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Scratch build a piper j3, 25 class

Old 01-11-2009, 10:10 PM
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Default Scratch build a piper j3, 25 class

I'm in the middle of building a slow stick, for my first plane.

And I have wanted a piper j3 since I saw one hanging in a hobby shop in town when I was a just a kid.

Now I'd like to build one from scratch, wanted a kit, but cant afford it any time soon.

A guy on rcg, is helping me with some plans, for a 25 class. will be brushless.

Right now I plan on getting some wood as funds come avaible from a hobby train store, they only carry assorted balsa wood, and some of the planks are $1.95 each.

Maybe I can get a start soon, but will most lickly have to look else ware for the majority of the wood.

I have somethings, in the classifieds, was going to trade for a kit, or parts.

Any build tips, of help would be wanderful.
I have some tools, exacto knife, dremal,jigsaw, drill, other tools.
At the moment I have 4 3/32 planks, and some small squar peices I bought from the train store.

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Old 01-13-2009, 12:37 PM
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Good luck on the Cub rcflyer_09, be sure to keep us up to date on the progress. Here are a few threads that may give you some ideas.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:27 PM
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Thanks for the links, even thou I have already been thru them, I'll go thru again to see if I missied something.

I have my plans, But I have to get a program Called TilePrint, to prinf my plans out to scale, so I can work off them.

Or take the PDF and get it printed out.
TilePrint would be nice, as I have my own printer, and dont need a large plane to build from. I can easyly, work from pages tilled together.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:51 PM
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I did find something useful the hobbieco cutting board. I pretty much know how to build, since I did build a glider once from a kit.

My holdup now, is waiting to get tileprint.
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Old 01-13-2009, 03:26 PM
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I dont have Tileprint, so no help there, but I do use a company that does blue prints for construction companies to print any plans I need. Typical charge is 2.50 per 36x48" sheet and they can print from a PDF file. You may want to look in your area and see if thats a better option.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:51 AM
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Rcflyer0, what graphics software do you have?
This may help.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:19 AM
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ms enterprise 07 installed,has word and bunh other junk in it. adobe reader, installed, paint, and tileprint but limited functions, want print all the pages, has to be unlocked, if I had the money on hand in my paypal, id just get it. that would be all I need. I dont think ms enterprise, with word will tile print pages to scale.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:14 AM
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If you still haven't found a scale and tile program, Bill Segraves over on RCGroupe is offering a free program he has written called Scale and Tile. I use it a lot and it works very well.

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