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Old 05-01-2021, 05:42 AM
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GT,

The PDFs should be 100% size. Just make sure they print to actual size.

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Old 05-01-2021, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Viper Driver View Post
GT,

The PDFs should be 100% size. Just make sure they print to actual size.

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Hmmm, when I printed the pdfs on 8.5 x 11 sheets on my printer the scale measured only 7/32" = 1"
Old 05-08-2021, 06:33 AM
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I would check your print settings and make sure it isn’t set to fit the page. If you check the page properties you can see the actual page size. I can’t remember off the top of my head, but I believe they are all 36 inches wide.
Old 05-08-2021, 08:42 AM
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Actually Jeff, I did that. Thru experimentation at home I determined that they needed to be scaled up to 435%. When I took the files to Kinko’s they confirmed that the files printed out at 8.5 x 11. They scaled them up to 435% and the dimensions were within 1/64th. 433% might have been closer, but at $9 a sheet I didn’t feel like experimenting. I got 2 sets printed. Cost was $123.

Am i the only one who has reported that the files they got didn’t print out to full size?
Old 05-10-2021, 05:47 AM
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I printed out mine out at Kinkos (now Fed-Ex) full size, no problem. I also printed them out at 87% for a 110 sized version. Something must of hiccuped in the file size?
Glad you managed to get them printed. Hoping to see Jeff’s new design available soon 👍
Old 07-05-2021, 01:47 PM
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Jeff, I got the Eureka short kit, and balsa for the build and am cruising right along on the build. One question;
Where did you get your 3/8" stab tube? I'm having trouble finding one online.

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The stab tube is 7/16” from F3A Unlimited. I believe one of the views on the plans may be in error showing 3/8, sorry for the confusion.

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Thanks Jeff for confirming. F3A Unlimited was the only place I could find one that small.

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Old 07-15-2021, 01:15 PM
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Jeff,
In post #35 you state: "The fuselage is about ready to seperate from the jig. The last steps before I do that are to install the landing gear plate and attach the fin."

if the fuselage is glued-up and ready to be separated, how do you slide the landing gear plate into the 2 slots in former F5?

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Never mind...
My bad. Now is see in the first photo in post #46 that you cut the former to allow it to slip down instead of laterally.
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I am happy you figured it out. I was trying to remember exactly what I had done there.
Old 08-05-2021, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Viper Driver View Post
I do, I drew it in TurboCad. PM your email address and I will send it to you.

Jeff
Hello Jeff
I have read about your self build Pattern plane "Lightning" in the german forum RC-NETWORK.DE first. Very impressiv! I am looking for such a project next wintertime. I am very well equipped with CNC Styro cutter and a little CNC-mill.
I would appriciate, if I can get the plans for the LIGHTNING from you, as PDF or better as a TurboCad-File. I am also working with this CAD.

Many thanks that you share your experience and knowledge with other modellers.

Best regards from Switzerland
Daniel
Old 09-26-2021, 01:27 PM
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Question for anyone who has completed this build:

in post #100 we see that Jeff has attached the stab adjuster to the inside of the root rib, however in post #333 the image showing the elevator servos, I see no access to the adjuster screw.

How did you solve this?
Old 09-27-2021, 06:47 AM
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I made small holes in the stabilizer skin, just big enough that the allen wrench fits through and inserts into the adjuster screw. They are so small they don't show up in the photos very well.
Old 09-27-2021, 11:55 AM
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Thanks, Jeff. Just before I read this I saw in another build thread the small holes for the adjusters.
Did you build any support for the 1/8 aluminum rod into the fuselage? If you did, I missed it.
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can you send me the lighting planes im waiting on bruce to send me the short kit

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