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Title: Fairey Barracuda
Post by: Bredehoft on June 14, 2015, 06:34:37 AM
Here's a little something I threw together this month.

10g without rubber, laser cut 1/32" and 1/20", all printed tissue.   Flies on 1 loop of 1/16", but that will be increased to .080 or so.

Full gallery here: http://volareproducts.com/?page_id=1541





Title: Re: Fairey Barracuda
Post by: Balsa Ace on June 14, 2015, 07:46:56 AM
Very nice.


Title: Re: Fairey Barracuda
Post by: Maxout on June 14, 2015, 04:01:13 PM
George, can you make the tissue available for download? I'd like to build one of these, having had your plans for it for a long time.

Title: Re: Fairey Barracuda
Post by: Bredehoft on June 14, 2015, 08:20:12 PM
Joshua (and all),

I created the color file by a multi-stage process in Photoshop.  It involved many, many layers, including the plan file (for proper sizing), the color profile sized to the plan (to recreate the color locations), and a 3-view resized to the plan (for the panel lines).  I also found the RGB colors for the Fleet Air Arm colors and used them for the under surface and upper surfaces - 3 colors.  Roundels, tail flashes and lettering were also recreated.  I put all the layers in the proper order and hid the ones that were irrelevant for the image set I needed.  I ended up with 3 printings:  one for the wings, upper and lower; one for the tail surfaces, upper and lower, and the fuselage belly; and one for the fuselage sides.  I then printed each sheet as a test run and cut a piece of tissue and used Scotch repositionable glue stick to hold it on the paper and printed again.  It's not perfect, but better than nothing!

Note - the image files are designed for 11"x17" paper.  Also, the resultant file is quite large:  315 MB.  The link is now on the GALLERY page for the Peanut Barracuda - and also below. 

This is a 315 MB PDF file: 2 pages are the color documentation from the Profile Publications #240 (the full document is in the Builders Gallery), and 3 pages are 11×17 color sheets to body, wings and tail.

I recommend a Right Click and Save As.  I also recommend EPSON DURA-BRIGHT ink as it is water resistant.


Title: Re: Fairey Barracuda
Post by: BG on June 15, 2015, 04:25:59 PM
nice model .... this is one that I think should be scaled to 30 inches for WW2 combat mass launch. Obviously with a more sophisticated fuselage design with appropriate cross-section etc. This design with a 13.5 inch gollywock prop, 30g motor, and light construction (50 to 60g empty) would be a world beater Capable of 2 minute prop runs and 4 minute flights.


Title: Re: Fairey Barracuda
Post by: Mugs914 on June 18, 2015, 04:34:22 PM
Beautiful model of one of my favorite airplanes. Very well done!

How are the youngman flaps attached? I've always figured that the Barra's flaps were in a rather precarious position for a model with no gear!