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Old 12-22-2007, 09:33 PM
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I need your help to build my first scratch foamy. I've got a hot wire, can get 3 views and have glue. I want the plane to be e-flite p-47 size 10th-ish scale. what do i need and how do i do it. help me turn the blue stuff into the airplane in the pic
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:25 PM
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Read this post...

There is some informative stuff going on in there. I would suggest you take your time and draw up some plans before you cut anything.
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Old 12-23-2007, 02:42 PM
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wilky, Have you used the hot wire before?

Have you ever cut a wing?
I ask only because I would like to know where to start.

If you've cut a wing before, make your two rib templates and cut the cores.

The fuselage is a little more work, I would do it in 3 sections.
Aft section ,wing saddle section and nose section.
Make former templates and cut the sections, core them and glue them together and shape with coarse sandpaper.

For a good look at the process look at saucerguys P-40 thread.

If you have specific questions, I'd be happy to give them a try.

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Old 01-05-2008, 05:43 PM
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thanks for the replies, I've shelved the project for a while. I'm going to try to get some experiance building some scratch builds from plans before I try the 109. the foam i have is FFF and the hot wire is a short jig saw type hot wire. what i really need is someone to do the hard part of coming up with a plan/templates maybe I'll have to beg Jetset44 or one of those other guys that are artists at doing that kinda stuff.

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Old 01-05-2008, 05:53 PM
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It was major project that many seasoned build would have a hard time with. Start off with something small and easy and get use to working with the foam and move up from there. Many of the profile planes are a great place to start and you don't have to power them for now. Just make one as a glider and then your only out a little foam and glue.
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