Lew McFarland's series of
control line stunters are favorites to many vintage and classic design flyers. They were all very simple
to build and were excellent fliers. The Shark 15, which featured a profile
fuselage and built-up wing with flaps, was my first 'real' stunt airplane, and my first control line
model that used an engine larger than the Cox .049. Jetco produced the Shark 15 and the
kits, but to my knowledge the Shark 35 never made it to production. I didn't even know it existed
until I saw these plans in the July 1961 issue of American Modeler.
Technically, these probably are not really qualified as plans since they do not shown all the rib
patterns or fuselage formers, but you could certainly still build one from his drawing. Specifications
are provided for both the '35' and the '45' versions. The Shark 35 has a 52" wingspan with 575
sq. in. of wing area, and the Shark 45 has a 59" wingspan with 700 sq. in. of wing area.
Shark 35 Plans
Posted August 6, 2016