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Reply #31 - Jul 29th, 2012 at 9:48am
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I think it's worth mentioning at this point that while I'm doing this to get a better feel for drawing model airplane plans, it's been awfully hard to pick the right airplanes to draw.  It turns out there's not a lot of planes I'd like to build for which plans don't already exist.  I'd venture to say that about 95% of the planes I can find three-view drawings for already have FF scale plans in existence and the remaining 5% usually don't excite me enough to start, let alone finish, a rough plan.

Having said that, any requests?  Maybe you know of something exciting and untried...

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Reply #30 - Jul 29th, 2012 at 8:52am
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Finally, the PDF I had promised.  Now where can I find cream and burgundy tissue?

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Thruxton-Jackaroo/1839389/M/

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JackarooGANZT.pdf ( 109 KB | 4 Downloads )
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Reply #29 - Jul 23rd, 2012 at 2:29pm
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I was pretty sure thats what he did. Pretty sly.
  

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Reply #28 - Jul 21st, 2012 at 8:51pm
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Tim...

You sneaky devil Wink Grin Shocked...

You post this plan and then sneak a picture of a headon view of the Thruxton Jackaroo into the "Name this Plane" section.... Cheesy Well Done Cool

This goes on the gotta build list....but blown up to about 27 inches.... Smiley

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Reply #27 - Jul 19th, 2012 at 11:24am
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I hadn't noticed it scanned this morning as a TIFF file instead of the PDF I was expecting.  Maybe it will work if I convert it to a bitmap...

In case it doesn't scale properly, the plane should be 10.5 inches from nose to tail.  I'll scan it as a PDF next week, too.

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Reply #26 - Jul 19th, 2012 at 4:38am
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Err... Apparently my iPod won't do attachments. Plan to follow later.

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Reply #25 - Jul 19th, 2012 at 4:37am
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Hot off the scanner, it's the one and only Rollason Jackaroo G-ANTZ.  As far as I know this was the last Jackaroo conversion done, presumably made out of spare parts after Thruxton had closed their doors.  It's one of only three Jackaroos in existence (and slightly different from the two surviving Thruxton examples) today and there are lots of pics of it to be found online.

The plan is based very loosely on Joe Smith's peanut scale Tiger moth and the mods have been mostly eyeballed.  Having said that, I think the fuselage may be about a quarter inch too wide at it's widest (narrow up the fuel tank too if you change it!) and it could stand to be stretched about a quarter inch ahead of the landing gear and another quarter to three eigths behind the cabin.  It should build into a nice little sport model either way and of course you can substitute in any construction method you like if sheet isn't your thing.

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Reply #24 - May 25th, 2012 at 7:00pm
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Who wants to take a shot at this one?
There's room enough for a little bit of rubber....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE2Ij7Rfw1Q&feature=related
  

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Reply #23 - May 16th, 2012 at 9:06am
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I've seen a B-52 built for free flight...and have you seen Chris Starleaf's multi rapier powered Boeing B-47?
Here's a link: http://www.smallflyingartsforum.com/YaBB.pl?num=1191986470/35

Very impressive build...he flew it and had several flights before it piled in....last I heard he was going to repair it, but with the rapier motors not as available that will probably be delayed...

Looking forward to your next imagining on paper Smiley

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Reply #22 - May 16th, 2012 at 5:17am
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Update: apart from a bunch of ideas swirling around in my head, there's nothing new in the world of sketchbook scale.  I think the next airplane to be committed to paper will be a Boeing B-15, that beast seems to have nice free flight proportions but I'm not promising anything.

I kind of want to make a B-52 as well...

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Reply #21 - Apr 25th, 2012 at 8:05pm
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I might. I cant promise anything right now, currently not able to build much. Outside stuff has got me in a bunch.
Interesting thought tho.
Keep them coming.  Love to stretch that gray matter, even if the hands cant follow.
  

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Reply #20 - Apr 25th, 2012 at 8:00am
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I haven't really spent any time on HPA, for whatever reason I never 'got into' that forum.

You're right of course that the best idea would be to build up to this chopper with a proof of concept or two.  Feel free to take charge of this, you'll more than likely get to it long before I do.  This isn't to say I don't care, I will likely just be on to something else before I build a H-34 of my own.

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Reply #19 - Apr 24th, 2012 at 9:16pm
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Tim, ya' gonna try it? Maybe you could do one as a profile, just to test the blade angle? I think your right about having it move instead of hover.

BTW, did ya' all see the twin rotor plans on HPA.
  

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Reply #18 - Apr 24th, 2012 at 12:36pm
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C.L. Chennault wrote on Apr 23rd, 2012 at 8:38pm:
All this talk about choppers has got me thinking......



uh oh....look out now!!!!! Shocked Shocked Shocked Grin Grin Grin Wink
  

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Reply #17 - Apr 23rd, 2012 at 8:38pm
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All this talk about choppers has got me thinking......
  

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