Duck Foot

 

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Duck Foot - completed model photo

Duck Foot  
by Ron Swinden
from Aeromodeller (ref:611)
December 1955 
32in span
Tags: IC F/F Floatplane
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 16/12/2015
Outerzone planID: oz7316 | Filesize: 528KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Starfighter, DBHL, theshadow

   

About this Plan

Duck Foot - Amphibious sports power model for .46 to .5 cc motors. Winner of the 1955 Bowden Trophy.

Quote: "A 32 inch wing span amphibian for .5 cc, designed by a Ron Swinden.

IN THE NORTH country, the term 'Duckfoot' usually infers something short in the leg, and a glance at the photo above will show how well such a name befits this pert amphibian from Darlington. Winner of the 1955 Bowden Trophy contest, where points are awarded for precision in flight (take off and landing included), are added to those given for appearance and originality of design, 'Duck-foot' is an ideal sports flier for any small diesel.

Note the plan states .46 to .5 cc. This of course, includes the ED Baby, Frog 50, Allbon Dart and Elfin .5, which is the entire range of popular 'half-cc' diesels available today.

Happy on land or water (the undercarriage can be deplugged, swung and re-fitted in the vertical position for ROW), this little 32-inch span high wing and high tail flier is extremely easy to build and fly, so we can fully recommend it to both experienced and beginners in acromodelling.

Construction. Cut formers F.3 and F.6 from 1/8 in sheet and 1/32 in ply laminated, and the lower fuselage sides from 1/16 sheet. Join sides to formers then add the engine bearers. Now fit the remaining formers between the sides. Slide the forward keel into slots in formers, then cut the rear keel from 3/8 by 1/8 in and slide through formers F.4, F.5 and join to forekeel. Join fuselage sides to the keel at rear of model and sand the keel to the 'V' shape of the formers...."

Update 06/09/2018: Replaced this plan with a clearer copy, thanks to DBHL, theshadow.

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-6603.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

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