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wingcoax31/12/2018 16:33:44
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I have acquired a CAP 60in Swordfish in reasonable condition, with the exception of the interplane struts being missing. It also looks as if it suffered from the usual problem associated with narrow track Uc and suffered slight damage to the port lower wing. That has now been fixed but cannot finish as dont know what length to make the new struts. Help please.

Jim Carss31/12/2018 17:45:16
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this chap will have a plan of the Swordfish,his name is Derick Scott


Jim Carss31/12/2018 20:53:20
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Just had an email from Derick,unfortunately he does not have the Swordfish plan,sorry for giving you duff info.

All the best for 2019


stu knowles01/01/2019 09:01:27
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Hello Jim, Please check your personal messages. Regards SK

wingcoax01/01/2019 15:36:54
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Many thanks anyway Jim. Steve.

Denis Watkins01/01/2019 15:45:39
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Check your personal messages Stephen

Solly01/01/2019 17:01:54
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I built the CAP Swordfish many years ago. The wings are quite rigid and the rigging is not functional. I would just assemble the model and cut the struts to fit.

wingcoax01/01/2019 20:20:56
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Hi Solly, Thanks for that, will give it a try. As a matter of interest what engine did you fit?

Solly01/01/2019 20:35:03
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It was many moons ago, I used a Merco 61 with a 14✖️5 prop. I suppose any modern equivalent, 2 stroke or 4 stroke would do the job.

Alan Gorham_03/01/2019 15:05:15
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CAP Swordfish plan still available from Sarik:


wingcoax04/01/2019 21:46:34
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Not sure if my post are going out, So, To Solly, I plan on using a trusty Webra Blackhead 61.

And to Alan, Thanks for that link, Steve.

Solly04/01/2019 22:34:52
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The Webra should be fine. My Swordfish flew very nicely, I remember it was placed third in one of the Blackburn scale meets. Be prepared to use the rudder on the turns though.

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