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Old Dec 03, 2012, 12:51 AM
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Here's another I wouldn't mind putting together at some stage.
I think it's got really pleasing lines.
It's the "Sleekster"
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:15 AM
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John,

That is nice, who designed it & when?

Greg
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:19 AM
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This unflown one is my last. There's another six of 'em down the shed all flyable,
and them and most of everything else is up for sale in the new year to help fund Lachlan's new car.

Ray
Save one for me mate.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:56 AM
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Save one for me mate.

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Yep, will do!

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:07 AM
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John,

That is nice, who designed it & when?

Greg
The Sleekster was in a US publication "Controline Model Plans Book" by Winston Publishers I think from around 1960

It's a goodun isn't it
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:09 AM
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Here's another from an Aeromodeller from August 74
The Duchess, I'm getting quicker doing the scans and clean ups.
Very satisfying making them available to everyone.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 02:07 PM
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The Sleekster was in a US publication "Controline Model Plans Book" by Winston Publishers I think from around 1960

It's a goodun isn't it
In the Flying Models Decade of Plans the Sleekser is credited to Earl Cayton ad was originally published in the Flying Models, August 1955.

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Old Dec 03, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Here's another from an Aeromodeller from August 74
The Duchess, I'm getting quicker doing the scans and clean ups.
Very satisfying making them available to everyone.
John,

Either my PDF 100% scale is actually 143%, or yours is 70%. I just checked mine against the calibration scale on the Ringmaster a few pages back. It's the same.

Perhaps you'd like to measure it using your system?

Ray
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This is what I mean. The attached pdf is of the Dutchess plan off the Hippocket site. I measure the dimensioned 2.25" diameter of the wheel as 2.25".

I measure the same wheel on your scan at 70% of that.

Ray
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I've always liked Duchess......maybe one day??????????
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 11:57 PM
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This is what I mean. The attached pdf is of the Dutchess plan off the Hippocket site. I measure the dimensioned 2.25" diameter of the wheel as 2.25".

I measure the same wheel on your scan at 70% of that.

Ray
I must admit I'm a bit confused by what's been going on with the conversion to PDF Ray.
On checking the Bitmap plan on my PC screen the 2 1/4" wheels were right on size. This is in Adobe CS3, when I save the image as a PDF there was a change in scale and I didn't know which one was right!
Seems I chose the wrong one to believe bugger it!

I just down loaded the plan you listed and on my screen it measures 3"
I'm going to have to investigate this further and find out if it's my screen setting, some factor in the conversion from Bitmap to PDF or whatever else may be causing this!
Any suggestions appreciated.
Cheers John
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 03:03 AM
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Wetwun

Hi,
From the January 1985 issue of Aeromodeller is WETWUN an amphibious control line trainer.

Design is by JIM and DAVE LEDDY and it's aimed it at C/L beginners to encourage younger modellers and give them some fun.

You can build it with one or two wings the choice is yours.

Cheers

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 06:44 AM
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Now here's one you don't see every day - Flapjack, a rolling control liner.

Sorry about the quality, but the original I had to work from was small. Pdf quality is better due to site restrictions on jpg files.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Here's another I recently rediscovered when trawling through old drawings. It was featured in an Aeromodeller Magasine special late 70s I think. The original print was a fold out which I pieced together for scanning.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 11:18 AM
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I like the simple wing. It doesn't say what motor. .35 or .15? I think a 30" span would be a .15, or less.
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