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the plan build article - 13/6/11

Dave Towell25/03/2009 10:41:22
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Back in may 2000 ( I think) there was a plan for a .25 ic low wing plane made from cardboard and I'm sure it was called the cardshark. I think is was desigened by Mr Ashby Senior ( Maurice I'm sure its spelt wrong sorry)
Did anyone build one, and did it fly well?  was one on my to do list. But as i was learning at the time and with work and family time just sliped by and other ideas came to the for and took over. love the idea of cheap building materials especialy in this "credit crunch" time.

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David Ashby - Moderator25/03/2009 11:15:12
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'Cardsharp' Dave - we'll I know you'd expect me to be a bit biased but yes, Dad made me one and it flew very well indeed. It had a more jet-like flight pattern but it was very smooth and stable. It's cheap but shouldn't disappoint, we flew ours with .15 2/strokes.  

We made a bigger version and stuck a .40 up front and again it went well but we preferred the simplicity and portabilty of the smaller version. Here's a shot of me with the big version.


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Mowerman22/04/2009 17:57:13
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Built one for a PAW 15 diesel.
Managed to rip the engine out trying to start it.
Bin job
Dave Towell22/04/2009 22:39:09
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Did you ever get it to fly?
Found the plans the other day and am toying with the idea. like simple ideas might try make it out of correx
Mowerman01/05/2009 16:50:18
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Correx - sounds like a good idea.
Unfortunately lost the plan.
Mowerman22/02/2012 13:41:51
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Trawling through old threads and found this.

As I now have some 2mm corex looking for a use has anyone out there got a plan I could borow? I would go for electric this time.

Glenn Ryan26/03/2012 11:28:56
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Well isn't that strange. I was digging through my old plans just the other night when I came across my plans for this and now I find this thread.

All I need now is a cheap 15-25 and i'm building one of these

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