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Saabotage
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« on: April 20, 2021, 02:14:28 PM »

If I wish to build a model from plans with a longer wingspan is it just a case of downloading the plan, expanding it until the span is what I want, saving and printing?
Does doing this keep everything in proportion without making other adjustments? I realise the line thickness will increase but does that need to be considered beyond just knowing that it does?
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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 02:41:17 PM »

Basically yes. However when you enlarge a design you have to take into account wood sizes.
They have to be scaled accordingly too.

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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 04:23:05 PM »

Thanks Skyraider ,
It's the first time I've considered doing this, I usually build straight from plans and kits so I have plenty of noob questions.
I guessed the wood sizes would have to be upped appropriately to match the scaling. It's the proportions I was mainly concerned about, things like the fuselage length, wing and tail areas and CoG all scaling up properly to produce a controllable model.  
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