Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

New Members Presentation Thread

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #31
    Thank you Fred. I have sent a message to have those plans upscaled to a 52 inch wingspan. I do not read the German text but it appears to be a 26in 660mm wingspan. If I can get the plans upscaled, I will post my build on a new topic I started here somewhere before I saw your post.
    Don

    Comment


      #32
      Hello Don,

      I´ve just seen this post. Have you sent me a message about upscaling the plans? I think I haven´t received it.

      This plan is tiled in A4 Sheets, I could try to reassemble it and upscale it, do you want 1.3 meter/52 inches span?

      Comment


        #33
        Originally posted by derfred View Post
        Hello Don,

        I´ve just seen this post. Have you sent me a message about upscaling the plans? I think I haven´t received it.

        This plan is tiled in A4 Sheets, I could try to reassemble it and upscale it, do you want 1.3 meter/52 inches span?
        Yes. I used the "Contact Us" form https://aerofred.com/contact.php to get the plans printed to a 52 inch wingspan vs the 26in wingspan plans. This is the pdf file:///C:/Users/Don/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/IE/2K5SQZBU/bugatti.pdf I requested. I believe it's this one, the Bugatti 100P https://aerofred.com/details.php?image_id=96622

        But I want to use a double size print to place over foam board and use it to cut out the pieces by outlining the lines with pins punched through the paper to outline the parts. My only experience building from foam is with FliteTest and a few of their plans. There may be a better way to transfer the lines to the foam board, but I'm not familiar with it if there is. Maybe a marker pen would soak thru the paper but pining seems to work fine. I use painters tape to make sure the plans don't move while I'm pining the outline of the parts. I have a printer but it is only good for 2 or 3 sheets before it starts printing in red, etc. I took the FliteTest file to the local Kinkos/FedEx to have printed. But having you sell me the plans already printed is what I prefer.
        Don

        P.S. Using the 52in wingspan would make it a 1/12th scale since the original was a 52 foot wingspan if I remember correctly.
        Last edited by Hifin Sword; 04-22-2018, 09:32 PM.

        Comment


          #34
          Hello AeroFred and and all!
          My friends call me "Johnny", and RCG Knows me ny the same name, other than bein' "an airplane nut" since i was 4 yrs old= 60 years ago, and building a few Guillow's birds through my youth, I started RC back in '1980, and been havin fun "breakin rules" ever since! Due to the fact I'm a very weird duck, I think the wright Brothers had the theory of flight correct from their first flight, and wherever the other guys got the idea to put the wing on the wrong end, has me in a fluster! I'm about to cover a pair od F3RES birds, and have 4 others to do before I can "get back on schedule" of doing Canard birds. I can assist anyone new to RC, and Sailplanes are my favorite, but I think I can trust you guys to keep my secret safe, that I have 2 engines, and lots of motors and props! Between our last move, and a heart attack a month later, I'm a tad behind, but I'll get things finished on a revised schedule system! I have been drug around by a 16 month old Canaan puppy, who is the VAMC's (MPLS) best friend, as she keeps me away from the computer, and we need to have a serious discussion of how we got to 70 degrees yesterday, the "the things to do list" were overwhelmingly easily bypassed with a trip to the puppy park! My last- and longest running job set was as a Machinist, of which manual machines were- are my favorite! well, I could go on and on, but lemme just state, I want to keep my new designs here with AeroFred! Johnny

          Comment


            #35
            Hello Johnny! Thank you for the great presentation post and welcome to the forum!

            I think birds are the ones who know how to fly, we´re just imitating them

            Please share your designs at the plans site, I´m sure many modellers from around the world will build them and have a great time flying them.

            Cheers,
            Fred

            Comment


              #36
              Hi to all past, present and future members.
              I find that the AeroFred emails are rather addictive and like to check them all out.
              A big thanks too ALL of the plan moderators, your efforts are much appreciated.
              My name is Geoff and have been modelling for years and now I seem to run with the 4 cycle mode of (1) build, (2) fly, (3) crash and (4) repair.
              I have worked out that model flying has its own description and that being "Guts Versus Gravity" and if your not prepared to let Gravity win some time take up model trains or something.
              I really like the idea of 3d Printlabs planes and have down loaded several of the models in prep for when I get a 3d printer, (how long till Xmas Santa??????)
              I have purchased the ME109 kit from AeroFred and am in the process of construction with a house move of 1100Klm in between and still in the same State i.e. NSW Aussie

              Comment


                #37
                Hi Stuka! welcome to the party!
                Thanks Fred! I'm a touch distracted last 2 days with a F3RES Trophy for 3D Printing! I'm thickening the foils for the scalomg/printabilities now!

