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Nov 07, 2015, 05:06 AM
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Cessna 172 - Body


Hi there. Am totally new to RC. I am basically a software developer for flight simulators which are used for professional pilot training.

I hence have little idea on RC aircrafts.

I am trying to make a Cessna 172, it is probably a 1:13 scale model if that's how it's called.

I have made the wings, and can complete the rudders and stuff; but I need some help in making its curved body.

I know this is a very basic stuff but I need some help on this. Any link or FAQ or any idea on how it's done?

And am making it using cardboard, so I hope I was clear enough, any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Shafat.
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Nov 07, 2015, 08:32 AM
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Are you wanting this model to fly or just be a static model?

Tips for using Rcg:
use google for your searches
once in a thread use thread tools to show attachments
example of using google to only search Rcg
"Cessna 172 model cardboard:rcgroups site:www.rcgroups.com"
you can use just images on google too



https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/thum...=threadgallery This is the gallery view click on a pic to enlarge then at the bottom click view post.


http://feltondesignanddata.com/id18.html
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The biggest mistake first time CB model builders make is to use two plys of 1/8" CB or 1/4" CB which they think is required for added strength. DON'T DO IT! These designs have been tested and are plenty strong. The added CB is not needed and will only result in an overweight model with poor flying characteristics.
Last edited by mcnowhere; Nov 07, 2015 at 08:46 AM.
Nov 08, 2015, 09:14 AM
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Also take a look at Fiddlersgreen card models for ideas.

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/
Nov 09, 2015, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by mcnowhere
Are you wanting this model to fly or just be a static model?

Tips for using Rcg:
use google for your searches
once in a thread use thread tools to show attachments
example of using google to only search Rcg
"Cessna 172 model cardboard:rcgroups site:www.rcgroups.com"
you can use just images on google too



https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/thum...=threadgallery This is the gallery view click on a pic to enlarge then at the bottom click view post.


http://feltondesignanddata.com/id18.html
I would like to make it a flyable model. But for now, am trying to complete the aerodynamic part, later I will move on to the avionics.
Thank you sir for the help and tips .
Nov 09, 2015, 04:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Glacier Girl
Also take a look at Fiddlersgreen card models for ideas.

http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/
Thank you for the help .


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