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by Frank Ehling
from Flying Models
October 1951 
35in span
Tags: IC F/F Pylon Floatplane
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 15/10/2012
Outerzone planID: oz3542 | Filesize: 103KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: hogal


About this Plan

Aquasprite /Aqua Sprite - Free flight floatplane.

Quote: - "Tippling the scales at five ounces, this high performing ship may quickly be changed from ROW to ROG operation ...simplicity is the keynote, yet it's tops as a contest job. Note the split dorsal fin and the permanently mounted rudder to the extreme rear. The stab pops up for dethermalling... "

Quote: "Here is another from the Decade of Designs. This is slightly different because the original is so cramped on the page. I did start pulling it to bits using GIMP but decided there was a much better way to go - use TurboCad. So here is Aqua Sprite, a free flight contest model for 049 engines. She is primarily a water boat but the conversion to land plane is just to unplug the floats and replace with a single front U/C. Simplicity itself."

This plan was printed in Flying Models Decade of Designs (1), published 1960.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Update 31/10/2017: added article, thanks to RFJ.

Supplementary files

Original 10x8 drawing as published.



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