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Old 04-16-2006, 11:46 AM
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Default RE: Transavia PL-12 (Airtruk) build

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Where can I get the plans for this aircraft? I wouls love the challenge to build this one.
Frank J. Marcie Jr. < [email protected] >

He drew the plans for me. It is a 40 size plane and the plane was designed to use Bluebird servos (smaller than HiTec 85, but as (or more) powerful ).

The plans are CAD drawn, so a different size plane should be no problem. If you decide to get the plans and build it, let me know. There are a couple of areas on the plane that you will need to pay special attention to.
Old 04-16-2006, 11:59 AM
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Campy,

How did yours fly? My buddy just painted his - as soon as he get servos and install he will fly it. Thanks.

Dan
I have done a second one, but not flown it yet. The original one flew pretty much like a cross between a trainer and a sport plane.

I had a couple of problems with the first one - squirelly on the ground and weak booms.

I THINK I have the squirelly part fixed. I widened the mains some and raked them back to provide more distance between the mains and the nose wheel.

The booms I was going to fix over the winter, but a nose over on take off broke the booms and bent the 2-56 pushrods in the booms where it would be more trouble than it was worth to try and get them out. Wound up doing new wings and decided to just redo the whole thing so I could widen the mains out. With the booms I really re-enforced the section at the trailing edge (the weak link ) with carbon fiber on all 4 sides of that rib. I also used nyrod for the pushrods to avoid any more bent pushrod problems. Hopefully that SHOULD fix the problems.

I am looking forward to getting her maidened (again).
Old 07-11-2009, 09:36 PM
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Default RE: Transavia PL-12 (Airtruk) build

Is there a plan available for the Airtruck? Any Size would be welcome.
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Old 09-07-2009, 01:25 AM
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Default RE: Transavia PL-12 (Airtruk) build

love this build. I am not an rc flyer but I am a Free flight modeler. I was wondering if you had a 3 view or something for this plane? The planes that I make generally are not bigger than 24" span so a plan for 100+" is huge.

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Old 05-10-2010, 02:41 AM
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Hi Guy's,Thank's Sluf7 for the photo's of CJU  they bring back alot of memories for me,i did alot of work to clean this airtruk up as it was just left outside in a bad way,i had intended to buy it to fly again but negotiation's with the owner broke down,i am now in contact with the new owner and yes this airtruk has been reregistered and is well on the way to flying again,fo any of the other guy's out there wanting airtruk plan's i have just got some of new zealand aeroproducts and i will be starting a build very soon,also for airtruk fan's i have started the transavia airtruk enthusiasts group on facebook so drop in and have a look,a few photo's and info on the airtruk's
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:02 PM
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Hi Guys. I am trying to get a copy a Transavia airtruk plan. I can't get in touch with New Zealand aero products, so I was wondering if anyone can help me out with a copy.

Cheers, Andrew.
Old 05-03-2012, 07:14 PM
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Hi there,i am new zealand based and mad keen on the airtruk,i have a plan but can also contact nz aeroproducts to sorce a plan,also have heaps of photo's of airtruks if this helps

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Old 05-03-2012, 08:04 PM
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Hi Airtruk.

PM sent.

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:58 PM
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Default RE: Transavia PL-12 (Airtruk) build

Hi. I'm looking to build a R/C Airtruk. If anybody has plans, for the real thing or scaled sown plans for an R/C plans, I would be much obliged. Thanks. John
Old 10-31-2012, 05:14 PM
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Hi John.

If you send an email to [email protected] he can help you out with 1/4 scale plans.
Old 12-28-2013, 05:53 PM
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Dear Campy,

By chance, is there an ins ruction manual for these Airtruk pans?

Thanks,

Patrick
Old 11-18-2017, 08:22 AM
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Anyone know if New Zealand Aero is still in business, Iím looking for information on their kits, specifically the Airtruck. Any current information on how to get a hold of them would be greatly appreciated.
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Default Anyone still looking for plans, nzap giant scale type?

Been a while since the last post and was encouraged to try to copy my old 30 year old 5 plan set, turns out it was better to hand trace them out. Anyone interested? Word of caution, the printer required from a pdf is going to spit out 3 sheets about 7 ft long and 34Ē wide, the wing sheets are 48Ē long.
hit me up on the post if interested.
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Originally Posted by scotty302
Been a while since the last post and was encouraged to try to copy my old 30 year old 5 plan set, turns out it was better to hand trace them out. Anyone interested? Word of caution, the printer required from a pdf is going to spit out 3 sheets about 7 ft long and 34Ē wide, the wing sheets are 48Ē long.
hit me up on the post if interested.
I'd like to see a sample of these plans and the finished model built from them.
Power requirements?

Thanks

Lom
Old 05-31-2023, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by lomcevoc
I'd like to see a sample of these plans and the finished model built from them.
Power requirements?

Thanks

Lom
So far itís been been an extremely long project build and has been on hiatus for a while. Got about 90% of the plane built, started on the fiberglasssing when it came to a stop, partially due to not having sufficient room to build or store it until recently. While on Facebook, was asked again if I had the plans and could I get a copy. The only thing I had a problem with is the copyright stamp and the copy place not able to perform because of this. Havenít heard any word from either of the names listed on the plans and made a go of doing a hand drawn copy using a large sheet of tempered glass and a work light underneath, was able to flatten out the 30+ yr old plans and get the dimensions lined up so the plane will turn out straight. As I said huge, is an understatement. Seeing if anyone would like to attempt a build of this.






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Old 06-17-2023, 03:36 AM
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Do you have the plans that I can scan or the PDF files?
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Old 06-19-2023, 01:23 PM
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If you want to sell them please let me know.
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Old 07-11-2023, 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexGuz
If you want to sell them please let me know.
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Hey Alex, I havenít checked my email for a bit, didnít see the notice till now. I have all 5 pdf files and had 2 copies of the full sized plans but the copy place charged almost an arm and a leg for the plan set due to the size. I could sell the full size set as to cover the $60 print fee from here or if you have a printer large enough to print them on your end. These plans are huge, figure 120 inch wingspan and when I translated the originals onto graph paper, it greatly ensured that the plans were lined up properly and made sure the dimensions were correct by all accounts. Let me know and Iíll send the pdf directly to you. The plane builds up rather easily but felt it took a lumber yard worth of balsa and spruce spars and ended up with little room to accommodate the true size of the plane, so mine got just so far and is mostly collecting dust.
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I sent you a PM with my eMail.
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