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Old 03-20-2016, 02:21 PM
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I am getting ready to start building a Midwest Strikemaster from plans and an older magazine article that I found on the net. Besides just figuring it out from the plans does anyone know of a materials list of types and sizes of wood to use for this construction? thanks for any insight.
Old 03-21-2016, 08:24 AM
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Sorry, don't have a materials list but got excited because the airplane reminds me of the all foam equivalent or - at least resemblance to - the Midwest Attacker of which I was rather fond of. Just a thought - the Airtronics Jetfire .20 and .40 were similar designs (with the exception of a constant chord vs. tapered wing) being a shoulder wing and forward canopy; perhaps the .40 size Jetfire materials list would give you some ideas?

In any event would really like to see pictures of it when completed.

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Old 03-21-2016, 06:01 PM
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Thanks, I'll look up a jetfire and see what that kit shows. I plan on adding some pictures as I work on the project, not really a build article just progress as I go.
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I just set the plans on the floor and use a scratch pad and ruler to figure out the wood needed, both size and type. It's my least favorite part of building but I don't rush it, I take several days just looking and writing down what is needed. I also double the wood order. After a couple builds I build what I think of as a free plane from the left overs.I have never had a plans build that came with a bill of lading.
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I built one of these from a Midwest kit so many years ago. It had an OS.40FSR in the nose and was kitted during a time when balsa was in demand for ships. The wood was horrible and very heavy. It did go together well and flew beautifully if you didn't have a lot of throw on the elevator. This would cause it to snap at the top of a loop. Originally this was a plan from RC/Modeller magazine. Do a search and I believe the plans are still available even though the magazine is dead. They would have all the wood sizes and even a copy of the original build article.
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Generally, if the plans are complete, then each wood size will be shown. You just go through the plans and write down all the different wood thicknesses you need. You'll also need to measure how long the pieces are so that you can order the correct lengths. Almost always, you can use 3-foot stock and splice for the longer pieces. Other times, you can purchase 4-foot stock. Just remember that with sheets the wider they are, the more they cost. Same for the longer wood. Sometimes, the price difference can be dramatic, and you'll be better-off using smaller stock and joining them to make the larger stock you need. It's all part of the building process.
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Is this helpful?
http://www.eurekaaircraft.com/plan_k...rikemaster.htm

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