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    I use the template method. It's a drag cutting everything out twice but the ease of making spare parts more than makes up for it.

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    Has anyone tried using the pumpkin pattern tracing wheel? Based on doing this on a pumpkin, foam board should be a cinch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry View Post
    I use the template method. It's a drag cutting everything out twice but the ease of making spare parts more than makes up for it.
    I thought sure I was going to get to use a template after bashing the end of a Bloody Baron wing. But, there were enough bits left to design a piece to graft on after making a clean cut of the damaged area.

    Anyhow, I like the template method.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoamyDM View Post
    Has anyone tried using the pumpkin pattern tracing wheel? Based on doing this on a pumpkin, foam board should be a cinch.
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    No erasing mistakes
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    Damn some of you guys seem to go through so much work. I am old school. I printer the out tiles. Cut them and tape them together. Glue them to the board with an roll on stick glue. Cut them out with a razor blade and then assemble. The plans are only used once. Then I have to print more. Speed build kit are so much easier but at a cost of course. I've got stacks of printed plans I'll probably never build. My favorite FT models are the Tiny Trainer, FT Flyer, and Storch. I've scratch built the hell out of these 3 planes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack10525 View Post
    Damn some of you guys seem to go through so much work. I am old school. I printer the out tiles. Cut them and tape them together. Glue them to the board with an roll on stick glue. Cut them out with a razor blade and then assemble. The plans are only used once. Then I have to print more. Speed build kit are so much easier but at a cost of course. I've got stacks of printed plans I'll probably never build. My favorite FT models are the Tiny Trainer, FT Flyer, and Storch. I've scratch built the hell out of these 3 planes.
    I used to do that. I got tired of taping them together. And anything I learned during the build got lost. Now I just
    write on the template.

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by SP0NZ View Post
    Plus One for this. As soon as I read the article I started using this method and haven't looked back. My Tiny Trainer "folder" has the basic Tiny Trainer, but also several modifications I codified into templates. Works so well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEAJR66 View Post
    No erasing mistakes
    un-eraseable marks can be scary

    Your mistakes are on the inside of the plane. To me there would be no more or less than an with an exacto as I'd use a straight edge . The spur/pattern tracer was an idea that sewers use. I thought I would offer a suggestion used by pattern makers of another ilk for the poor souls trying to mark out patterns with a pin.

    I am personally spoiled, and print the plans full sized. I cut and loop tape them to the DTFB. Then use the #11 bladed exacto. I just print more if I need another plane. I image the taping of say, the sea duck, printed 8 1/2"x11" would get old.
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