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Apr 08, 2007, 05:41 AM
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old damselfly plans source? ANSWERED

does anyone know where i would be able to find plans for a plane called the 'damselfly'. Sorry about the next bit:
things i can remember:
it was a free plan in either RCM&E or RadioModeller in the early nineties.
twas a beautiful waterplane with about a 40" span and 2 or 3 ch r/c.
it was powered by either a small diesel or cox.
it had a V-tail with mechanically mixed ruddervators (a bit foggy there)

thanks for any replies in advance, and if anymore details (patchy lol) come back to me i'll edit them here.

been out of modelling for a while and fancy building something beautiful, hence this post
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Apr 08, 2007, 05:50 AM
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I believe Airboatflyingshp (Clive) in the UK can help you here as he and I have corresponded about this plan.

Looks like the plan was in RadioModeller in 1992.
Apr 08, 2007, 06:01 AM
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thats the one, thankyou
how do i get hold of airboat clive??

EDIT- this was the first waterbird i built and am looking forward to a second go, had a bit of a problem the sponson bottoms first time tho
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Apr 08, 2007, 06:48 AM
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You can send him a PM or just wait a bit, he is very active on this forum and will see your post.

Apr 08, 2007, 07:14 AM
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Thankyou Joe, ill wait a bit and see
Apr 08, 2007, 07:42 AM
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Speak and sure enough.............Lightning PM with your E mail and I may be able to help you on that if its the one we think it is.
Apr 08, 2007, 03:26 PM
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Thankyou clive as said, you are a God.
cant wait to build it again
Apr 09, 2007, 08:51 AM
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rEcycle bay provides again if you know where to look, with luck and patience for 1 plus post

For the curious...and maybe Jim will turn this into a build? - Here's a pic sorry for low grade..Rutter also designed an attractive 60" sport twin using a bolt on hydroplane float wing or trike UC called Orphido for 10-15glow............ but by loosing some wt. easy on this all sheet fuse design...........it would make an interesting electric build.

As Jim testified and the designer admitted in the build article, whilst this design flew great in the air it had a slight flaw - the floats on Damselfly can nose in ......the recomendation was to change them to a simpler square/chisel nosed shape...and possibly extend them in length forward by an inch or so ..again not a problem as the test model had lead trim ballast added on the nose of each float.
Longer adjustable floats could be made plug in to the hyro-wing using 2 small dowels and banded or screwed on?
Last edited by Airboatflyingshp; Apr 09, 2007 at 09:20 AM.
Apr 09, 2007, 11:08 AM
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Thanks to Clive for all the info and help he has provided.
Looked for the plans at the link you gave, man that planes a beauty . I've yet to see if he has the orphido plans but i cant wait to start building and flying those beauties
Again a massive thanks goes to Clive!!!
Jul 04, 2008, 07:30 AM
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Bump! Any progress Jim??

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