WSAM %....what means that?!?
That stands for the
'Worlds Smallest Air Museum'
Quite a few people are putting together an entire
miniature Air Museum and asked to have this information included
with the models. The percentage is what the model needs to be
printed to if you want to display it at the same scale as all
the other planes.(which is model scale1:60) Some are enlarged-
others reduced. Many are drawn and published to WSAM=100% if at
all possible. When you see *WSAM*= 125% that means your model
must be enlarged to 125% to build to the common 1:60 Scale.
You may have noticed that the 'page' is actually
7.56 X 10.5 instead of 8.5 X11. THis is because quite a few printers
need that margin when they print. With out this margin, quite
a few modelers would be getting cropped printings.
If a modeler would like to keep all his FG models
in a shared scale of 1:60 he simply to reduces or enlarges to
the WSAM scale. Our new super sized models are almost all LARGER
than the 1:60 paper airplane scale so the NOW the modeler simply
REDUCES the the WSAM number when he prints..
Question: I want to resize all of the paper models I have to 1/72nd scale to match my plastic group. How would I go about doing that? How would I set printer and or adobe reader parameters?
Answer: Simply multiply the WSAM number, (that's somewhere in the upper LH area of the first page of the model), by 120% (1,2) and set your printer to that.
More info at:
Regarding the scale of the teeny weenies-
"I just print the file using "fit to page"
(large file for teeny...small file for teeny weenie) and tell
the printer to put it on a 3X5 card instead of 8.5X10. I have
used a custom page size setting, but since I don't care about
getting planes to the same scale, the note card setting works
fine.That's all there is to it. "Dave Caldwell (12/12/01)
Question. Why didn't we design them all
in the 1:60 scale?
Answer: Well, most people want to have as much model for their
money as possible so we cram as much model on a page as we can.
Scale, most often, would make the model too small. The Free piper
Cub is a great example. It's span is about 10 inches on a letter
sized sheet of cardstock and it's WSAM percentage is 70%. That
means you have to reduce it to about 7 inches to be in scale with
the others. Let us know if you're putting together a WSAM (see
Question: How do I print out my model
in WSAM 1:60 scale?
Answer: Go to file > page layout and simply set up your
printer to print to the WSAM percentage. If you would like to
slightly enlarge you model to 'fill the page' experiment a little
and see what you get.
BTW, our models are designed to fit a 7.56 X 10.5
page because quite a few of the older printers need that much
of a margin when they print. Yours might not.
As modeling subjects, we choose the most important and popular
aircraft in aviation history. The perfect Air Museum would display
every one of these if it had the resources. At just $2. per airplane,
YOU most probably have the resources and just might enjoy setting
up a fun and informative miniature Air Museum.
Air Race posters// Model
|Why not fix up
a few cardboard boxes as a hangers to display your models like
a miniature Air Museum? Then send us nice clear photos and, if
we can use them on our web page, we'll reward you handsomely
with free FG airplane models for the rest of your life!
(or mine, whichever comes first.hehhehe)