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Old Aug 10, 2007, 10:55 PM
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Oh my, I have been gone for 2 years and forgot every thing I was learning about flying and building these things
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 07:35 AM
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I'm going to play with the tyvek and fanfold this weekend and see what it does. I'm sure you would still need some type of spar though. Your wing would probabaly never tear off but once you get a crease in the foam it will still bend over even with the tyvek. Still bends like paper.
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So, why not fabricate the spar with Tyvek and FFF?
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 12:42 PM
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tyvek and foam

A shot of the tyvek printed plane. I did try some pieces laminated on fan fold and depron. Boy, it adds tons of stength. Very hard to bend or flex. Will see what it does on the 36" wing. I may be able to get away without much of a spar. The tyvek is .01 thick and regular paper is about .004 so it is heavier but amazingly strong. Stringfly <>+++++
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 02:42 PM
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That's cool!
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Old Aug 11, 2007, 10:27 PM
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MyDigitalParadis, These are beautiful planes. Very tempting. Am I right in thinking that you're flying with ailerons/elevator/throttle--no rudder? Thanks. Pat
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 07:52 AM
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Stringfly,
How much does it cost to print something that size on Tyvek?
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 09:57 AM
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printing....

Well.... I get um printed at work for free..
Have laminted one side and cut out. Now I cut out the other side so I can register it when I glue it down. I like to spray on the glue and wait a few minutes until it gets just tacky. Then carefully align it. You can also put down a couple of sheets of wax paper, carefully align it and remove half of the wax paper, press down, then remove the other half.
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Old Aug 12, 2007, 10:55 AM
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Wow, I can't believe these things are still going. I just pulled the servos out of the last of the originals I had. Kinda makes me want to put them back in. Good to see their still being enjoyed.
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Old Aug 13, 2007, 09:35 AM
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MyDigitalParadis, These are beautiful planes. Very tempting. Am I right in thinking that you're flying with ailerons/elevator/throttle--no rudder? Thanks. Pat

Rudder and all on my planes but you can skip if you prefer.
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Old Aug 13, 2007, 09:42 AM
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Wow, I can't believe these things are still going. I just pulled the servos out of the last of the originals I had. Kinda makes me want to put them back in. Good to see their still being enjoyed.

Often it just takes a bit of nostalgia to bring something back although time permitting I plan to add new plans to this line.

I finished test flying my new plan design this weekend and while it is nothing fancy it is my own design that I can feel comfortable sharing designes on and releasing new print designs without stepping on anyone's toes. I'm hoping to be able to release my Stars-N-Stripes design for those of us in the states that would like a patriotic design.
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Old Aug 13, 2007, 11:58 AM
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MyDigitalParadis, These are beautiful planes. Very tempting. Am I right in thinking that you're flying with ailerons/elevator/throttle--no rudder? Thanks. Pat
I never used rudder on any of mine.
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Old Aug 13, 2007, 05:24 PM
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I just love this printed war bird finishing technique.
Will probably try at least one ‘printed finish’ scheme next, thanks for sharing…

Most of my first build planes, like the Hots, Illusion and Amosmoses did not start life with a rudder servo. Just cock aileron and pull up elevator at the same time. I am working on a new build right now that will not have a rudder and probable (know more after chuck glide test) start life with an elevator servo:>)

p.s. probably the stars-n-stripes
tnx agn
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Old Aug 13, 2007, 09:58 PM
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Guys, thanks for steering me through the rudder issue.

I printed the Avenger out today on a color laser, but I think I must have had one of the settings wrong on the Adobe print menu. I chose "Page Scaling" = "None" and left "Auto-Rotate and Center" unchecked.

Do I need to choose "Auto-Rotate and Center?" (Tell it yes?) Do anything different on "Page Scaling?"

Thanks again! This is really neat stuff!

Pat
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Old Aug 14, 2007, 05:55 AM
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Glad you guys like the Tyvek , tough stuff ... been available for a long time .. we used to cover EPS wings with it ...BF ... before Fanfold...
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Old Aug 14, 2007, 05:59 AM
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Nope, that should do it.

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Guys, thanks for steering me through the rudder issue.

I printed the Avenger out today on a color laser, but I think I must have had one of the settings wrong on the Adobe print menu. I chose "Page Scaling" = "None" and left "Auto-Rotate and Center" unchecked.

Do I need to choose "Auto-Rotate and Center?" (Tell it yes?) Do anything different on "Page Scaling?"

Thanks again! This is really neat stuff!

Pat
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