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Peter Miller04/09/2020 18:18:29
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I nwever use any offsets. Peggy Sue certainly does not need any

james brough04/09/2020 20:32:33
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THANKS FOR THE INFO ON THE OFFSET

Peter Miller04/09/2020 21:03:31
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I have started putting the information on the plan or instructions"NO side or Down thrust" because everyone asks.

james brough06/10/2020 15:30:02
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HELP does the landing gear bottom plate fit between the bottom of the fuselage or full width across it

Mark Elen06/10/2020 15:33:31
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Hi James,

Have a look back at pages 1 and 2 of this build log, the photos should help.

Cheers

Mark

james brough06/10/2020 15:37:50
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OK i see it now many regards

kc06/10/2020 16:07:49
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Note the comment on page 1 that the slots for u/c wire are staggered so 1 wire passes the other rather than that shown on plan.

james brough07/10/2020 16:00:15
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i noticed that straight away from when i built the ohmen and have cut another onne ready thanks for the help

james brough24/10/2020 17:02:47
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hi folks its me again any sugestions of how to get rid of the hot air in fuselage from the electric motor, battery and the 40amp esc

Peter Miller24/10/2020 17:38:35
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Just cut a largish hole in teh fuselage bottom

Alternatively, leave the glazing out of one of the windpows

Edited By Peter Miller on 24/10/2020 17:38:53

james brough24/10/2020 20:46:41
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THANKS peter i shall work it out one way or another

james brough29/10/2020 20:54:41
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hi it might sound a daft question to you but i can only build 1 wing on the plan and building board so how do i get to build the other side to get all the parts in the right position I AM NEW TO BUILDING SO DONT LAUGH

Mark Elen29/10/2020 21:13:28
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Hi James,

There are various ways of doing this. Take it to the local print shop and ask them to scan it and print it in reverse is one way that I have used to good effect, the problem with this though, is if their machinery changes the scaling, it all goes wrong. (When I did it this way, I got them to print the whole plan, fus, Wing right way and wing flipped, to negate any scaling errors)
What I did with PS, if you look on page 3 of this build, was to trace out the whole Wing plan, then flip the tracing and build from that. It is an hour or twos work and you need to be precise with it, though, to be honest, I spent more time sharpening the pencil than drawing with it, but it is do-able.

Im sure others have their own ways of doing this.

Cheers

Mark

Mark Elen29/10/2020 21:27:17
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Hi James,

I forgot to say, if you go down the tracing route, greaseproof paper will work - it’s what I used on the first attempt, but proper tracing paper is much better, I got a ten meter roll from e-bay for a few quid, it’s much nicer to work with.

Make sure you pin it down over the plan and take your time.

I then used a long straight edge and pinned both the original plan and my tracing to the building board and built the whole wing as one piece. If your board isn’t long enough, you will have to build one half at a time.

Cheers

Mark

Peter Miller30/10/2020 08:31:03
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Another dodge is to wet the area with paraffin which makes it transparent. The paraffin dries after a time and the plan goes back to normal. A bit smelly and paraffin is not so easy to get these days.

The reverse or mirror print is the best answer and I have never had any problems with it.

If tracing the plan you only need one side of each spar and rib.

Piers Bowlan30/10/2020 10:38:20
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I always take my plans to the printshop, there is a commercial printers near me with large format printers. I pay about £3 a sheet. To be clear you should ask for a mirror image of the wing or you may end up with a black image with white lines and writing, for that is what a reverse image is. You could also get the plan slightly enlarged while you are at it if that is your want, although not useful if you are buying the CNC parts. I prefer to keep the original plan pristine so that I can refer to it, as I normally cut up the copies into the component parts.

Peter Miller30/10/2020 10:49:15
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One of our club members usually has about three copies including a mirror image one.

james brough30/10/2020 15:14:37
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thanks very much for that i get 2 copies of the plan local so i am sure they could do that

james brough02/11/2020 15:50:25
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hi the printers i have used before does not do it now another one wanted £40 to do it i shall have to bite the bullet and trace it

Peter Miller02/11/2020 18:12:28
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£40!! Rip 0ff time in a big way!!!

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