ORIGINAL: Tom Nied
What or where is the best way to get a full size plan of a Sterling Ringmaster S-1?
I am glad you asked about S-1 plans. The original Ringmaster kits did not include a set of plans but rather only had a set of building instructions.
A couple of years ago Gabriele Marci' drew up a set of plans for free distribution. The plans are public domain and can be used to print out full sized plans at you local copy shop and/or office supply store. Some people have also had them printed by a blue print company or by an engineering firm. If you build from these plans you will have an Old Time legal S-1 Ringmaster. They show all the parts full sized and are "modernized" with adjustable leadouts, weight box and some internal wing changes such as bell crank mounting. Gabriele's plans are in metric dimensions but Pat King kindly converted them to english measurements and did some of the modernizing. If you want a copy of the file for metric plans, email me and I will send you a copy attached to my reply. Build your Ringmaster light to have a great flying model!!
I have attached the pdf file version of Pat's english measurement plans to this post. This file should print out a full sized plan which is nominally a 44" by 24" sheet when printed using 100% for the size setting. Just click the "Attachment" next to the plans photo below. You can also download the file from this link: [link=http://controlline.org.uk/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=9412]5th RM Fly-A-Thon[/link]