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    Question printing out plans at staples or fedex

    so i have a question when i use the online upload it doesn't seem that the plans scale right unless i move it up to the biggest size is this right? i dont want to pay 14 bucks just for printing. example when doing 24x36 these are the plans for the FT duster : Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	87773 and i followed these instructions here https://www.flitetest.com/articles/p...ite-test-plans so anybody can help with it. i really want to start building my first plane. i got all the electronics(except one servo i need) but need an air frame to put them in.

    thank you

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    Dude, ask your parents for a 20 spot n go get them printed Dont stop at burger king go directly to staples

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    Yeah, they do usually need to be printed on the big size.

    If you need convincing that it's worth the money, just do the 8.5x11 prints of something big and tape them all together once. If that doesn't drive you crazy, you can save the extra $$
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    Unfortunately, large format printers cost a lot of money and have little demand, which drives up the price for the people who do need them.

    @rockyboy is right: print the "tiled" plans on 8.5"x11" paper on your home printer, tape them together, and then tape them to foam board. It's a lot of work, but will save you a lot of money.

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    there is an easier way to do the plans i will have take some pictures and show you guys how i have been doing it. you might like it or not.
    but i will share it with you guys. and all you need is a regular laser printer and a few special paper sheets .

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    Here is an idea for you, and this is how i do my scratch build. I use a plastic sheet and an overhead projector to project the image onto a wall and then copy straight to the foam board. the further you move the projector away from the wall the greater your scale will be. I did this to the mini arrow and scaled it to 200%. maybe even take a picture of with your phone and use a movie projector and projected to the wall .
    it works for me. w
    What do you guys think?

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    For what it's worth, I am offering full size printed FT plans over on the Merchants Corner. Check out my post: http://forum.flitetest.com/showthrea...inting-Service

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    Quote Originally Posted by skymaster View Post
    Here is an idea for you, and this is how i do my scratch build. I use a plastic sheet and an overhead projector to project the image onto a wall and then copy straight to the foam board. the further you move the projector away from the wall the greater your scale will be. I did this to the mini arrow and scaled it to 200%. maybe even take a picture of with your phone and use a movie projector and projected to the wall .
    it works for me. w
    What do you guys think?
    Very ingenious!. Do make certain there are no distortions. You might want to project a test pattern to see if there is a difference in scaling between the center and the edges of the image. (like an air photo)

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    For 14-20 $ just order the speed build kit from flite test...

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    agreed with nick, then you can trace the parts as spare or to build another plane!

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