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Old 09-02-2018, 05:58 AM
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I would like to build a biplane.
does anyone have a source for plans of typical sport style biplanes, or have a plan set they would sell me ?. looking for a big plane,... at least 5 foot wingspan. build complexity is not an issue,... I am an accomplished builder with every wood working tool imaginable and have read blueprints (some so big you roll them up and carry them on your shoulder) all my life on my job. I have a couple sets right now, Astro Bipe, Ultimate, but am always looking for others to consider.
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What about a bi plane like the Weeks Solution or the Solution X modeled after Kermit weeks?
I have built and flown 7 of them it's a great airplane.
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Check this link out ..free plans to download and have printed somewhere.. HUNDREDS to choose from.

https://outerzone.co.uk/search/resul...eyword=biplane
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Try the AMA. They have a lot of plans.
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I have plans for the 1984 TOC Reed Falcon. At one point I took them to Fed Ex Kinkos to have them scanned and found it cost prohibitive. Anyone have a lower cost option?
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I have plans for the 1984 TOC Reed Falcon. At one point I took them to Fed Ex Kinkos to have them scanned and found it cost prohibitive. Anyone have a lower cost option?
find an architectural design firm. they are accustomed to copying large prints. I had a few boat plans copied and enlarged for the few dollars that the vellum cost in the past. most of them have a copier that can handle 5 or 6 ft. wide sheets. if I may ask,....what did Kinkos want to make copies ? IRC, a few years ago, I had a 1/2A F1 Rivets plan (Sump'n Else) that I printed off the internet expanded to 56" wingspan at a Kinkos near me, for around 18 bucks.
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For anything larger then 4 they wanted 74.00 per sheet.
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holy molly,..... yeah, that's crazy !..... there's just no reason for it be that much ! I wonder if maybe that Kinko's has to export work that large (?) I would think they all have the same capabilities,.....but maybe not.
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I think it has to do with the time it takes to download the file from the scanner and export it to the printer. I got the impression that they weren't working with state of the art equipment.
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I think it has to do with the time it takes to download the file from the scanner and export it to the printer. I got the impression that they weren't working with state of the art equipment.
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You could not go wrong with Chuck Cunningham's original Lazy Ace - the 76" version, from RCM magazine. Plans are available on the web as well as *bay. Great fun to build and more than fun to fly.
I've built three.
Good luck
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DRCRAIG, I m leaning towards that plane in the 76 inch size !.
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Originally Posted by speedracerntrixie View Post
I have plans for the 1984 TOC Reed Falcon. At one point I took them to Fed Ex Kinkos to have them scanned and found it cost prohibitive. Anyone have a lower cost option?
You can just take a picture of the plans with your phone. I was told there is a phone app made to turn your phone into a scanner. It will square it up and some even convert to a doc, or pdf. I have not tried it yet, just thought it would be pretty affordable... FREE
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Not a bad idea, I wish I would have known. I just sent the only clean copy I had to Marcelo Colombo.I may give this a try with the set that I still have that were cut up during construction of the airplane.
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How about a three in one, low wing, parasol, & biplane, all using the same fuselage and 2 sets of wings.
This was designed and drawn by the late Jerry Behrens, it is called the JB Special.


I think I have the plans scan on file, and :Hemi-Killer" here on RCU can print them up for you at a very reasonable cost.


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Lots of great possibilities. There is an old Ziroli Pitts from RCM, plan file available on Outerzone. For similar scale, but not the familiar Pitts, I have plans, construction article and fiberglass cowl for a 1/4 scale Smith Miniplane which were originally from this source...
Smith Miniplane(s) - Leisure Rc Models

It has a 51 inch span and won quite a few contests back in the day. The website doesn't tell you, but the fuse has been narrowed slightly for performance on the 60 size engines in use at the time.

Let me know if you are interested. I'd let it all go for much less than the original price.

Jim
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I have always been a fan of the Aeromaster bipe.
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Originally Posted by DRCRAIG View Post
You could not go wrong with Chuck Cunningham's original Lazy Ace - the 76" version, from RCM magazine. Plans are available on the web as well as *bay. Great fun to build and more than fun to fly.
I've built three.
Good luck
I like the look of it too Dr.
I have a 25cc brushcutter engine I am converting to spark ignition/ petrol and modifying to run on AvGas.
Do you think this size engine is big enough for the 76 inch version? Or should I scale it down a bit?
I have other builds in the front of me, so this is only dreaming stuff at this early stage.

Jim.
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Jim - I would expect the 25cc to do fine. I have read about several guys using the Zenoah 23 with good success.
Have a happy Thanksgiving. Oops - I just noticed you are in Australia. G'day Mate!!
Craig

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