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#1 aeronca52 Nov 25, 2012 02:51 PM

Jetco Dragonfly
 
Anybody here remember the Jetco Dragonfly? It was an all sheet balsa profile bi-plane Free Fight made for .02 engines. Probably sometime in the late 60's, early 70's. About the size of a Dakota, but with open cockpit.

I'd appreciate a set of parts outlines if anybody could help. Thanks.

#2 John Cole Nov 25, 2012 03:40 PM

If you can't find a more handy copy of the plans elsewhere, I have the kit I can copy from.

John

#3 aeronca52 Nov 25, 2012 06:33 PM

Wow John, You're the first ray of light I've had in my 6 month quest for the plans. I appreciate the offer.
Do the plans show the parts or are they just isometric construction drawings??

Thanks again for the offer.
Jim

#4 JKinTX Nov 25, 2012 07:07 PM

Quite rare today- dates to the late 1950's or early 1960s, I'll have to pull the old mags to check. It was either FF or CL. Rather similar to an Ebenezer in FF form. The kit didn't last long, I suspect they only did the one issue, like the "Satellite Saucer", another rare one. I have only seen one Dragonfly on eBay a few months back.

#5 John Cole Nov 26, 2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aeronca52 (Post 23361618)
Wow John, You're the first ray of light I've had in my 6 month quest for the plans. I appreciate the offer.
Do the plans show the parts or are they just isometric construction drawings??

Thanks again for the offer.
Jim

Hi Jim, the plans show enough of the design to build from them, no problem there. Some of the plan is isometric, but there are also actual side views, etc. I can trace what isn't shown on another sheet.
Immediate issue is that we just moved, and much of my hobby things are still packed away in storage. I can begin searching for the kit, but it may take some time.
If you saw my storage area, you would understand...

John

#6 JKinTX Nov 26, 2012 01:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Cole (Post 23368072)
Hi Jim, the plans show enough of the design to build from them, no problem there. Some of the plan is isometric, but there are also actual side views, etc. I can trace what isn't shown on another sheet.
Immediate issue is that we just moved, and much of my hobby things are still packed away in storage. I can begin searching for the kit, but it may take some time.
If you saw my storage area, you would understand...

John

I'd most like to have a copy myself, if not too much trouble for you. Be most glad to pay any costs.

John

#7 aeronca52 Nov 26, 2012 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Cole (Post 23368072)
Hi Jim, the plans show enough of the design to build from them, no problem there. Some of the plan is isometric, but there are also actual side views, etc. I can trace what isn't shown on another sheet.
Immediate issue is that we just moved, and much of my hobby things are still packed away in storage. I can begin searching for the kit, but it may take some time.
If you saw my storage area, you would understand...

John

Thanks John,
LMK when you can reach the box. Maybe make a few copies, looks like it is well remembered.
Appreciate the offer.
Jim

#8 JKinTX Nov 26, 2012 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by aeronca52 (Post 23371913)
Thanks John,
LMK when you can reach the box. Maybe make a few copies, looks like it is well remembered.
Appreciate the offer.
Jim

It's a nifty little model- could be flown FF or on lines. It's basically a kit of the Ebenezer.

#9 aeronca52 Nov 26, 2012 09:05 PM

Our family had one back in the late 60's which we flew with IIRC a Cub or Spitzy engine. ( or maybe an Infant) After it disappeared I forgot about it until last year and about 6 months ago I started looking for the plans. A piece of childhood reclaimed.

#10 JKinTX Nov 26, 2012 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aeronca52 (Post 23372210)
Our family had one back in the late 60's which we flew with IIRC a Cub or Spitzy engine. ( or maybe an Infant) After it disappeared I forgot about it until last year and about 6 months ago I started looking for the plans. A piece of childhood reclaimed.

It's a world of fun. The Ebenezer is a world-wide phenomena. Bert is still among us AFIK, and this is a kit offshoot of his design.

Ebenezer free flight .049 Wenmac (0 min 21 sec)


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