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Paragon from plans . . .Q's

Old 09-11-2005, 11:49 AM
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Greetings fellows, Through the kindness of one you fellow modelers I have been given a set of plans and Inst. for the Paragon which shall be my first attempt to build from such. I have a couple of questions for you:

The plans/Inst. do not include a 'bill of materials' . . . before I spend a few hours calculating what to order, Might one of you have compiled such a list? Does anyone recomend a wood supplier above others?

Question #2: Is there any source for a clear canopy around?

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Old 09-25-2005, 07:07 PM
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Did you start the Paragon?
Old 09-27-2005, 04:05 PM
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SoCal Guy, not yet. Why?
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Old 09-27-2005, 06:45 PM
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Your question #2. I'll have to check.
Old 09-27-2005, 10:35 PM
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Rick, you're going to find that the wood isn't consistent and it pays to select to cut various parts from various sheets to get the proper strength and lightness for each part. Ribs can all be cut from more or less random sheets but fuselage sides need to be made from properley selected wood.

All of which is to say that you should go shopping for good wood and just happen to build the Paragon from the supply of wood you happen to have. The excess wood won't go to waste as hopefully you'll be capitvated by the whole experience and a second and future build projects will ensue.

If you know how to shop for good wood at the LHS then you can "trim" the material list a bit but if you order from someone like Lone Star or others then you want to buy about 30 to 50% more than you think you need to allow the wood to be selected in the course of the building..... at least that's how I would do it.
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Bruce, LHS????
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Hi Joe, Glad to hear from you. . . LHS . . . brain dead Rick
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