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Gypsy - completed model photo more pics (1)

by Earl Stahl
from Flying Aces
September 1942 
44in span
Tags: Rubber F/F
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 21/03/2017 at:
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About this Plan

Gypsy - Rubber competition model, a Wakefield design.

Quote: - "A cleaned up version of the 1939 Wakefield entry, this job flies even better. The finest characteristics a model can possess are: ease of construction, a great degree of stability, an efficient high climb, and the ability to soar when the power is exhausted. The 'Gypsy' has repeatedly demonstrated that it has these qualities. Our first model of this design was actually flown many hundreds of times. For nearly a year it was tested in all kinds of weather, and minor changes and readjustments were made until the performance was consistently good. It was this model that gained a place for the author on the 1939 United States Wakefield team. At the Wakefield finals, however, the intense heat caused the huge rubber motor to snap when only partially wound. The model was nearly disintegrated by the broken strands of rubber, but Ted Just, who was flying the ship by proxy, managed to repair what remained and made one short official flight. But that is another story. Shown in the photos is an improved version of the original model. During the past season it was used in numerous contests with good results. On a recent test flight it soared out of sight."

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