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Old 06-05-2006, 11:44 AM
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Those are stairs by the way.

This is the smallest I have built to date. I enjoy the challenge. The drawings where good. I did run out of fuselage sheeting as cut from plans on the top of the turtle deck and around the rudder. All in all it looks alot like yours. So I say you have done a nice job with the plan layout. I believe I'm a bit underpowered so I'll be looking into a larger motor. It barely taxis around the kitchen floor. I have a larger prop to try.

Overall in mock up I was expecting 4 oz. but after triming all the electronics shes in at 2 7/8 oz. That was great news.
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:16 AM
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any way of getting some plans for that little pitts MaGraw
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:17 AM
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ORIGINAL: pilottangocharlie

any way of getting some plans for that little pitts MaGraw
The plans are available for download from the MSN group [link=http://groups.msn.com/12Aalltheway]1/2A All the Way[/link]. You may need to register to access the plans area, but membership is free. PLANS are located in the Document area.
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:26 AM
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ORIGINAL: Quick****w MaGraw

I did run out of fuselage sheeting as cut from plans on the top of the turtle deck and around the rudder.
To avoid this problem:

Glue the balsa strips to the sheeting first.
Then join the 2 halfs of the fuselage sheeting (*) at the top centerline before you glue the sheeting over the frame.
Trim the bottom of the formers to fit the sheeting.

I posted a few pics in older posts that show the fuselage frame and the top sheeting before they are glued together.

Hope this will help a little.

(*) glue with CA over wax paper (Oracover backing)
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Old 03-01-2007, 10:07 PM
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What a little cutie. One of the nicest I have seen in years!!!
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hi i downloade the plans and printed them are the plans full size or do i need to enlarge them
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Default RE: Pitts Special .010

I'm also interested in building this plane, but need a little help with converting the mm balsa sizes to standard measurements.

Any help would be greatly appreciated:

4mm x 4mm =
3mm =
1mm =
1.5mm =
.6mm =
1.6mm =
3mm x 3mm =

Thanks all in advance!!!
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Oops, I can't paste code into this form. Never mind.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:27 PM
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Open Notepad.

Paste all of the code below into it.

Save the file as "conversion-calculator.html" on your hard drive (without the .txt ending).

Open your browser and click "File > Open File..."

Browse to the file you just made, open it and Bookmark it.

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Old 04-02-2007, 09:27 PM
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You can't get exact equivalents, but here's the closest in sizes that you will be able to find.

4mm x 4mm = 5/32" stick
3mm = 1/8"
1mm = 1/32"
1.5mm = 1/16"
.6mm = 1/32"
1.6mm = 1/16"
3mm x 3mm = 1/8" stick

Here's a link to a mm to fractional inches calculator that I wrote, if you want to do more sizes. http://www.missionwings.com/mtoimp.asp

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are the plans full size do i need to enlarge them thanks you for any help
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ORIGINAL: brocja01

I'm also interested in building this plane, but need a little help with converting the mm balsa sizes to standard measurements.

Any help would be greatly appreciated:

4mm x 4mm =
3mm =
1mm =
1.5mm =
.6mm =
1.6mm =
3mm x 3mm =

Thanks all in advance!!!
1 inch = 25.4mm

Google "unical" or "unical.exe" - it is incredibly handy.
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Old 04-04-2007, 02:48 PM
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ORIGINAL: gabe200

are the plans full size do i need to enlarge them thanks you for any help
The PDF plans are saved at full scale.
So........If you print the plans on the right paper size -or the 100 % setting of the Acrobat Reader- they are full scale.

If you printed the plans at the right size and still think that the plane is too small, you are facing a real challenge
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Old 04-04-2007, 09:09 PM
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I'd love those plans too! Unfortunatley I didn't give 1/2a All the Way the right birth date and now they want my credit card # to verfy that I'm an adult. I refuse to give them my credit card # !!!!!!!! - sheesh. I guess I will never be joining that site.

Rain Dave what is that stuff you posted? Is it the plans?

It would be great if someone could post the plans here on this site.
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It asked you for a credit card? Try signing up with a different name. If I could make the documents folder available to everyone without having to sign up, I would.

Unfortunately, you can't post a PDF file here.
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I don't remember why I didn't sign on but I do remember that at the time they wanted too much personal info.
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This is all they ask for with a Hotmail account.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:35 AM
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They want my credit card because I didn't want to give out my birth date so I just thew somthing in there. Now they think I'm under 18 and the only way they give to verify is giving them my credit card info which I'm not giving!!!

Now that they have my email and think I'm under 18 I guess I can't clear it up...

They really shouldn't ask for a persons birthdate anyway and they sure shouldn't ask for my credit card!

I'll give it one more try.......
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Hello All:

I won't go to the MSN 1/2a site either. They want too much info that is none of their %#$&*(* business. I also don't trust the security of any site run by Microsoft after the fiasco with the insecurity of their "MS Passport" logins. I deal with their partner net and it it is bizarre the inability to edit / change or update the profile they require you to have, in a timely or simple manner. Each time I have to go on wastes more than 30 minutes.

So if you can post to any site EXCEPT MSN I will go there. Posting to MSN is just putting stuff in a black hole as far as I am concerned.

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They want no more information than RCU does when you sign up. If I had set it up on Yahoo or any of the other free sites, then you'd need to submit the same info.

OK, I think were taking supagloo's thread off topic. Let's leave the MSN thing alone.
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Bipe et al

You are right. It is off topic and my rant was out of place.

Possibly ptulmer will host the pdf in the untested or tested section of his site.

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