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Old 11-11-2004, 09:30 AM   #11
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If you are like me I got a hold of a small trailer and put a ply box on it with the back and top opening for transport. Easy to haul and move around. Stained dark brown and no labels on it so it does not look inviting for somebody to borrow. It is about 14' long as my bird is 12' but it is nice to have for the others too.
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Old 11-11-2004, 11:59 AM   #12
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If the criteria still work for you then definitely build it and take lots of pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 11-11-2004, 03:10 PM   #13
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Well here they are... the plans that is.... Plotter at work only does 36" so need a 48" one..... plans got cut off a wee bit.....
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Old 11-11-2004, 03:25 PM   #14
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Looks beautiful! Now build it!
Years ago i built a Boeing P26A Peashooter from Dan Santich plans (RCM I think) and it was a huge project when you consider that the whole structure was sheeted and built from strip planking like a boat.
It looked fantastic however when completed...but it scared the crap outa me when I first flew it 'cause it was so out of my league ( I was flying 60 size pattern then) and it had a Quadra 35, 6 inch wheels, flying struts....the whole enchilada!

I finally sold it to a guy down in Kitchener who I think still flies it today, but the satisfaction of seeing such a mega project to completion (three years I think) was worth it.
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Old 11-11-2004, 05:10 PM   #15
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It looks like its just about the right size to me.
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:36 PM   #16
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Oh man! you gotta build it. I know some cats I can get to pilot it for you! (I'm allergic to them)

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Old 11-11-2004, 07:06 PM   #17
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never to big!!!

Looks like a perfect winter project to me...go for it!!!
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:08 PM   #18
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Maybe you should go up another 1or 2%
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:44 PM   #19
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These days, it seems there is no such thing as too big. Look at some of the huge aerobatic planes the competition guys are flying!..ie Mike Clemmens and Donny McClealand. Some of these planes are 44 to 50% scale.

A 1/4 scale Cub is 110" wing Span and a 1/3 scale Cub would be about the size of your plans or close to it!

If it a plane you really love and have always thought you'd like to have one then I say "Go for it" If its designed as a one piece wing, then rework the plans to make it a two piece. You can even redesign the tail feathers to disassemble for transporting the plane. There are ways you can make this work for you.

Good luck with the project and please keep us posted!
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:10 PM   #20
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Hooo hummmmm

I have always thought that if a model takes as much time, cash, and effort to build than a full-size aircraft (including Ultralight), then it has passed by the normal definition of a model. I have far more respect for a guy that can build and fly a Pistachio scale (8" span) rubber model than some guy that dumps tons of cash into some behemoth that would knock a locomotive off its tracks if "control was lost".

My 1/4 scale project is a Greyhound bus, nearly finished; it don't fly, but at least I get to ride in the thing. Next would be the Stits Baby, but I understand that it wouldn't qualify as true 1/4 scale because it would fly on an 09...
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