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Old Nov 27, 2005, 06:56 AM
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ASK-18 for free :)

Well... its free!
I posted a thread on rcuniverse a week ago and the response has been near zero...
And since I'd like to get some thoughts on the design I'll might as weel post it here too!

The original thread: http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_3572782/tm.htm
And the link to the plan: http://www.vinterland.nu/ASK-18.rar

/AzzCobra

Soon I will start the build... I'll post some pics when I have them!
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 10:47 AM
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I tried but can't open AUTOCAD 2006 files with my ACAD14.

JESTER
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 11:13 AM
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I added two more files... hopefully you can open the new ones!
They are saved as ACad R12 .dfx!
Same adress as before.

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Old Nov 27, 2005, 11:41 AM
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Thanks! That did the trick!
Got them on file for when I get caught up on current projects.
I flew in one of those in the 70's

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Old Nov 27, 2005, 01:46 PM
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These are really good Acad drawings! Well done Azz!

While it is possible to do the 3D for the canopy in Acad I would carve a solid one on the fuse then use it for the canopy blow molding plug develpment. Otherwise look at getting someone with SolidWerks or Pro-E experiance to generate a 3D for you.

I might resize the material for a US build if you don't mind.
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Old Nov 27, 2005, 04:35 PM
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How are you guys getting this file? I click on the link above and my box wants to save the file as a .rar file and then I have nothing that can open it.......and where is the .dxf file??????

Never mind........I found it! Was one of those DUH! moments....
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 07:38 PM
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Just started cutting the ribs...

SoCal, I make the canopy the same way so I don't think the 3D-view is needed!
And of course you can resize it, as long as it's bieng useful to someone I'm happy
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 10:44 AM
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The Sky Bench laser cut ASW 18 kit will be available in 10 days, info, details will be posted on my web site at that time. Canopy and CAD plans included. http://www.skybench.com/slscale.html

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Old Nov 29, 2005, 11:23 AM
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Now I'm drooling!!!
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 11:43 AM
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Now I'm drooling!!!
It won't be cheap.
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 01:21 PM
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Dear friends,

The Sky Bench ASW 18 kit will be about $175.00 for laser parts made from selected balsawood and high grade Russian plywood including a high quality canopy and cad plan. It is true scale and engineered for strength with a thick enough wing section to handle the high aspect ratio. I plan to do a build thread on RC Groups and fly it at my Wood Crafters 2006 event Memorial Day weekend.

Nothing but fun at Wood Crafters 06

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Old Nov 29, 2005, 02:04 PM
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Looking forward to the build thread Ray. That's one good looking Plane. Keep us posted.

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Old Nov 29, 2005, 03:41 PM
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That's great!
To bad I spent all that time with my design... although, my plane will be cheeper
I bought all the wood for 25$...

Looking forward to see the big one.

/AzzC
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 04:42 PM
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Looking forward to the build thread Ray. That's one good looking Plane. Keep us posted.

Sean
I have had the model pilot that will sit in my ASK 18 for a long time, sitting on the shelf just....... waiting for the day.

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Old Nov 29, 2005, 05:21 PM
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Azz,

I doubt that Ray will be buying a new house on the profit for his kit. There is a lot of work involved in setting up plans for laser cutting, bring in and sorting the aditional balsa, plan duplication and boxing. Just like there is alot of work cutting out each rib and bulkhead from your plans. Depends on if you have the time or you want to pay others for their time.

I either case the hobby is much richer today than it was before the release of your plans.

Now about the Ka-10....
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