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Old 08-26-2002, 05:35 PM
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Default what defines scale?

As a newbee, I have built several planes the largest being a super skybolt with a 120 os engine. My question is, how do you define scale? What does 1/2, 1/4, ect. really mean? Being a new guy, I hope this isn't one of those really dumb questions. I have plans to build a senior telemaster, where does that and its smaller model the 40 telemaster fall in the scale scale?
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Old 08-26-2002, 05:41 PM
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Default The only stupid question is the one unasked.

There are many definitions and varying degrees of scale.

In simple terms (I like things simple), scale is about making a model that mimics a 'real' (full scale) aircraft. For example, 1/4 scale means the model is literally 4 times smaller than the real one being copied.

I don't believe there is a real Telemaster so, it's hard to determine what 'scale' it is. You might argue that a 1/5 scale pilot looks to be the right size for the cockpit so your senior telemaster is 1/5 scale.

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