Ducky Wucky (oz9474)

 

Ducky Wucky (oz9474) by Gordon Light from Air Trails 1935 - plan thumbnail

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Ducky Wucky. Rubber sport floatplane model.

Quote: -"STEP right this way, ladies and gentlemen, and see the aeronautical sensation of the century. It's colossal, stupendous. It's the very thing you've lain awake nights dreaming about. It's the powdered sugar on your model airplane strawberries: it's the peaches and cream of your balsa wood and Japanese tissue diet. Right this way, ladies and gentlemen.

Take it from me, the Ducky-Wucky is just that. There's nothing to beat its smooth off-water flights and landings. It will take a hard-hearted modeler to remain calm when the ship levels off a few inches above the water and gently settles down. I predict that the Ducky-Wucky will be your biggest thrill since that memorable occasion when you glimpsed daylight between the ground and your first model airplane.

The Ducky-Wucky is at home on water. Ruggedly built, it can stand a ducking and come up for more. But it should appeal equally well to land-bound modelers, for they need only substitute a pair of wheels for the floats and they have a corking land model. They may even choose to fly the Ducky-Wucky from a creek or from pools of water in streets and fields after a rain. Even a shallow trough will do, for it need be only an inch deep and about fifteen feet long.

The ideal way, of course, is to procure a boat on some nearby lake or dam, then row well out from shore to launch the ship. In that way the Ducky-Wucky has ample opportunity to express its personality in a smooth, unhurried take-off, and in its long, graceful glide. But the Ducky-Wucky cannot do any of these things for you unless you build it. So let's get started..."

From October 1935 Air Trails, the Ducky-Wucky a 31 inch span rubber model with floats.

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