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Aug 01, 2017, 11:28 AM
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An Old School “pattern" plane , finally with plans


Posted years ago , we forgot to ever post the plans … and naturally the only way we have of posting them is old school too..
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Aug 01, 2017, 11:28 AM
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Aug 01, 2017, 11:29 AM
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Aug 01, 2017, 11:34 AM
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Old school pattern plane , Nice size , easy to build , Neutral Pattern flier … Big smooth maneuvers , like the old AMA pattern...… just print it out and stick it together.
Aug 01, 2017, 11:37 AM
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Aug 01, 2017, 12:17 PM
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I'd always wondered where the plans were for the Whatnot when it was still posted up on Hippo's site... Thanks gpw!!
Aug 01, 2017, 02:04 PM
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What is the recommended foam sheet type and thickness?
Aug 01, 2017, 05:24 PM
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Jonsey, I was upset when Hippo dropped the ball, and all my plans disappeared … I didn’t get any notice , or any chance to retrieve the posted material … grrrr!!!

John , just the usual Blucor … but consider this , with the weight of the motor and batteries of the day , you could probably make it now out of most anything today and still be lighter , and have more power …
Aug 01, 2017, 09:31 PM
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Ok, thanks.
Aug 02, 2017, 12:34 PM
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I should really make another one of these again … i think my Pattern flying has gotten better now we’ve done some 3D …

Here’s the orignal article … https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...light=what+gpw
Aug 02, 2017, 01:35 PM
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If I build one, it would need to be designed around a 2S 300mah power system as that is my new standard.
Any suggestions for a motor/prop? and what size should I scale it down to? 75%?
From the printed planes, it appears that it is has both a wingspan and length of ~30.5"
This appears large as compared to the dimensions of the UMX Pitts
A 75% scale would be about 22.5" wingspan and length
Aug 02, 2017, 08:04 PM
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Posted years ago , we forgot to ever post the plans … and naturally the only way we have of posting them is old school too..
We can't have that!!! Here it is in pdf format
Aug 03, 2017, 05:11 AM
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John , you could try 75% , it should scale down pretty well !

Fish , THANKS for that !!! That’s Super, makes things Lots easier !
Aug 03, 2017, 09:16 AM
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Fishflying, Nice conversion. Thank You!
Aug 03, 2017, 10:24 AM
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We printed out Fish’s pdf and it worked great !!! And then we realized , this is not a “little“ plane … sure the WS is ~ 34” but with a wide chord and long moments , it’s a lot bigger than it looks … maybe that is why it flies so smooth ?

And looks like we can easily get it in one sheet of FFF too …


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