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Feb 24, 2020, 06:44 PM
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@ Veeramanikandan
Your Pitts looks AMAZING ........... And seams to fly much like mine did
I had one at 24" and another at 32"
Both were great flyers .............. I never put as much finish into mine as you did ((yours is awesome looking))

@Bob............ Started working cleaning the vectors again after 8 or 9 years

I hope for better results this time
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Feb 25, 2020, 05:20 AM
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worked on the vectors a Little minute today forgot what to do.
it has been a long while and i forgot what to do

anyway the file on the right is the vector i started with
left is all cleaned up and can be cnc'd and vinyl mask's can be made

im sure bob is done with his.............. i will be finished today
Feb 25, 2020, 10:01 AM
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I tried using Inkscape but it just never seems to work for me.

Tracing would be less work than removing all those unwanted lines.

I think I might start with a much better set of Plans like the Ziroli 48" plans on Outerzone.
Feb 25, 2020, 11:55 AM
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@ Veeramanikandan
Your Pitts looks AMAZING ........... And seams to fly much like mine did
I had one at 24" and another at 32"
Both were great flyers .............. I never put as much finish into mine as you did ((yours is awesome looking))

@Bob............ Started working cleaning the vectors again after 8 or 9 years

I hope for better results this time
Thank you juzchillin...
Feb 25, 2020, 12:26 PM
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found out quite by accident !

the trick is not to remove all those garbage lines but
select all the usable lines and drag them outside there group

like sorting the good apple from all those bad ones
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Feb 25, 2020, 09:09 PM
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SO ...?
If I may ask ... what are you using to extract DXF from that graphic ?
Feb 26, 2020, 03:24 PM
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Bob , I could tell ya BUT.........
Then i would have to kill ya

Just Kidding

i extract dxf's with illistrator 10

and import them into sketchup 7
Feb 26, 2020, 03:41 PM
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I resize the dxf's down to the original 4 " size to make them easy to work with

to pick the lines you just tipple click on them ; that selects the whole line in the group
to keep selecting other parts hold down the shift key and click all the other parts you want
then copy then to clipboard and past them back onto the page.............

HAHA cleaned parts ready to do what ya want to with
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Feb 26, 2020, 10:19 PM
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Hope i could help someone

after all these years now i can cut one of these things with my machine
without having to print, cut and past, all those pages together

and i can scale it any size i want

I have 2 full boxes of 3mm depron i bought before i retired 6 years ago........ so im thinking 30"
Naw
Maby 28" WHO KNOWS
Feb 28, 2020, 04:43 AM
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started laying parts on depron
there a little crowded But i can fix that...........

If anyone else tried this . I gotta tell ya .............

I DID FIND A FEW STRAY LINES this morning

Just a few and was easy to find and fix them
Feb 28, 2020, 09:42 AM
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And I have taken juzchillin's excellent work and layed and scaled that onto
Both MPF and $tree sized boards.

So you now have choices of ...

28" span on 3mm Depron,
36" span on $tree / readyboard, and
48" span on Model Plane Foam

So start buildin' , Spring Is Coming !

Notice: neither of these have been built or tested.
they are simply SCALE UP's from the smaller version .
Builder experience is expected.

CNC cutting service available - PM Me
All three foam types available ...
6mm 47.5" x24"MPF ,
30" x 20" $tree
& genuine 3mm x 1M x 700mm Depron while it lasts.

Bob @ Hoosier Cutout Service

PS
A PDF has been placed here below here in a couple of later posts.
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Feb 29, 2020, 04:09 AM
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48" ?? OH MY GOODNESS

and i thought mine at 32" was big

yours will be a real floater
Feb 29, 2020, 09:34 AM
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It havens actually decided to built that size yet.

Just providing choices.

But I do like Large & Floaty ...

(0 min 0 sec)
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Feb 29, 2020, 06:46 PM
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sorry bob

i tried and tried to view your video but vimeo just don't work for me

sound is good. but vid is extremely start and stop.

i have this problem a lot with vimeo
Feb 29, 2020, 07:38 PM
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Sorry that was an older vid and I don't bother doing Vimeo any more.

However, today, it's working for me
and I am out in the country with relatively slow internet services.

Maybe it'll work better with the coming 5G networks.

regardless it's a lot of fun to fly with a low wing loading model.

The SSS is on my Refurb list for flight this coming season.
I'll do another vid and Utube it.
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