DXF files may be an excellent resource for someone wishing to silkscreen a very lightweight polyester. DXF makes many standard scales readily available. A good potential for a small business here.

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PorschePylot,

Many thanks for your kind comments. I'll continue to look into possibilities.

On replication of colors, IIRC, I had thought the lozenges might be printed on tissue, and applied print side down, which would subdue the brightness of the colors. Please keep in mind that my experiments were done over 8 years ago. I think I may have the program files archived on an old backup drive.

Be safe in your travels. It's dangerous out there!

Cheers,
Bill Segraves
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