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Nov 30, 2002, 05:13 AM
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transfering plans to Balsa

hey i was hoping that someone could tell me a simple way of transfering plans to balse without ruining the plans is there a simple way or is tracing it through on to balsa the easiest!
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Nov 30, 2002, 05:37 AM
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Transferring plans

Copy plans on copy machine, or scan and print on computer. Then iron onto the balsa. This results on a reversed image, but this should be acceptable in most situations.

Nov 30, 2002, 06:46 AM
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We've just been talking about that in the Workshop forum

I think that covered most of the standard methods.

Nov 30, 2002, 09:02 AM
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Flying man,

There are several other ways to transfer plans to balsa manually. If the parts are fairly angular (not many curves) you can lay the plans on the balsa and punch a hole with a straight pin at the intersection of each straight line, then connect the dots on the balsa.

There was a product called SEE temp, I am not sure it is still available. It is a translucent thin flexible vinyl sheet that you could trace the plans or just score on the plan lines with an xacto knife. The SEE temp would then crack on the line when bent to make a template for the part. This was very nice especially if you were going to make more than one of the part. The templates can then be stored in an envelope for later use (repairs) or remaking an old favorite plane.

Nov 30, 2002, 08:55 PM
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thanks for that guyz appriciate it
Nov 30, 2002, 09:16 PM
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I just use my laser printer at home. i can scale the plans however I want them, and print it out, ythen iron onto the balsa. No muss or fuss! If you don't have a laser, go to kinkos' or somewhere else, and just copy them. It's cheap and works fine.

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