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Masterplane. Wakefield rubber duration model.
Quote: "The Masterplane. Designed by Bob Copland. Winner of the Model Engineer Cup 1946. Presented with issue 6 of Flying Model Designer & Constructor."
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User commentsA very nice model, the only problem? was the nose aperture being only big enough to get 2 1/2 ounces of rubber in it. Soon after the plan and article was published in FMD&C Fred Chapman who wrote the piece sadly died, it was decided to have a one design contest for the Masterplane in his memory. Model built to plan, max 2 1/2oz of rubber, 2 flights to be launched AND land in the airfield at Old Warden. About 5 planes were built, mine was not finished on the morning of the comp (no D/T!) well the obvious happened, while some way in the lead my model picked up some lift while gliding down to the ground, despite trying to knock it down by throwing a tee shirt at it, it was up, away and gone. A search that day and another the following weekend failed to find it, always intended to build another one but never got round to it. Nice to see the plan again.
Mike Hollamby - 24/11/2021
Desperately throwing a tee shirt at a model is my new favourite dethermalizer system.
TimE - 25/11/2021
Certainly beats the "trousers" method. May I suggest throwing underwear instead, as it is gentler on the model. Briefs are the best, just make sure they're unused please ;-)
RC Yeager - 25/11/2021
Throwing bits of lingerie should work as well. You have the option of removing the girl inside or not.
Miguel - 26/11/2021
Hoorah Miguel! That should also help spark renewed interest in the hobby, so its a win-win... As for me, I'm subscribed! :-P
RC Yeager - 26/11/2021
You guys are weird.
DA - 26/11/2021
I must admit I would have rather the tee shirt flew away rather than the model!! I remember the day was a scorcher. Another memory was of John Blagg turning the air blue when his fully wound model suddenly had a "boiler explosion" just as he was about to launch and of the little girl watching asking if he was "playing nice". John later repaired the model.
Mike Hollamby - 27/11/2021
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