                Comment


                  #38
                  Hello, everyone, I'm 'Sandy' McCullough from North Carolina (Sandy is a nickname... don't ask LOL). I've been building balsa off and on for many years and just got back to it after about a 20 year gap. Looking forward to learning what's changed in the last 20 years.

                  SandMan

                  Comment


                    #39
                    Hey guys Jonny from Ireland here checking in. Iv have been mutilating balsa for the last 35 years. Back now after learning how to fly well with a Bixler, still have a hunger for building with balsa my first taste was a DPR rare Bird back in the late eighties and a few other planes in the meantime but back in the pilots seat again and with the advance of flight sims and hobby king RTF I'm back in the air as is my eldest boy 13 . Hope to learn here folks.

                    Jonny

                    Comment


                      #40
                      Hi fellow modelers, pleased to meet you !
                      Retired old engineering guy here returning to the R/C hobby after a 30 year absence, finally got the airframes from 30 years ago which have followed me around the world unpacked and a couple finished and in the air.
                      Traditional builder, balsa / ply / silk-nylon / dope from plans is my bag, in the shape of Old Timers / Vintage / STOL. Glo and electric both.....love the new big electrics, quite a learning curve to master brushless / LIPO / NIMH but the technology fits with my background so that's exciting.
                      Just got a KK Super 60 / Hacker / 4,000 4 cell with telemetry DX6 into the air last night, old Falcon with (even older lol) OS48 nearly ready for flight checks......
                      My first offering from experience...
                      1).buy a wattmeter. This will help you prop the motor correctly with no guesswork.
                      2) Buy a pocket sized cell voltage checker as knowing the real state of your LIPOS will extend their life.
                      3) Get a decent charger 100W Dual or some such, will save you a lot of aggro in the long run!
                      4) Give up on breakable "electric props", Master Airscrew are much better on larger brushless motors.
                      5) DX6 telemetry on battery voltage and temp in the air is really worth the spend on the Rx module.

                      Comment


                        #41
                        G'day everyone.

                        Been flying since I was nine, first plane was a HZ Duet. Live in South Australia, on a farm. I'm 14.
                        I scratch build prolifically, mostly foam and electric but hoping to get into the balsa more! Just ordered some covering for my Acrowot, should get a 46. motor in the next couple of months for it.

                        I fly mostly on my own, but I am teaching my 8yo brother to fly as well, had a few flights with him on the Bixler and me flying a PZ Spitfire that was really great.
                        Taught a few mates to fly to, but they all live a fair distance away.

                        I build planes to order and normally sell a few a month to the local lads, and also do a bit of FPV and aerial photography.

                        Abe

                        Comment


                          #42
                          Hi Im George Ive just signed up and restarted aero modelling after an extended holiday. In fact Ive just ordered my first 3D printed model and eagerly waiting for it to arrive and get on with the build. I am flying again and remembering how difficult it is. he ho Ill get there in the end.

                          Comment


                            #43
                            Hello, I am currently in collage for my engineering degree. My father got me in to building and engineering when I was about 10. I co designed my first biodiesel plant with him when I was 14. A 3m gal a year plant. I currently do Vinyl graphics for Bikes, Cars, Stores and Models. I also do mid scale 3D Printing. I love to design and build.

                            Comment


                              #44
                              Originally from Seattle, I now live in Taiwan. Although I was a big fan of airplanes, aeronautical history, and modeling (mostly plastic) in my late oughts and early teens, I took a fifty year break. Then, about five years ago, I discovered a flying model hobby shop in my neighborhood, and I was impressed by how affordable equipment and components have gotten -- or perhaps it's just my disposable income that has caught up with the hobby! More recently, I have also discovered banggood.com: tiny servos! tiny motors! tiny receivers! Oh, my! Now, I wish that I had ordered more Cleveland plans when I was a kid, but Aerofred is a really, really good substitute. I really prefer older airplanes; WWI was my forte when I was 12, and I haven't progressed too much. I currently have two or three kits half built, I am practicing with RealFlight, and now that the weather is finally getting cooler, I'm looking forward to getting out and crashing models in real life.

                              Comment


                                #45
                                Hi, not sure if I am writing this in the correct space. My name is mauricepaul and I have been looking for a group like this for some time. I made many models as a kid, mostly balsa boats from plans, but it's been 50 years since my last project! I have had a stack of balsa wood in my workshop waiting for the right plan but this has eluded me until now. Over the last 20 years I have made around 350 guitars, ukuleles etc so have had some wood working experience. I am looking forward to learning from what looks like many years of experience building model planes and boats. Thanks for accepting me into this forum. Maurice.

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X