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Old Jan 22, 2012, 08:10 AM
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Good timing I guess. It would be fun to scale down the Astro-Hog plans there to use with old PZ Micro P-51 guts.

What are you going to build?
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 01:44 PM
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What are you going to build?
I am deciding which model to build for an event called Dime Scale. This event is for scale models kits that were sold by companies like Comet back in the 30s and 40s for 10 cents hence the name. The event is limited to 16" span model or less and has to be built to the plan.

This is the contest I am going to be flying it in.
http://www.hippocketaeronautics.com/...?topic=10522.0

I have downloaded a few plans and will decide shortly which one. It is going to be a biplane but not sure which one yet.
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 11:04 PM
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I have decided on the Comet Tiger Moth plan!
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 06:21 AM
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Do you mind doing a build thread? The plans look simple, yet I wasn't sure how to start the fuselage on a build like that. HPA has a lot of good material. (Retracts in a rubber-band powered FF!)
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:43 AM
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What are you guys doing? Nobody scratch builds anymore!

I stumbled upon an older book on aerodynamics. Hey, its free...

http://books.google.com/books?id=eG_...page&q&f=false

Also, this guy's page has a ton of great links...
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~atong/
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 05:55 PM
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I have decided on the Comet Tiger Moth plan!
you would...DANG!!!

just kidding.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 05:58 PM
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that plane looks to be a good one, Don. under cambered wing, nice round wing tips, long enough for a bunch of rubber, low parts count.....yep, good choice.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 10:44 PM
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I will do a build thread. I will be starting it in the next day or so. Have to select my wood first.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 10:44 PM
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that plane looks to be a good one, Don. under cambered wing, nice round wing tips, long enough for a bunch of rubber, low parts count.....yep, good choice.
And single surface covering on wing so less weight
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 10:48 PM
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i looked at building it too. i need to decide on something, got any other models that perked your interest?
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Are you looking to build for a specific event, I was aiming at Dime Scale since there is no judging for that event.
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:22 PM
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I started a thread for free flight discussion.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 04:40 AM
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I will do a build thread. I will be starting it in the next day or so. Have to select my wood first.
Cool! Thanks.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 10:44 PM
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Building Your First (Stick and Tissue) Scale Model:
http://www.ffscale.co.uk/comper.htm

from plans to finished plane
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 11:19 PM
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My brother sent me this link. I never knew this:

WW II Beer Flights "

http://vultureswargamingblog.blogspo...ld-war-ii.html
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