Privateer Super 15 (oz269)


Privateer Super 15 (oz269) by Don McGovern 1960 - plan thumbnail

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Privateer Super 15. Radio control mphibian by Don McGovern, for .09 to .15 engines. Kitted by Berkeley in 1960.

Quote: "The Privateer Super 15 is a long planing hull type amphibian, which is the end product of several years of test flying this type of model. It will take off water or land, and may be flown as a free-flight, or by radio control.

As it has been designed principally for flying from water, the structure has purposely been kept light, to aid in breaking free from the water, with maximum radio equipment. It can be reinforced if extensive land flying is anticipated.

Fiberglass may be used on the bottom of the hull, and the manually retractable gear may be eliminated if you wish.

The design has been tested on salt water, and has suffered no ill-effect to either airframe or eqipment..."


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Beautiful job on the plan! I have this kit. BUT - I was just quoted over $200 (yes, Two Hundred) to have this plan printed out, as it exceeds the 36" maximum size most printers will handle. Is there anyone clever enough to split this drawing up into sheets that a 36" printer can manage? Sure would be appreciated! Thanks!
Rudy Ewert - 09/02/2022
Rudy, take a look at the FAQ pages for how to print with a home printer. This tiling process is a bit fussy and you have to be careful to get the printed pages lined up but its doable. This plan would take 44 tiles (93.5 x 44 inches) but you could break it down into usable sections. Worth a try at least.
I'd also shop print shops to see if anyone has a 48" printer.
Bill H - 10/02/2022
When you click on print, change your printer to the "poster" setting and it will tile the pages for you. I do this for smaller plans; I haven't done it for one this large. I would think it would require a good three-foot straight edge and a fair bit of patience!
Simon Blake - 10/02/2022
See supplement file [titled: ""] for the plan split into three parts to fit in a 36" printer. Length does not matter, paper comes off a roll. May have to rotate the file when printed to get in under the 36" dimension. The place where I get my prints will do this but you have to tell them first, otherwise the printer just reduces the size to fit. Guess how I know. They usually charge 3 or 4 dollars per print. I loaded the file into GIMP and cropped out the selected parts, then exported as PDF, no problem.
Doug Smith - 10/02/2022
Thanks for the excellent suggestions and tips guys! Very much appreciated!
Don't know why I haven't looked at the "zip" file - that works great!
Again my thanks.
Rudy Ewert - 12/02/2022
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