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Old 04-20-2012, 03:32 AM
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after seeing several questions and discussions about pilot size I made up a chart that I think might be useful.

<colgroup><col span="2" width="30" style="width: 23pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1097" /><col width="54" style="width: 41pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 1974" /><col width="20" style="width: 15pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 731" /><col width="64" style="width: 48pt" /><col width="78" style="width: 59pt; mso-width-source: userset; mso-width-alt: 2852" /><col span="8" width="64" style="width: 48pt" /></colgroup>
1 : 1 Full Size Person Height Scale Size Pilot in Inches
1/3 1/3.5 1/4 1/4.5 1/5 1/5.3 1/5.5 1/6 1/6.5
Ft. In. Foot Decimal Equiv. 4.000 3.428 3.000 2.660 2.400 2.250 2.180 2.000 1.840
6 0 6.00 24.00 20.57 18.00 15.96 14.40 13.50 13.08 12.00 11.04 = 1 ft.
5 11 5.91 23.64 20.26 17.73 15.72 14.18 13.30 12.88 11.82 10.87
5 10 5.82 23.28 19.95 17.46 15.48 13.97 13.10 12.69 11.64 10.71
5 9 5.75 23.00 19.71 17.25 15.30 13.80 12.94 12.54 11.50 10.58
5 8 5.66 22.64 19.40 16.98 15.06 13.58 12.74 12.34 11.32 10.41
5 7 5.58 22.32 19.13 16.74 14.84 13.39 12.56 12.16 11.16 10.27
5 6 5.50 22.00 18.85 16.50 14.63 13.20 12.38 11.99 11.00 10.12
5 5 5.41 21.64 18.55 16.23 14.39 12.98 12.17 11.79 10.82 9.95
5 4 5.33 21.32 18.27 15.99 14.18 12.79 11.99 11.62 10.66 9.81
5 3 5.25 21.00 18.00 15.75 13.97 12.60 11.81 11.45 10.50 9.66
5 2 5.16 20.64 17.69 15.48 13.73 12.38 11.61 11.25 10.32 9.49
5 1 5.08 20.32 17.41 15.24 13.51 12.19 11.43 11.07 10.16 9.35
5 0 5.00 20.00 17.14 15.00 13.30 12.00 11.25 10.90 10.00 9.20
5 0 5.00 120.00 102.84 90.00 79.80 72.00 67.50 65.40 60.00 55.20

Sorry about the bottom line .I have no idea where that came from,probably a typo when I was setting up the chart.



Old 04-20-2012, 04:44 AM
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Job well done!
Old 04-20-2012, 04:51 AM
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:13 PM
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Well that chart is nice but I think it's not entirely correct. I have a 1/5 scale TF mustang with finished cockpit and a 1/6 scale pilot of 12" tall is all that will fit in it and look right, thats with full dress chute and all. Others have said the same thing.Leroy
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Close enough.. Dude put alot of work into this.. Let's not cut it down already


Old 04-25-2012, 11:25 PM
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Well that chart is nice but I think it's not entirely correct. I have a 1/5 scale TF mustang with finished cockpit and a 1/6 scale pilot of 12'' tall is all that will fit in it and look right, thats with full dress chute and all. Others have said the same thing.Leroy
Part of the problem is that your 1/5 scale TF Mustang is actually 1/5.25 scale. As the Mustang has a span of 37 feet (444 inches) a 1/5 scale Mustang would be 88.8 inches rather than the 84.5 inches of the TF bird. The TF airplane is not exactly precision scale either and that may also be a contributing factor.
Old 04-26-2012, 04:22 AM
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Well that chart is nice but I think it's not entirely correct.
Actually, the chart IS entirely correct. Because the right size pilot doesn't fit in your plane doesn't make simple math wrong, it makes the plane wrong.
Old 04-26-2012, 06:59 AM
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Of course the chat is correct. The planes are wrong. They almost always are. The chart is a good guide as to what size to look for as a starter. This doesn't guarantee a perfect fit by any means.
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Hey Bob, I'm still working on getting a business plan built so I can secure the loan to start that business we talked about at Mac's last summer.. you're still in right!? It was your idea remember!
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Well that chart is nice but I think it's not entirely correct.
Actually, the chart IS entirely correct. Because the right size pilot doesn't fit in your plane doesn't make simple math wrong, it makes the plane wrong.
I stand corrected, I worded that comment wrong and your math is good and yes it is the plane. Nice of you to do the chart because there are actually some scale planes out there.

There are those trying to figure out what pilot to get that will fit and look right for what they have, I know, I all ready have been there. Thank you Leroy
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Ya man! Let me know when you are ready to open ! lol
Old 04-26-2012, 11:29 AM
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Well that chart is nice but I think it's not entirely correct. I have a 1/5 scale TF mustang with finished cockpit and a 1/6 scale pilot of 12'' tall is all that will fit in it and look right, thats with full dress chute and all. Others have said the same thing.Leroy
Part of the problem is that your 1/5 scale TF Mustang is actually 1/5.25 scale. As the Mustang has a span of 37 feet (444 inches) a 1/5 scale Mustang would be 88.8 inches rather than the 84.5 inches of the TF bird. The TF airplane is not exactly precision scale either and that may also be a contributing factor.
Chad when I devided 37 ft. by 5 I get 7 ft. 4" which makes this bird more scale than most of them out there. There is mothing wrong with my math.but lets not make a big issue out of it OK. Leroy
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Well that chart is nice but I think it's not entirely correct. I have a 1/5 scale TF mustang with finished cockpit and a 1/6 scale pilot of 12'' tall is all that will fit in it and look right, thats with full dress chute and all. Others have said the same thing.Leroy
Part of the problem is that your 1/5 scale TF Mustang is actually 1/5.25 scale. As the Mustang has a span of 37 feet (444 inches) a 1/5 scale Mustang would be 88.8 inches rather than the 84.5 inches of the TF bird. The TF airplane is not exactly precision scale either and that may also be a contributing factor.
Chad when I devided 37 ft. by 5 I get 7 ft. 4'' which makes this bird more scale than most of them out there. There is mothing wrong with my math.but lets not make a big issue out of it OK. Leroy
I was simply stating facts Leroy. Not sure what I said that made you think I was making a big issue out of anything but that's not what was intended. And I'm not sure how the wing span of the TF kit has anything to do with its scale fidelity.
Old 04-26-2012, 07:25 PM
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My first comment was baised on the scale of the plane versus the scale of a pilot that has some revelance to my comment that is all. I stand corrected on that and explained, end of story.

We are both right in the math department, yours was in inches mine was in feet and this is not going any further. Never intended to hurt feelings or rile anyone.Leroy
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Those words that Chad shared on the thread were full of sincerity and good intentions.. not contempt.. Nobody here has so much as fluffed their feathers about this..

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