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Mar 28, 2017, 10:47 AM
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Fairey Swordfish 54.6" Span

I have just finished the CAD plans for this 1/10 scale swordfish. I used Draftsight for the Cad program and I am still amazed that this program is FREE! It is almost identical to Autocad.
The model is powered by a Power 32 motor and uses a 4S 3200mAh battery. I have designed it with folding wings and a removable tail. I had a set of laser cut parts made up by Bob Holman, so construction has already started.
The JPG files of the plans do not show up well-will try and improve this.
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Mar 28, 2017, 10:53 AM
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Here is the fuselage construction so far. I really like how the laser cut parts interlock and this was achieved without using the plans. I do build on a steel surface and use magnets, but alignment was almost automatic and construction is strong and light
Mar 28, 2017, 11:00 AM
Oh no, not again!
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Very cool. Nice size for a Stringbag. Are you planning to market the kit?

Mar 28, 2017, 11:07 AM
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Hi Jeff,
The plans will be available in PDF format as well as conventional paper and I will offer the laser cut parts from Bob Holman.
Mar 28, 2017, 11:13 AM
Looking forward to this!

Hey, just noticed you're even on my side of the border! Nice to see a Canuck designer
Mar 28, 2017, 11:28 AM
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This is cool! Stringbag has always been a fav of mine. Looking forward to your work on it.

Mar 28, 2017, 01:39 PM
CH Spring
I see one in my future.

Mar 28, 2017, 04:22 PM
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Fairey Swordfish

I built a Swordfish about 35 years ago from Bob Holman plans. Great model! That's a (very) young Skye
Mar 28, 2017, 06:59 PM
I eat glue
Oh yeah baby! I would have preferred about 80" span, but this will do!
Mar 28, 2017, 07:49 PM
I may be some time ....
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Legendary aircraft and aircrew.

Looking forward to seeing her go together.

Mar 28, 2017, 08:09 PM
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That looks very nice
Mar 28, 2017, 09:49 PM
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The Swordfish kicked butt when they hit Taranto. And their work on the Bismarck wasn't too shabby either.

Mar 28, 2017, 11:17 PM
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Have you read "To War in a String Bag" by Charles Lamb. Great book that gives a first class account of Taranto
Mar 29, 2017, 06:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Bishop
Have you read "To War in a String Bag" by Charles Lamb. Great book that gives a first class account of Taranto
Yep, read it several years ago, great book.

Mar 30, 2017, 10:28 AM
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Found a few minor errors so far but nothing dramatic. Laser cutting sure saves a lot of time!

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