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Old 07-22-2018, 06:43 AM
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I trace the parts onto plain paper. I tape the paper to white poster board paper and cut them out. Now I have poster board templets of all my parts for later repairs or another build. Be sure to label each part for the plane and what part it is. I have templates for about a dozen planes now. I used to use a flat bed scanner and printer for the paper parts, but flat bed scanners are getting hard to find. Scanned at 300dpi and print at 300dpi and the size was perfect. I've heard that you can lay the copy, print side down on the wood and wipe with acetone and it will transfer the ink to the wood. Good luck, the rewards are great. You arrive at the field with something different and people gather and ask 'What it that?'. But be perpaired, scratch building IS EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!