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Old Jun 23, 2005, 09:29 PM
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Tissue Paper Balsa Model

Could anyone give me a good tissue paper model balsa wood plane blueprints for free?
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 12:06 AM
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For starters try:

www.smallflyingarts.com

There's more plans on the 'net' than you can build in a lifetime. Good luck!
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 12:19 AM
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Which bulding skill level are you after?

Planning on a kid's group doing a project? If so.. what age? (we'll be able to point out appropriate specific plans)
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 06:18 AM
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a bunch of plans here.
http://www.profili2.com/eng/default.htm
scroll down on the left hand side "Plans and Drawings"
or this.
http://www.theplanpage.com/
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 10:12 AM
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Ok, let me start here I dont really want it airfoil (havent learned how to cover them well yet) im a kid but ive dont a pretty lot of these kids of plans on the internet (i got some plans from a friend) So I'm not horrible at making the plans im ok i guess. And im doing it by my self. oh yeah and i dont want it remote controlled just rubber band powered.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 10:36 AM
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If you don't like covering how about a sheet model?
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 05:34 PM
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I know how to cover a model but i dont know how to cover airfoil good, but i could get a friend to do that so im open to any plan not too big.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 07:12 PM
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You have friends who are into aeromodeling? Lucky you. I'm 12 and none of my friends are into this hobby.

If you have somebody who can cover the model for you than you have about a trillion plans to choose from.

Try this : If your looking for something easy than go to the eazy plans section.

If you want to learn how to cover airfoils better just ask, I bet somebody could show you.
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Old Jun 24, 2005, 08:36 PM
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Hi Dark
You could build a sheet model called a Cloud Tramp and you would only have to cut
4 ribs. It's a sturdy plane and you could even participate in the world fly off.
The plans are on Garry Hunter's plan page under "Special Things"

A Delta Dart, another is a Squirrel and any ROG would be easy to do.

Good luck and have fun
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 01:26 AM
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Remote controlled + rubber powered... that's kind of an interresting thing to do.

Which radio equipment are you putting in? I'll probably be able to come up with a recommendation. (but you'll need a fair amount of rubber and may have to carve the prop..)

A SIMPLE one... is attach a Monokote tube (or similar cardboard tube) to the belly of a 4 1/2 ft foamie glider (Wal-Mart). make plugs for the ends of hte tube, one with a hook and the other with the bearing for the prop shaft... use the tube to carry the rubber motor. (with a bit of creativity.. the tube falls off when the rubber quits providing power) then its a matter of installing the radio into the foamie. (which can be upgraded with a 280 size gear drive motor for electric power and 3 channels later)

Just don't change where the foamie balances... use the lightest reciever battery possible, (I had a 150 mah sub-N cell pack made... 0.9 oz instead of the near 4 oz AA pack normal for "standard" RC systems) and light servos... Adding a total of appx 2.4 oz to a 4 1/2 ft foamie glider won't hurt it's flying much. ($5 trainer airframe)
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 02:32 AM
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Another source of plans here :- http://www.parmodels.com/Plans/index.htm both profile scale NoCal and all sheet JigTime and Goldberg Rubber models.
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 08:23 AM
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Another source of plans here :- http://www.parmodels.com/Plans/index.htm both profile scale NoCal and all sheet JigTime and Goldberg Rubber models.
Stewart
paul bradley is a regular in the RCgroups. check out some of his planes. just do a search for paul brad. or look him up in the members list. this guy is a guru.
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 10:00 AM
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Rubber Band

Im thinking about ordering some rubber thread from this site http://www.faimodelsupply.com/ . I dont know what thickness to get. Does the rubber band thickness depend all on how heavy the model is? I make sheet planes that are rubber band powered and tissue paper ones and the sheet ones are much heavier so they will use a different rubber band size right? I dont want to buy a box of it and then have no use for it.
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 10:09 AM
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What is the wingspan of the model(s)? That will probably determine the rubber size. What designs are the models? It may very well say on the plan sheet.

By the way, for most modeling needs, I usualy order from Penn Valley (http://www.pennvalleyhobbycenter.com/). Just a preference, as I have never ordered from FAI.
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Old Jun 25, 2005, 06:24 PM
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Penn Valley just plain has the best prices. And you can order it all from the same place = less s/h charge.
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