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1/72 scale plans
redsoldat
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Posted: Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 02:27 PM UTC
Anyone have a source for 1/72 scale aircraft plans?
Looking for:
Morane-Saulnire N
AIRCO DH-2
FE2b
Nieuport 16

Thanks for any help
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 05:37 AM UTC
A couple of possible sources are,

Windsock Datafiles. http://www.windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk/

Or some of the early drawings from the 50's and 60's. But you should know the drawings are "fitted" to the page so are not entirely accurate to 1/72.

redsoldat
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 01:06 PM UTC
Problem I have been running into is coming across plans that were really just general views of the aircraft, not a real scale study. Then you have the flight model drawings which I feel are suspect since they are created with a flying model in mind. Then you have the mismatches, one drawing has one thing and another different version. The MS-N is a case in point with two different kinds of spines illustrated, one appeared to be fabric and the other a smooth wood contour. Bad enough Revell screwed the tail up.
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Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2016 - 08:06 PM UTC
I have a proportional "slide rule". with this in my case you set the actual dimension and the target dimension and with simple math can find the actual dimension in 1/72 scale, then with a percentage setting on the copier you can make your own scale drawing of whatever. this can also be done with a little paper math... wanted dimension/actual dimension=PERCENTAGE. Only make sure the dimensions are the same Inches/inches or cm/cm. I find the metric system is the easiest to convert.

Have a go... Enjoy

Captn Tommy

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