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Mar 04, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Sbach 342 Full fuse Free Plans

Dynomike75 built a really sweet 342 out of some $ Tree foam and it inspired me. I have been playing around with Sketch-up for a couple days learning how to draw on it. I wanna make plans for one, so everyone can enjoy this cool looking plane.

Here is where I have gotten, be kind only second day of ever using a cad program.

EDIT: Refer to post #19 for updated plane and plans.

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Mar 04, 2011, 03:52 PM
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LOOK'S GOOD. kind fat i think smaller fuse maybe. v stab to far back. just my op
Mar 04, 2011, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by space 1
LOOK'S GOOD. kind fat i think smaller fuse maybe. v stab to far back. just my op
Thanks and went right off of measurements I got from 3-view and real plane. It may just be the fact I can't get canopy area just right. But I figure the canopy will be up to person building so I gave up on that.
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Mar 04, 2011, 09:00 PM
Lost but making good time

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Mar 04, 2011, 09:33 PM
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Well this is the point I am to now. Wish I was faster and better than this. I am kinda having some issues on the cowl area. I like it but I don't.

Hankg thanks for the link, I had it but others may not. I saw JBourke's selling them now, I never even knew what a Sbach was until I saw his, nice planes.

I also wanted to tell ya guys so far I am thinking Dollar Tree foam. 30" Wingspan, but may change my mind. I am really digging small planes lately though, cheap electronics and easy to haul.
Mar 04, 2011, 11:28 PM
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Well I have decided to make a KFM4 wing for it. I will leave it up to others to decide if that is how they wanna do it.

Sorry if I am posting too often, for one I'm excited with my progress. Secondly I had 3 wisdom teeth pulled today and got some time on my hands.
Mar 05, 2011, 12:24 AM
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..Your doing alot of work here bbjsw. Looking good. Looks great from the leading edge back.can u box the fuse on your program and then round the edges.then add the two intake snouts and the spinner fuse front was a hair taller than it was wide.ill work tommorow on some pics and measurements and pm u a video with the main build and ill take the cowl and hatch off so u can see the great to see more of these in the air.
Mar 05, 2011, 04:56 AM
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I make a 3D model some time ago for a RealFlight simulator . Don't want to hijack your thread - I want only to help you with ....and model :
Mar 05, 2011, 09:23 AM
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Pccdtk, that is beautiful. I am reworking my fuse today. I am not happy with it, space 1 is right too fat. I am also building the fuselage frame work more so this time. I realized I had the outside and couldn't figure out how to do the interior parts. So a fresh start on that today. I am not going for all on scale, I want something that can be built by many without going crazy doing it.

I am going on a big learning curve with Sketch-up. I have never used a cad and there is a ton to learn. I am doing it but takes me 2 hours what it takes some 2 minutes I am sure.

Wish me luck, I need all I can get. and P.S. getting wisdom teeth pulled sucks. I layed flat last night and my face is swollen like a melon.
Mar 05, 2011, 09:27 AM
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That's spot on pcc.these might help bbj.the motor just fits in side the cowl.notice the extra foam strips to allow rounding the box fuse the added and shaped the three "snouts".
Mar 05, 2011, 09:28 AM
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very nice work bbjsw10 I cant wait to have time to start this one.
yours as well dynomike75 but we knew this your the reason we are even here. lol
Mar 05, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Man I am stupid some times, thanks for the pics you guys especially you Dynomike!!! Now I see where I was having issues on the fuse, flat sides rounded corners. Some times it is the simple things.
Mar 05, 2011, 09:39 AM
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More shots.motor box is monokote tube ran back through a couple of the formers.epoxy bottle motor mount.lastly a photo of what continued involvement in this hobby will lead to.
Mar 05, 2011, 09:41 AM
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Dynomike that is SO funny you posted that ultra-light I was just watching videos of them before be last night. No lie.
Mar 05, 2011, 10:01 AM
Yeeah buddy!
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That looks really cool! You are quite good with SketchUp!

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