Wild Goose (oz10774)


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Wild Goose. Wakefield rubber competition model.

Quote: "A New Rule Wakefield Model. Wild Goose, by Vic Dubery.

HERE is a model which conforms to the standard now set for the Wakefield class. Originally conceived for the 1951 contests it was built early in 1950 so that there would be plenty of time for testing and modifications as it was an entirely new design. With very little modification it has turned out to be such a success that the writer regrets he did not enter it in the 1950 Wakefield '100' when it was newly finished. Two 1st places, a 2nd and a 5th place have been obtained in contests to date.

Weight Control: If you want a 4 oz airframe you have to work for it. The hardest wood available of the weight specified should be used. When weighing watch out for sheets which vary greatly in texture across their width as this will give a false figure for their density. The weights specified are about the minimum at which hard balsa wood is obtainable. All wood should be well sanded both sides before use. An over-weight sheet is probably oversize anyway and it pays to check dimensions accurately.

Fuselage: Build two sides according to the shaded drawing and the formers from 1/8 x 1/16 by reference to dotted lines on plan and side elevation. Make sure that the corners are right-angles, cement small gussets for strengthening and to give a greater cemented area to the longerons. Check their depth by direct measurement on your fuselage sides, and width from the plan view. Join the two sides with these and the circular nose former, making sure that the latter is accurately lined up. Now add the shaped top and bottom nose pieces and the top and bottom flanges of the longerons, finally the top and bottom spacers and the remaining details.

Wing: Assemble mainspars and reinforcing spar all in one piece on the plan, making absolutely certain that both spars are at the same angle. Prepare leading edge and trailing edge of each wing, carving the latter to section beforehand, then tapering by removing surplus from the thick side. This produces the correct taper in thickness.) Do not carve the portion that will be in. the centre section but finish neatly to the curved lines shown at the root.

By reference to the centre section drawing trim the bottom of the LE & TE centre stubs before assembly. Also make the jointing pieces for both ready to assemble the centre section later. Now assemble the port wing on the plan, the starboard half of the spar propped up. Leave the root rib cap strip and false rib off..."

Wild Goose, Model Aircraft, April 1951.

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Article pages, thanks to RFJ.


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  • (oz10774)
    Wild Goose
    by Vic Dubery
    from Model Aircraft (ref:100)
    April 1951 
    44in span
    Tags: Rubber F/F
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 31/12/2018
    Filesize: 780KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

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