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Aug 07, 2007, 12:58 PM
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Printed Warbirds and more. Part 2

Well the origional thread for this is still back in the Kit forum due to its age but some had mentioned that it might see more interest if moved into its proper place.

Origional thread here:

In anycase. The series of Printed warbirds is a great way to have a superb looking plane without great expense. Attached below are my copies of each of the designs. The P-40 and the Avenger I've reworked to clean up the prints. No changes other than flattening the wing (Yes flat wings, we have found that they work better for our flying styles. The Airfoil wings add some lift but as we do allot of 3D or combat we find the flat wings better for our preferences) Other than that though I've not changed the designs keeping the spirit of the origionals as intact as possible. I'm loading the JPEGs, and PDF's I've made of each.

To build them Print, and trim. Use the prints to cut your foam. Build using carbon fiber in both the wing and the Fusulage. The usual method for the fusulage is to use a 3/32 Tube in the fusulage and to attach the 3/8ths motor mount stick on the end of the CF. I've redone the wing mounts on the planes I've redrawn for a flat wing. Most of the flyers I've flown with have found the Airfoil design added little to the lift and a fair bit to the effort it took to building the plane and even led to unbalanced wings when the bend of the airfoil was not evenly made.

Make sure to check the Birddog posted by kdahlhaus on the bottom of page 2, Also check out the p-38aa post at the top of page 2 by bEbop.

Edit for October 10:
Leadfeather and Firetrapp have teamed up to add a great new dimension to this line of planes with thier F-22.
Make sure to see at the bottom of page one where leadfeather has managed to Thrust vector his motor. I've long been a fan of RCSuperPowers thrust vectored planes (I have one of his f-22 kits) but this design adds not only elevator thrust vectoring but rudder vectoring as well.

Edit for May 8, 2008
Beaux has added the Hawker Tempest to the line of Warbirds available.

Edit for August 5, 2008
kdahlhaus has added a Polikarpov I-16

December 2008 Some long overdue edits.
JoseyWales has done a nice redition of the P-47

BlazerB52 has contributed a number of planes on pages 57&58

ChrisK has done a nice Hawker Sea Fury on Page 55
And a 30 inch FW-190 on page 81
As well as his orgional 40 Inch model.

JoseyWales has also done quite a bit of work redrawing the Japanese Zero at 300 DPI on Page 54 (Two versions)

Flyboy878787 has added a Stuka to our collection.

Heymak has tiled the Spitfire for us. on page 74

Pickel72 has drawn a new P-40 design with some great detail work. Page 65 (Tiled to 11x17)
Seagraves has "untiled" the fusulage for this one.

BlazerB52 has added a few more for us. Spitfire Variants and Supermarine Seafire on page 59

Welcome to 69SuperBee with his piper cub collection on page 87

A new addition from myself, Stars N Stripes Ver. 2 Based on the Yak-55 posted here in the scratchbuilt forum.
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Aug 07, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Now for the one's that I have thus far redrawn.

The avenger is scaled to print at 40 inch wing span. Printing the PDF at 90% will give a 36" wing. We found though that of all the planes in this series that the Avenger with a 40"+ wing to have the best glide capabilities and had good flight charactaristics including inverted flight.
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Aug 07, 2007, 01:13 PM
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A few pictures of our local use of these great planes.

The prints have been very popular and my access to large format printers makes it very easy for me to produce the prints.
Aug 07, 2007, 01:44 PM
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This is a much shrunk version of my latest effort based on one of my favorite planes. I'm working on an origional plane design though before I release The design in general.

Edit: Adding in Josec's Lavochkin La-7
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Aug 07, 2007, 02:09 PM
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Nice way to make removable wings on these:

Detailed sample build thread:


Great to see the new start. There was also a full-fuselage version of the P-40 at:

'Michael in Toronoto' Hellcat:

No pics, but SteveC68 posted

a nice Spitfire:

a P-51b:

Japenese ???


