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    plans how toos

    ok i might not b in right forum,but i have a friend whos looking to up scale a 60 class plans to 1/4 scale. now does he just get plans blown up or does he have to go some other way? i know theres a formula to this madness lol just wasnt sure on whole idea .if anybody knows please let me know thanks

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    RE: plans how toos

    First off we need to know is it a model of a full size scale plane & if so what
    scale are the plans drawn to (1/8th, 1/6th, 1/5th, ect) or just a 60 sized sport
    plane. If it is just a sport plane, what size engine does he want to power it with?
    Once the variables are know suggestions can be made.

    I recently had a set of 1/4 scale Bud Nosen plans enlarged to 1/3rd scale, to do
    this they had to be enlarged 133%, this was done by: plansplotter@yahoo.com
    once you know which direction to go send him an e-mail and he will estimate what
    the cost would be.

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    RE: plans how toos

    Just have him remember, that the wood sizes will scale as well, and will probably NOT be standard sizes. It is dooable, just not real easy.

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    RE: plans how toos

    no its a rc model 60 class looking to build up into a gasser around 80 inch wing span.it also has foam core wings ,also how do u go about canopy and cowling? i cant remember name of plane ill find out today and get back to u guys

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    RE: plans how toos

    If you look at the different plans services you may just find the plans for the plane you are looking for in the size you want. It's often as not cheaper just to buy the plans. Who is going to cut the foam cores for you? I'm the worst foam cutter I have ever seen so when I see plans calling for foam cores I avoid them. I have used Kinko's to enlarge plans for me. The wood does also go up in size but that isn't a big problem. Most the time the same size wood used in a 60 size plane will work for the bigger plane. You just have to use your head and think about it during the build and use the size you think is required. For things like canopy's and cowls you can look in magazines for ARFs of the same plane that is clost to the same size and buy there replacement parts. I also use Fiberglass Specialities for parts. Finding an ARF that will work is a lot cheaper though. What you want to do isn't a big deal but I don't have a local foam cutter so it wouldn't be my choice of plane. I did have some good cutters before I moved but that's a thing of the past.
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    RE: plans how toos

    ok i found it its a routan quicky 1/4 scale now looking to go to 1/3 scale

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    RE: plans how toos

    ORIGINAL: extra person

    ok i found it its a routan quicky 1/4 scale now looking to go to 1/3 scale

    Multiply the current plans by 133%. Now having said that if the plans are already
    36" wide that will make them 48" wide. Get in touch with Dennis through the above
    mentioned e-mail and he will get you going toward the enlargement, he is able to print
    up to 42" wide and is very good at what he does, I for one am a very happy customer.
    As stated above you will also have to do some resizing on the materials used in the
    original plans, not a hard thing to do if you have scratch built before, just round up or
    down to the nearest size balsa, spruce, plywood availalble through your chosen suppliers.
    I can recommend 2 very good foam core cutting specialist, Don @ Eureka Aircraft in Arkansas,
    www.eurekaaircraft.com and Bob At Flying Foam: www.flyingfoam.com/launch.html, both
    are very good with foam cutting and very reasonable on pricing.

    Contact Dennis: plansplotter@yahoo.com
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    RE: plans how toos

    thankyou i will do that and again thankyou very much for the info


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