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Old 10-03-2008, 10:48 PM
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I am looking for a set of plans for an Aichi Val. Willing of course to pay or also trade some I have.
These are hard to fine. Thanks so much for the help. BTW An Aichi Grace would be a good substitute. For anyone interested I finally got my Royal Oscar cut entirely from Foam and Glassed.
Retracts are being made now.

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Old 10-04-2008, 07:51 AM
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I can remember someone recently building one at one of the biggie forums.

Have you tried going to RCSCALEBUILDER or RCGroups and investigate therein?


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Old 10-04-2008, 09:44 AM
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If you're ok with building one with a .46 here's a plan, very nice by the way and if you want it bigger just scale and modify as necessary. Good luck and keep us posted I love this bird.

http://www.mfv-oederan.de/download/Warbirds2WK.htm
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RCU member Baldeagle recently built one from his own drawings. I think his thread can be found right here in the scratch building forum. Not sure if he is willing to offer plans or not but it can't hurt to ask.

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Old 10-04-2008, 05:20 PM
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I think I sold Baldeagle some stuff........That might help.

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Old 10-04-2008, 06:09 PM
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BTW this is an OT: I have Cad drawings of a Firebrand in two sizes. 74" and 82". A friend did the design and they are made to hotwire from Foam. If anyone is interested give me a shout.
Still in the hunt for the Val. Many thanks friends.

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Old 10-04-2008, 08:26 PM
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I have the same 3 views. I'll keep on plugging! The Model would not open. If you can open it send it to my email........Many thanks.

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Old 10-05-2008, 04:20 PM
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Problem solved: I found some very accurate 3 views on the net and a relative is going to scan them and put them on a CD so that the line quality of the enlargement will be crisp and not look like a drunk worm. Thanks for all the help fellows.

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Hey Tar heal - I had the same problem finding Val plans. Started my own on sketchup, then found a good set on Wattflyer-warbirds-page 20. (Some guy in Belgium I think).
The link is about half way down the screen "Orionrider". His plans are for a 60 size, but I'm building mine for my little os 25 w/ 48" wing. Must finish Heinkel 123 for my os 46 first.
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I just saw this thread.

Here is a copy of the quality three view you can get by buying the Maru Mechanic for the Val.

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Those are far better. Whats the link to maru mechanic? Mine did not work.

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Bill,

I sent you a PM.

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Bill,

New High Resolution TIFF's have been e-mailed to you.

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Hi everybody,

since this is an older thread, there might be no interest in the achi left?!
Iam currently building/prototyping a 1/6th d3a1 (earlier version) of the val as a cad designed wood kit. Feel free to ask and comment in my building thread here at rcu.

Cheers,
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