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Model Airplane Life Size Scale Calculator

This calculator requires the use of Javascript enabled and capable browsers. This script creates a calculated table of scaled size objects from measured real life size objects, based on the scale fraction, or the type of model plane, in order to create a more accurate layout or display. Land distances are the most difficult scale to achieve because of physical space limitations of most displays. These scales vary somewhat worldwide and from manufacturer to manufacturer; however these are the generally accepted sizes and conversions. Calculations can be made in an automated fashion by selecting the scale of your choice (current, generally standard scales listed only), entering the Real Life Size in feet and clicking on Calculate; the default is 32 for plastic, the most popular scale. The scale fraction will show in the scale fraction box after clicking on Calculate. To manually process the calculation, choose Other for the scale; enter the scale fraction of your choice directly in the scale fraction box. If the size scale is 1:12, you should enter the 12 in the box. Enter the Real Life Size in feet. For instance a wall is 8 feet high; enter 8. Then click on Calculate. This will work with any scale size relationship. To do any additional calculations, click on Clear Values prior to entering any new values. You might be interested in our Model Airplane Scale Converter also.

Required Data Entry
Plane Type Current Model Scale
1: Model Scale Fraction
      Life Size Feet (to be scaled)

Calculated Results
English Layout Factors
inches = 1 foot
inches = 1 foot (rounded)
inches (scale size)
inches (scale size rounded)
Metric Layout Factors
millimeters = 1 foot
millimeters = 1 foot (rounded)
millimeters (scale size)
millimeters (scale size rounded)
Updated 6.07.11
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