Fishface (oz7551)


Fishface (oz7551) by Eric Clutton from Aeromodeller - plan thumbnail

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Fishface. Unconventional free flight sport model.

Quote: "Let the Welkin ring! You'll have to kipper look-out with this - it's liable to bloater pieces. We haddock-ase recently; Sam was fin-ishing the model and Kate, who'd been herring about it, was angling to join us for the first flip. Joe and I had been whiting on the field for hours when Joe said: Look, here comes salmon his pike. Gurnet skate, said I as she floundered all over the plaice, That will certainly rock salmon his arrival. A few minutes later we heard a ting-a-ling and Sam's bass voice called 'Hi' from behind. He was perch-ed on a sadly cockled bicycle. Roe-d into the ditch, he said. Couldn't get the bligh-trout. Got the wh-eel hooked. Some old gaff-er helped - he was p-halibut more prawn than brain. We bent a gudgeon - I shall have to b-roach it out. Still, the model's OK. He winkled it out of his box; Kate mussell-ed forward, reeled, and stepped on the tail. Sam (no gentile-man) said OK, dophin-ished? and cl-octopus. She looked dac-ed, but, pouting, whale-d: Keep your dabs to yourself - you ought to be codling me, not striking me on porpoise. Sorry, said Sam. Let's try this new cement - it sardine in a minn-ow, wader second. As he spoke a gust blew the model against his bike, which fell on it and smashed it to pieces. We were snoek-ered, and the net result was we'd had our chips and went home crabbed."

Quote: "Hi Steve & Mary, This free plan was a bit faded in places, stained in others and badly torn when it was passed on to me years ago. I was surprised to find that it was not already on the Outerzone. I have built a couple of Eric Cluttons' designs over the years, but not this one, (yet). There was a lot of staining in the top right area, so the 'Materials Required' needed to be retyped, and I just 'smugged out' the sharp edges and fold lines between the dark and faded sections. Fortunately most of the staining and damage was on the background areas. Looks OK, (to my old eyes anyway). Cheers, KraftyOne"

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Update 24/03/2016: Very short, amusing article added, thanks to RFJ.

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Short (humorous) article.


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Fishface (oz7551) by Eric Clutton from Aeromodeller - model pic

  • (oz7551)
    by Eric Clutton
    from Aeromodeller (ref:851)
    20in span
    IC F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 15/03/2016
    Filesize: 740KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: KraftyOne

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Photo of completed model Fishface was found online at
SteveWMD - 22/03/2016
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