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This model airplane fly-in featured aircraft that come amazingly close to the real thing.
(Photos Courtesy of Michael Foster of M. Foster Photography)
"Large" is half-scale. These airplanes are quarter-scale or smaller. I was just watching a video of a fun-fly at Bemidji, Minnesota, and there was a half-scale Yak. 13-foot wingspan, 26-hp engine (which the builder said was too small, but he couldn't afford the $4,000 engine that would have been correct).
Let me know when you've actually seen some giant-scale models.
Actually most of these planes are larger than "1/4 scale". The cub on floats for instance is actually 1/2 scale! Most of these range from 35 to 50%. Of course the larger the original, the smaller the scale of the model. The B-29 is closer to 1/6th scale. Thanks Robert for a little coverage of the Joe Nall! This is one of model aviations premier events. And the only kind most of us can affford anymore..
The lower size limits at this event are 1/4 scale or 80" and very few planes are that small. You can check out this event and many others held at Triple Tree at www.tripletreeaerodrome.com. Including a full scale (real airplane) event held there in late summer.
Check it out and come join the fun!
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