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Fusion. Radio control sport aerobatic model for electric power. Wingspan 57.5 in, wing area 569 sq in. For Asto Cobalt 25 geared or Jeti Phasor 45/3 brushless, and 4 channels.
Quote: "Fusion is an original kit designed for experienced modelers with an interest in electric-powered airplane models capable of aerobatics and sport flying. Designed from the beginning to be an electric-powered airplane (rather than an adaptation of a fuel-powered design), the Fusion uses strong, lightweight design and construction for improved flight performance and duration. Fusion is capable of a wide range of aerobatics including large, powerful loops, slow rolls, snaps, and big stall turns. Its thin, nearly symmetrical, progressive airfoil allows for a wide speed range.
The Fusion kit was designed to use any one of the motors listed above [Phasor 45/3 Brushless Direct Drive Motor, with 16 cells; Phasor 45/3 Brushless Direct Drive Motor, with 16 cells; Astro .050 Brushless Geared Motor with 3S4P 1500 mAh LiPo; Astro .25 Cobalt Geared Motor, with 16 cells]. The adjustable firewall allows the builder to adapt other motors. Battery changes are easy. No tools are required and it is not necessary to turn the airplane over or remove the wing to access the batteries.
Fusion’s large size for an electric model and well-balanced controls allow it to fly majestically, smoothly, and predictably in the hands of an experienced R/C pilot. Fusion is not neutrally stable or self-correcting like a R/C trainer, therefore it is not appropriate for beginning pilots.
This kit, intended for the experienced model builder, contains laser cut parts for exceptional fit, quality, and ease of construction. The Fusion plans, drawn with the aid of a computer using professional design software, are a work of art, setting a new standard in kit design. The kit includes laser-cut balsa and lite-ply parts, cowl, full-size plans, a step-by-step instruction manual (with over 100 photos), polished aluminum main landing gear, and a clear streamlined canopy. Fusion's one-piece molded cowl will save you hours of construction time over the more traditional multi-piece cowls."
This plan (along with PDF kit manual) is a free download from the manufacturer's site at: http://www.electroflying.com/fusion.html
Update 29/02/2020: Added alternate plan. The main plan (vector format) is locked for printing, and scaled strangely. This here is the same file, but now converted to a 2-colour bitmap format at 400 dpi, scaled up to fullsize at 57.5 inch wingspan.
Note: the Electroflying website is unavailable as of Feb 2020, but see archive pages at https://web.archive.org/web/2006121...
Update 12/05/2020: Added unlocked vectorPDF version of the plan, thanks to Hubert.
Update 12/05/2020: Added zipfile with CAD version of the plan in DXF format, thanks to Miguel.
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Kit instruction manual, 36 pages, text and pics.
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User commentsThis plan is provided in PDF Vector format but it does not allow conversion to DXF or DWG. That seems a bit pointless.
Greg Potter - 09/05/2020
The plan just is what it is. If this plan is not useful to you... then don't use it. Also Greg you need to be more polite. Pointless is not appropriate language here. Nothing here is pointless.
SteveWMD - 09/05/2020
There is a variety of format conversion software floating in the Net, you might find one useful to you. If all else fails it's not the first nor the last time I import a PDF into my favourite CAD application and draw over to my heart's content, no weeping nor gnashing of teeth being involved.
Guess what, before writing this I set a trial of my usual converter with this Fusion model plan. I hadn't finished writing this brief comment when I got note that my DXF converted files, one for each page, were ready for download. Life is good.
Miguel - 10/05/2020
The file is locked. It does not have permission to extract its contents. Printing permission is not available either.
Greg Potter - 12/05/2020
Indeed. This is how they released the document. The supplement alternate plan here in bitmap format is of course unlocked, and printable. We cover this in the text of the page, Greg.
SteveWMD - 12/05/2020
For me, GIMP is generally the answer to opening all files that won't open in Photoshop. But GIMP of course is a bitmap editor. If you want to do vector-based work on this, you need to ask someone smarter than me for help - maybe Miguel.
SteveWMD - 12/05/2020
Hello all! The file is indeed locked as described, this must be an oversight by the source as it is illogical to distribute a plan that cannot be printed. Perhaps a kind word to Mr. Pauley will solve this as the model is too pretty to remain forgotten on a disk.
Even so the file could be converted to DXF as I said, and I have emailed this to OZ already. I've used Zamzar.com converter which took 20 seconds to do the job. Strangely it didn't catch all those annotations, I shall try a different converter soon.
This process has done well with a vector drawing, bitmap conversion to DXF may be problematic and to my mind it's better to import the image into the CAD package and redraw on top.
By the way, for my 2D CAD work I used Dassault's Draftsight but it ceased to be free, I'd suggest LibreCAD.org as a replacement, it's a brother to GIMP, philosophically at least.
Miguel - 12/05/2020
Thanks to everyone who has sent in unlocked versions of this plan :)
SteveWMD - 12/05/2020
I tried some free online PDF->DXF converters this morning, I used both the locked and unlocked original files and the results were as follows: CloudConvert - both sheets superimposed, text converted to geometrical entities
AnyConv - did not 'see' a vector drawing, instead it did a bad bitmap interpretation - totally useless
OffDrive - exactly the same thing as CloudConvert,
After running Zamzar again with the unlocked PDF I got the same result as the previous day, fine vector reconstruction but no text. I may speculate that text was on some separate layer inaccessible to the program. If I decided I really needed the text annotations I'd ignore the text in a 1st phase and go with Zamzar for the drawing; then to get the text I'd use some separate OCR software, copy the outcome and paste it on the drawing. Life is good but it does not say it has to be simple.
Miguel - 14/05/2020
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- Fusion (oz6591)
- Plan File Filesize: 141KB Filename: Fusion_53in_oz6591.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 900KB Filename: Fusion_53in_oz6591_bitmap_unlocked.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 2734KB Filename: Fusion_53in_oz6591_manual.pdf
- Supplement Filesize: 133KB Filename: Fusion_53in_oz6591_vector_unlocked.pdf
- CAD Zip Filesize: 186KB Filename: Fusion_53in_oz6591_cad.zip
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