Assorted Spitfires:


Awesome detailing of the original Zero:


FW-190 Build Thread and Video

Hawker Sea Fury:

Grumman F-8F Bearcat:

Douglas A1H SkyRaider:
Zipped prints: (higher resolution)


Polikarpov I-16:



ParkFlyer Pete Skin:
Tiled pdfs are 2 posts below this one

Very Detailed P-40:

Cartoon P-40:


Hawker Temptest:

TOG (?):
Bird Dog

In the original thread there is an Army green version as well.

misc airliners and ww-1 biplanes - not profile, but printed folded fuse?


FW-42 from luft 46:


Posted the Komet build.
Skins are from

JU-87 Stuka:


35" P-47 Thunderbolt

Saab Draken

P-51B Bald Eagle (with box fuse)
Tiled/Full PDFs from Segraves:
Build Thread (great):

Piper Cubs Galore!

Super Cub:

Fw 190A

F6F Hellcat

Merle Mohring:

Mechrick created a folded-paper version of his fabulous storch:

BF-109 (from scratch!)
tiled (thanks Segraves):

Lavochkin LA-7:
(tiled by Segraves)

Other skins from

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Aug 07, 2007, 02:16 PM
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Continueing to add to the list:

OK found one nice one that got missed early on.

Ebonomi added a nice Sukoi Design a good while back and I think it's getting missed in the middle

Ebonomi Sukoi Color Scheme
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Aug 07, 2007, 02:47 PM
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that's cool, free plans ^_^
Aug 07, 2007, 02:50 PM
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OMG - this is COOL. MyDigitalParadis, YOU ROCK.

Aug 07, 2007, 03:10 PM
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Thanks, but it's not my idea orgionally. I've just worked on cleaning them up as they are enlargements of small hand launched gliders that used to be printed on letter sized paper. I hope to see some new Pictures of planes built by others soon.
Aug 07, 2007, 03:29 PM
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If these could be printed on something like Tyvek , might add a tremendous amount of strength to the airframe ...anybody tried that yet ???
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Aug 07, 2007, 04:09 PM
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you can keep things simple by printing them out to a size that you want, cut out the parts on any kind of material you want for your plane, then glue the printed paper onto it, making an instant cool looking war bird ^_^
Aug 07, 2007, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by MyDigitalParadis
...The series of Printed warbirds is a great way to have a superb looking plane without great expense. Attached below are my copies of each of the designs. ...
Great work, MDP!

1. Perhaps the parts could be rearranged for double-sided printing directly onto the material for the model, as in the MicroPitts and MicroMoth.
2. Another alternative, print onto tee-shirt transfer material, and iron the transfers directly onto the parts for the model.

Cheers and thanks,
Bill Segraves
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Aug 07, 2007, 04:42 PM
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Again I din't start these designs just worked to clean them up. Sorry I'm just not one to steal someone elese thunder. That said thanks for the Kudos. See the origional thread for the who and what started all this. (Idamann, T1mux and WCFlyer)

The T-shirt idea is a great one if the foam can take the heat of the ironing. Reversing the images is easy enough. If someone tries it definitely post back the results. It would be much lighter than gluing on paper and the prints fade if left in the sun too much.
Aug 07, 2007, 05:26 PM
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Some of the planes originated from the printed peanut flyers at this site:
Aug 07, 2007, 05:34 PM
Originally Posted by MyDigitalParadis
The series of Printed warbirds is a great way to have a superb looking plane without great expense. .
Are you using a specific large printer for foam sufaces? or simply printing the design on paper and applying it on to the foam sheet? I've got several original airplane designs and coming up with more, that could use a quality printer. I've had success printing high quality on decals and applying that to foam, but my dilema is finding a quality printer that will print directly to depron, in particular on larger sheets 2x4ft or 4x8Ft and leave a high quality, vivid color and finish. Some commercial printed foamie planes have a sort of washed out finish, and multicolor bleed, not what I am looking for. If anyone knows of a printer or company that specializes in printing on depron foam surfaces, let me know.

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