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Old Mar 07, 2014, 05:23 PM
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Shrereshaw Commodore

I`m trying to get a translation of building the instructions for the 1938 Ben Shereshaw Commodore. The model is almost built but I would like to clarify some building methods.I have had no luck with Google translate as I cannot deceipher what language the original is in! Anyone help please? Just langage identification would be a good start!
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Old Mar 07, 2014, 09:54 PM
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I think the PDF is an English-to-Czech translation (transliteration) of the Model Builder article from 1978. The plans shown most certainly are.

Here is the original plan from 1938: Outerzone original
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Old Mar 08, 2014, 08:01 AM
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Bob,
The plan in your post is from the February 1981 edition of Model Aviation. The accompanying article contains building instructions. If you would like a scanned copy just PM me your e mail address.

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Could not find an article about the Commodore in any 1978 issue of Model Builder.

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Old Mar 08, 2014, 10:19 AM
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Bob,
The plan in your post is from the February 1981 edition of Model Aviation. The accompanying article contains building instructions. If you would like a scanned copy just PM me your e mail address.

Ray
Hello,,
PM sent. Pic. of present state of Commodore build.
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Old Mar 08, 2014, 07:00 PM
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Nice looking frame, Bob. Should do well as an electric.
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Old Mar 20, 2014, 07:35 AM
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Nice looking frame, Bob. Should do well as an electric.
Model now ready to go when time and weather permit! Came out looking quite well and with the weight at just under 3lbs hopefully will be a calm weather floater! Post pics. when test flown!
Bob Imp.

Should have said that the model is sized down to 63" span. I think original was 72".
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Old Mar 20, 2014, 08:35 AM
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Very smart Bob, good luck with the first flight.
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Old Apr 21, 2014, 05:06 PM
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Model now ready to go when time and weather permit! Came out looking quite well and with the weight at just under 3lbs hopefully will be a calm weather floater! Post pics. when test flown!
Bob Imp.

Should have said that the model is sized down to 63" span. I think original was 72".
First test flight of Commodore today April 21st. Been finished for some time but this was the first opportunity to get out! Nothing exciting happened, flew " straight of the board" ! Some small adjustment needed as it tended to drop a wing in a right turn! Warp maybe? But very pleased with result.
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