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Surpriz. Rubber Wakefield competition model.
...another low-wing good-looker along the same lines, his later Wakefield "Surpriz". Best modelling regards. Jean-Marie Piednoir.
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User commentsHello, For this plan, I found this picture of Pierre Dupin (a truly great modeller and friend now deceased) with an electric powered "Surpriz" in his left hand and a regular rubber powered one in his right hand [model photo]. It shows what an elegant yet competitive design Rene Jossien could come up with. I think the Surpriz is a 1959 design of his. Best modelling regards.
JMP - 16/12/2016
Been looking closely at this plan with a view to building it. The only thing missing, it seems, are the tail ribs - part of one is shown at the bottom of the plan. They obviously got missed when the plan was scanned. Not really a problem as I was thinking of a symmetrical section instead.
I don't know if anyone can provide them though to make plan complete.
M Hodgson - 01/09/2020
Regarding the horizontal stabiliser ribs, I think one can safely assume that King René used the same as he used on the Ailbass.
Jean-Marie Piednoir - 03/03/2021
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