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Old Aug 26, 2009, 01:45 PM
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Mercury Junior Mallard

Does anyone have any information on the Mercury Junior Mallard? I've seen a picture of one and would quite like to build one.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 02:43 PM
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take a look here!
http://www.benbucklevintage.com/shop...roducts_id=204
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 03:47 PM
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The Mallard is also listed by Phil Smith @ 3 plus postage. I only have an old list but John38 posted the latest edition in this sticky recently.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 04:09 PM
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I built a Junior Mallard fifty years ago with an original, that I still have, radial mount Webra Piccolo to power it.
It trimmed out and flew quite well. I had no DT on it, and almost lost it once......so beware.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Junior Mallard plan & instructions also available from - http://www.model-plans.co.uk/mercury.htm Good service and reasonable prices.

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Old Aug 27, 2009, 03:48 AM
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Phil includes rib patterns etc and build instructions where available. he will also scale up/down to yor requirments within printers capabilities.

I recently built a 1.5 times size for r/c and electric motor. cg came out at about 85% back as per contest performance requirments - glided a dream with the LIGHTEST of r/c touch but more effective control was almost impossible as with that cg and large tailplane model was intended to glide in a fairly tight circle while thermalling - all frree flight of course - any attempt to fly straight invariably put model into severe stalling.

ideal for very calm days with little wind to enable minimum of pilot interference.

I think I posted some pics a friend took showing it coming into land - will check and post later.

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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:52 AM
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Thanks all. Ben Buckle and Phil Smith only have the standard version (not the junior). I'll order a set of plans from 'Model Plans'. This picture has inspired me to build one!

http://www.oxfordmodelflyingclub.co.uk/ff25-14.htm
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 11:07 AM
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pictures of my 150% sized mallard - not quite in the order I would like but.........

motor is a 600 watt motor producing about 350 watts on 3 lipos. climbs about 70 deg with a stack of down elevator in to stop it looping.

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Old Aug 27, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Very nice John.
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