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GREAT job, Bucky!Flies rather well!I plan on making mine a electric version.Will build this winter, have to many projects on the table now.Thanks for the videos!Greg aka Greasewww.tattoosfromgrease.com
I have a DragonFly that was built as a club project back in the late 70's and early 80's. We nicknamed it Miss Twiggy or Twiggy. It would lazily move around the sky. The spring wire landing gear would just seem to reach down and grab the ground on landing. It was sure a fun plane to fly.I still have the wing from mine but wanted to build another one. I got the plans from Northrop but never got a copy of the article. The picture of the article in this blog did not print out very well so will go looking for the article.Thanks for bringing back old memories.
Looks like a BLAST to fly! I have an O.S. .10 looking for a home, and that issue of MB sitting at home. I can send you a copy of the article if you're interested. Are the plans still available?
Yes, still the most popular plan Northrup sells
Hello Marten.Yes I would be intereseted in a better scan of the article. I did buy the plan from Bill Northrop but did not get a copy of the article with it. If I did, it is long lost. They do still sell the plan.Bill sells his catalogs. I bought both back in 2004 as Bill does not have a web site or an email listing. Each catalog is $4 if you buy them (at least they were). The plan is $15 plus postage. Bill no longer has a valid email address but the mailing address is:Bill Northrop's Plan Service 2019 Doral CourtHenderson, NV 89074phone: 702-896-2162 M-F 10am-4pmand he does take credit cards. I do not see anything in his catalog telling how much postage and shipping is or how to figure it but does say postage is extra.I do not see an option on here for personal message but would like to get the article.Thank you.
Hello,Just saw your response to my comment, I also see no obvious way for a direct contact. I can be reached by email at email@example.com If you send me an email with your postal address, I'll send you a photocopy of my article.
By the way, thanks for the contact info for Bill Northrop, I've ordered the plans and it'll be the next one on the workbench.
I enjoyed your videos! I've recently finished and flown my second Dragonfly. The first was a flyaway when I launched her with the switch off (not one of my best moments).Around 1987 I framed out the second version - and finally finished the covering late summer 2011. Number one enjoyed an O.S. .15 FP up front. Number two boasts an electric motor and folding prop. The only changes I felt I needed was more downthrust and 50% more rudder area. Still a great joy to fly and soar!
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