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Sep 10, 2002, 12:30 PM
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I'll update the Moth plans later tonight. As for what's next.... I have a few ideas in the back of my head, but I don't want to say anything until I'm more certain they'll work...
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Sep 10, 2002, 12:56 PM
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Thanks so much for updating the plans Chris! I just printed it right from the web and the scaling is perfect. (now off to get some 1/32 balsa )

Sep 10, 2002, 01:00 PM
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Excellent work. How 'bout a Curtiss P6E Hawk?

I had to download the pics of it flying because when I first
saw them I thought it was a 36" span model. Couldn't believe
it when you said the span was 12"! Unreal!
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Sep 10, 2002, 01:06 PM
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Thank You! I got em' printing right now. From the looks of the 4" scale (good idea) on the plans I'm about a 1/4" too small. I'll just use my printer here at work to resize them.

I think I'll try the Tiger Moth first.

Thanks again,
Sep 10, 2002, 01:22 PM
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Another great job, and very generous of your time to make the plans and make them available.

It would be neat if as people build either Chris' TM or Pitts they posted pictures of their final planes. I think we are heading into a period of semi-scale micro planes and thanks to Chris' work, we are heading there faster.

Sep 10, 2002, 01:52 PM
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thanks for the update, it fits now perfectly to A4 paper.

Regards, Jochen
Sep 10, 2002, 04:02 PM
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Another great job Chris; it is clear you could have commercialized your efforts and instead chose to share your work with us in such an efficient and generous manner. Hopefully it will be gratifying to see/read about all these clones of your work flying around the world!

By the way, I started your Wisp last night

Sep 10, 2002, 04:39 PM
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Thank's Chris! Yeah, that's good that you'll also update the Moth plans! I love your plans, your whole work!!! Keep on doing that.
I conclude that after designing/shrinking two famous scale biplanes you will probably shrrink a third one, eh???? I can't await that! Your're the pioneer of a new era of semi-scale micro r/c (bi-)planes!!! I really hope the next one is also a bipe, hopefully even a German one!!!
Sep 10, 2002, 06:48 PM
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Thanks Chris
Sep 10, 2002, 09:43 PM
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My pleasure, everyone, and thank you.

John, make sure you get 4inch wide balsa, as the fuselage halves won't fit on 3 inch. You can join to 3 inch pieces together (I did that with the prototype), but it's always better to make them from single pieces.

DNA, the Hawk is definitely on my list... ;c)

As Gordon said, it would be nice to hear from people building either the Moth or the Pitts. I'm starting to get worried people are building them and they aren't flying or something.

Alex, a Fokker DVII is on my very short list of planes to build. I'd love to try a DR1, but I don't want to step on Gordon's toes considering the one he's been working on. Surprisingly, I've lived about an hour away from the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in NY all my life, but have never gone there (http://www.oldrhinebeck.org/ they restore and put on airshows with all these old planes - DR1s, DVII's, Nieuports, Spads, etc. ) Maybe I'll have to take a trip there this weekend and take a ton of photos for reference. Of course, I could come back not being able to decide what to build next!

Anyway, I've updated the Moth plan with larger margins, and a diagram for the landing gear similar to the Pitts one. Oh, and I'm starting on your Pitts tonight, David. I borrowed a video camera and will tease you with some video clips soon
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Sep 10, 2002, 11:53 PM
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Ummmm.....could you post the URL for the updated Moth plans?

Sep 11, 2002, 12:16 AM
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Hi Gerico,

Here is the link: http://www.chris3d.com/files/micromoth.pdf

Chris must already be busy answering all the questions we asked him or working on his new prototype

Sep 11, 2002, 12:27 AM
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Sure, it's:


And I made a very minor change to the Pitts plan. Basically, 1/8 inch wood is fine for anything labeled 3/32, which is only used for the wheel pants and cowl. Personally, I'd recommend people cut and carve these out of single pieces of 1/4 inch wood, but I thought I'd provide the outlines for these parts to be built up just in case.

Also fixed a few typos...
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Sep 11, 2002, 01:05 AM
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Sep 11, 2002, 08:02 AM
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Thanks for the updates, Chris! I think any new project would e great, but a Fokker DVII ... heheh, that would be superb!!! And it's German..! Yeah, I love your work!!!!!! Superb job!!!