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Aug 19, 2019, 01:43 PM
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Jetco Shark 45


I've had a "thing" for the old Jetco Shark 45 control line model ever since I was a kid as a dabbled in control line. Recently I saw an article on how to convert it to R/C and thought how very cool that project was. Unfortunately I can't remember where I saw the article. I think it was in RCM, but I'm not 100% sure. Does anybody know where that article lives? Thanks for the help!

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Aug 19, 2019, 02:15 PM
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Rick,

Check this out. Model Aviation May 1976.

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Aug 19, 2019, 02:23 PM
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R,

I have not heard of the article but that doesn’t mean much. Lengthen the tail, adjust the size of the stab/elev, take out the wing offset and make it removable and you’d be there. Here’s pics from a gentleman from Brazil who went the opposite direction with a Curare!

Bill
Last edited by WBE; Aug 19, 2019 at 02:25 PM. Reason: Added pic
Aug 19, 2019, 04:58 PM
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Thanks Ralph! That’s the article!

R
Aug 20, 2019, 06:11 PM
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You're in luck, there's a Shark for sale in the free flight/control-line classifieds. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...k-45%C2%94-kit

I contemplated purchasing it as I grew up in the same town as Lew McFarland and he owned a hobby shop for many years here. (X-Cell Models) He passed away several years ago and I thought it would be cool to build his famous design but the reality of me building it anytime soon is probably slim. Plus, the kit ain't exactly cheap. (IMO)
Aug 20, 2019, 07:32 PM
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Yea, I saw that ad for the kit and thought the same about the price. Plus I’ve got enough kits to build for the next 30 years.

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