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Svenson Wayfarer. Radio control sports biplane model. Kit # 30493.
The Wayfarer (oz5908) design was first appeared in 1972 RCM. This here is the Wayfarer as kitted by Svenson.
Quote: "This is another plan I just used for building a nice biplane. Even if these plans are for gas engine it is possible to make nice electric from it (this is what I did)."
Quote from Svenson 1973 Catalogue: - "One of the finest bipes you'll ever fly, the WAYFARER which first appeared in the Feb 72 issue of the American RC Modeler magazine, now comes as a SVENSON kit with the full endorsement of its author Don DEWEY, Editor of RCM. The WAYFARER will perform all the maneouvres in a realistic manner and has outstanding slow-speed characteristics. It is extremely easy to fly, and anyone with a few hours of proportional time on an intermediate trainer will have no difficulty in handling the WAYFARER. It can be slowed down to a virtual walk for a landing, flies at almost scale-like speeds with a .40 and is quite responsive to controls. Wing area abt 800 sq.in. Span 52in (both wings). Length 43in. Weight (with RC) abt 5-5 1/2 lbs. Engines .40 to .60. The kit is very complete and contains all the necessary..."
Update 10/04/2018: added kit review from RCM&E March 1984, thanks to RFJ.
Supplementary file notes
Kit review from RCM 12-73, thanks to theshadow.
Kit review, RCME 04-84.
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User commentsThis is a nice design! It is a pretty solid machine construction wise, and it looks aerodynamically like a fine flyer! Only looked quickly but wasn’t sure which wing had the Ailerons?
Bobbylang - 21/04/2013
Ailerons are on the lower wing only, by the looks of the photo.
SteveWMD - 29/06/2013
Hi Steve, I see a Wayfarer on the site, I have the FIRST cataloge from SVENSON BELGUM. I now the boss Leon Janssens. The pictures: morepics 003 is my Wayfarer alive after 40 years, and fly it. Morepics 004 is the Wayfarer in the catalogue 1973 from Svenson. Morepics 005 is the Wayfarer Technical Specifications in Svenson Catalogue 1973. It's a wonderful model, I fly it 40 yr. Greets,
Julien - 29/06/2013
Pic 006.jpg (red and white scheme) is from 1974 Svenson catalogue, found online here: - www.hippocketaeronautics.com/hpa_plans/details.php?image_id=5379
SteveWMD - 29/06/2013
Dear Steve, Attached are some pictures of my Svenson Wayfarer [model photo & more pics 007]. I built the plane 33 years ago from a Svenson kit. During last winter I completely restored it to 'better than new' condition. The plan on your site was of great help to provide templates for the replacement parts needed for the repair and conversion from glow to brushless power. I finished the plane in a color scheme loosely resembling a model depicted in one of the period brochures shown on your site. Many, many thanks for keeping our wonderful hobby alive!!!
PeterI - 09/05/2016
Thanks for creating such a wonderful site. I've downloaded a few plans and recently finished a Svenson Wayfarer that I got from the site. Here's a couple of pictures [more pics 009, 010].
Antony - 08/08/2016
Hello Mary and Steve, I'm sending you photos of various models we have built (my father and I), in the last century. Here is the Wayfarer, built from Svenson kit, Meteor 60 engine, Kraft radio, 1974 [more pics 011-014]. Thank you very much for your great site! Greetings from Spain.
JesusAbellan - 27/02/2017
Added lovely vintage pic, thanks to VeikkoK [more pics 015].
Mary - 03/06/2019
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