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Old 09-24-2008, 07:29 PM   #26
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I think I found the plans that I am going to use, here is the link to 3 different planes, all done up nice....just print and glue then cut ill post a thread when I start but that will probably be at least a week or two I think I am going to build the avenger!!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1425351



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Old 09-24-2008, 08:03 PM   #27
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I have the foam cut out for a P-47 (thanks smokejohnson!) and I just printed and cut out the ME-109 linked to this thread. That ME-109 is cool! I'll build both and probably end up fitting out and flying the ME first.

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Old 09-24-2008, 10:26 PM   #28
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has anyone ever used posterboard for these planes? it seems sturdier and easier to cut....let me know what you think, we have some 1/4 inch laying around the office
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Haven't tried poster board but my hunch is that it might weigh more than FFF or Depron. Thanks for posting the link to those other warbird plans. I may just have to build a few of those in my spare time. Wait, spare time? What's that?!
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:02 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Buzzsaw View Post
Glad to see that you are getting some E-Combat going Smoker.
Buzzy-WW2Ecombat Flyers of Muncie IN.
Yep, looks like it's finally happening . Thanks for the encouragement Buzz.

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I think I found the plans that I am going to use, here is the link to 3 different planes, all done up nice....just print and glue then cut ill post a thread when I start but that will probably be at least a week or two I think I am going to build the avenger!!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1425351
I'll add them to the list, thanks Krys.

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I have the foam cut out for a P-47 (thanks smokejohnson!)
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No problem Greg...let me know if you have any questions getting it put together.

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has anyone ever used posterboard for these planes? it seems sturdier and easier to cut....let me know what you think, we have some 1/4 inch laying around the office
I haven't tried a combat plane but I have built several planes from poster board. On the planes I built I removed the paper and my planes flew fine. Others tried leaving the paper on and their planes never flew right, the paper just adds too much weight. With the paper off the foam is probably not thick/tough enough for a combat plane. It could be worth a shot though .

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are there any cheep 2.4ghz recievers out there? we only need 3 channels for these planes if we aren't using the rudder 4 channels max. so i was hoping that I wouldn't have to spend 50bucks on just the rx....
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No such luck on that. I've got a lot of flying wings that it is a waste to put a 6 channel rx in, but since no one has a 3 or even 4 channel one, I'm stuck there. In fact, I just left most of those on 72mhz with my Berg 4's.

Man, wouldn't it be nice if Spektrum would make a 4 channel receiver for about 30 bucks?

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Hey Krys,

You have to use the AR6000 receiver for your DX6. About the cheapest you can find them new is at www.lightflightrc.com. They are $47.95 delivered. Occasionally you'll see one used on e-bay or RCGroups for $35 - $40.

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Old 09-25-2008, 09:33 PM   #34
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ARGHHHH! damn this nice Tx
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Originally Posted by krysallen View Post
I think I found the plans that I am going to use, here is the link to 3 different planes, all done up nice....just print and glue then cut ill post a thread when I start but that will probably be at least a week or two I think I am going to build the avenger!!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=1425351



Has anyone tried printing one of these tiled plans yet? I've printed a couple of them (P-51 & P-40) and they don't seem to fit together correctly? I've turned off the "fit to page" printing option and am also printing as borderless. However there appears to be about 1/8" missing when trying to piece them together. Any ideas?
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no, I havent tried the tiled one, my office has a plotter that does 34x44 so I use the full size
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Has anyone tried printing one of these tiled plans yet? I've printed a couple of them (P-51 & P-40) and they don't seem to fit together correctly? I've turned off the "fit to page" printing option and am also printing as borderless. However there appears to be about 1/8" missing when trying to piece them together. Any ideas?
I had the same issue, I gave up :o. I don't know but the solution could be here. http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/show...printed+foamie

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Ok. I finally got some time to play around with Adobe Acrobat and my printer here at work (color laser). After some trial and error, I found that the following settings will work for the P-40, P-51 and Zero found on the rcgroups.com thread that krysallen posted. Here goes...

Once the print dialog window opens in Adobe Acrobat (options may vary by version):

1. Set Page Scaling to "Fit to Printable Area".
2. Disable the "Auto-Rotate and Center" option.
3. Click the "Properties" button.
4. On the printer properties page (options may vary by printer):
a. Click the "Paper" tab
b. Set Document Size to "Letter (8.5" x 11")"
b. Enable the "Zoom %" option.
c. Set zoom percentage to 90%.
d. Click OK.
5. I suggest printing only A COUPLE of the tiled sheets and check the fit.
6. If the the test pieces fit together well, print the rest of the pages.
7. Otherwise, go back into the printer properties and adjust the zoom %

Disclaimer: These print settings worked for me with my version of Adobe Acrobat and my particular printer. You may have to tweak or play around with your particular settings to achieve the desired results.

Bottomline, adjusting the Page Scaling and Zoom % seems to be the key.

The resulting wingspans on all 3 planes I mentioned above fell within the combat specs that James outlined in post #1.

Hope this helps!
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:00 PM   #39
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So who's up for some combat next weekend??

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Old 09-28-2008, 11:07 PM   #40
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Ooooohhhhhhh I wish I lived closer.........

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I wished I did to.
We did get 10 rounds in Saturday at our new flying field.
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Kev hopefully you'll get your chance in November. Buzz unfortunately I don't think there's any hope for us flyin combat, I wish there was.

Here's a video of us flying combat at the unclub.
http://www.vimeo.com/1795624

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Was Tom cheating? Who was flying after they lost their streamer?

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So who's up for some combat next weekend??
In Tulsa?
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Yeah Tulsa, I can't do Joplin next weekend. I have a family thing that I have to be at by 1:00 .

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How does October 18th work for everybody to meet in Joplin?

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I could probably do that. Tha wife's parents live there, so that makes it easier.
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I could probably do that. Tha wife's parents live there, so that makes it easier.
Is your plane ready to fly some combat around here this weekend?

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How does October 18th work for everybody to meet in Joplin?
The 18th sounds good to me.
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James,

Are you wanting to fly at the University? Will the radio interference be a problem?

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