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Old 12-28-2019, 09:47 PM
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Does anyone know the name of that cross like symbol you see on a lot of the "stik" planes? I want to put them on my lucky stick but can't find any....I imagine I could guess and trace them out but I was hoping to find one online or pick some up at a hobby store.
Old 12-29-2019, 01:41 AM
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Also called a Maltese Cross. I have an ugly stick and a couple times got comments like, "Why is there a Swastika on your plane?". Dingbats. No, it's NOT a swastika!

I have made a cardboard pattern using a compass. Then cut it out of Monokote.
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Major Decals - Industrial Etching, Inc. / Northeast Screen Graphics - Manufacturers of Fine Etched and Silk Screen Printed Products Any sign shop should be able to cut them out of vinyl.
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Thanks guys for the name...there are plenty of examples online that I could print out and use to do a cut out on monokote. I'm actually now leaning on using a different symbol. Thanks again.
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The reason for the crosses is that the Fokker Eindecker fighters were a loose inspiration for the design. A butt ugly real plane that flew pretty well led to a butt ugly model plane that flies superbly!
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And I just noticed last night that I made mine uglier by using two different shades of red monocote. Oh well...I'm a beginner....you live and learn!
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Sticks should be ugly. It's your beater plane, meant to be flown until it falls apart. They don't even look right to me until there are a couple of patches on them.
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I'm glad you said that....I didn't build this plane to be in pristine shape....I figure I will learn on it(along with a kadet I just finished)….everything is straight and plumb...but I didn't sand the heck out of it or spend a lot of time making the monokote look perfect. Like you said...gonna be my beater plane. Come to think of it...I could have tried my best and it wouldn't look perfect as putting on monokote takes some practice!
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Originally Posted by ho2zoo View Post
I have an ugly stick and a couple times got comments like, "Why is there a Swastika on your plane?". Dingbats. No, it's NOT a swastika!
Somebody actually asked you that? I would have replied that it's none of your business. A guy at one field I used to fly at had a ducted fan Me-262 with a swazi. Like this plane but it was ivory in color.

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Originally Posted by AllModesR/C View Post
Somebody actually asked you that? I would have replied that it's none of your business. A guy at one field I used to fly at had a ducted fan Me-262 with a swazi. Like this plane but it was ivory in color.

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