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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slowforty, May 23, 2009.

  1. slowforty
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
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    Just what does 1/25 scale mean or equal?
    Also the same question for 1/24 and 1/18.

    I used to know this stuff but now i have a bad case of CRAFT.:eek:
    Thanks.
     
  2. Phil1934
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  3. FiddyFour
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    seriously? ok, why not

    it means the part, piece or unit is one twentyfifth the size of the original piece.

    in other words, if the original was 25 feet long, the 1/25 scale one is going to be a foot long
     
  4. DoubleUc
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    the way i understand it is that 1/24 is 1 x 24 = full size (whatever it is).

    wow that was fast you guys!
     

  5. harpo1313
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    hamb to the rescue
     
  6. BISHOP
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    It means you failed math.
     
  7. FiddyFour
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    BWAHAHAHA!!!! :p
     
  8. I was going to build a model that was 1/pi, but then I realized that would be irrational.
     
  9. 19Fordy
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    This is simply the difference in size. for example - Most R/C's are 1:28 or 1:24. This means that for every one inch/cm on the R/C car there are 28 or 24 REAL inches/cm's on the REAL car. (I got this off a you tube posting.)
     
  10. FiddyFour
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    nah, thats not irrational... THIS, however, IS

    in my opinion, a 1:3.141 car might be fun
     
  11. ...........42. So long and thanks for all the fish!
     
  12. Retro Jim
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    I think someone got it but if not next time Listen to your Math Teacher !

    OK , 1/25 is the same as 1"=25" or 1' = 25' and so on OR look at it this way , if you bought a Plastic model or a die cast car that is 1/25th scale it means inflate the car 25 times and it is full size !
    Now do you understand ??????
     
  13. Dreddybear
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    RC cars are usually 1/10th scale. But there are 1/12th and 1/8th scale varieties as well. It's the ONLY thing I got out of my childhood :D
     
  14. mikes51
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    1/10 th scale line up ten of those models bumper to bumper, and they will end up being as long as the real car. 1/8 th scale 8 models bumper to bumper will be as long as the real car. etc. etc.
     
  15. slowforty
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    Thank you for the answers to my question.

    The smart-ass remarks were great
    especially due to the fact
    you have to be reasonably intelligent to get them
     
  16. BISHOP
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    Good sport.
     
  17. AGFuels
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    from NC

    How about 1/e?
     
  18. Critical Mass
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    I used that scale for my model of a Natural Log cabin.
     
  19. magoo
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    I always understood that 1/24 was 1/2 inch to the foot and 1/25 was 1 mm to the inch
     
  20. Parts48
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    ..but you are in southern hemisphere..
     
  21. AGFuels
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    from NC

    I figured someone was going to take the bait.
     
  22. Ned Ludd
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    1mm to the inch would be 1:25.4. That 0.4mm can really throw things out.
     
  23. retromotors
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    Are you certain?
    Go flush the toilet and let us know if it flows clockwise or CCW.
     
  24. Billet
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    I knew the math would come into play- about 1/25 of the time
     
  25. Paul
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    like third grade math
     
  26. Look in your pants, Thats actual size, now jump into a cold swimming pool, Thats 1/25:eek:
     
  27. My off road R/C truck was 1/4 scale!
     

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