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Hereward the Wakefield. Rubber contest model. This is a modern redrawn plan in PDFvector format.
Quote: "Here it is at last! A good, consistent and yet simple-to-build Wakefield, which has proved itself with the best of them.
During 1949, this model came fifth in the Gutteridge Trophy with 763.4 seconds and seventh in the Wakefield Trials with 711.25 seconds. The model was renovated for 1950; at the Irish National it came third with 508.4 seconds in spite of having no trimming flights for two months. Returning home it collected first in the Open Rubber event at St Albans Rally. The model has so far completed five maximum flights and many ove three minutes.
Hereward the Wake is suggested for newcomers to the hobby who have built a few rubber models. The construction should be simple enough for most up-and-coming enthusiasts. Herward is built in the true Marcus tradition in that no HARD balsa is used - it breaks the razor blades!
Medium and soft balsa, when used discreetly, give ample strength for normal use, with springiness and light weight. If this type of wood is used, however, it must be carefully picked, ie straight grained and even textured.
Construction. Build both sides of the fuselage together, on top of each other - when dry, remove sides and separate. Cut all top and bottom spacers and arrange in order..."
Update 06/10/2020: Replaced the PDF plan file with a clearer 2-colour version, thanks to Miguel.
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by Norman Marcus
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Found online 25/02/2012 at:
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