Dowsett Wakefield (Kestrel) (oz8953)


Dowsett Wakefield (Kestrel) (oz8953) by Ian Dowsett 1951 - plan thumbnail

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Dowsett's Wakefield (Kestrel). Rubber competition model.

Quote: "Designed by Ian Dowsett, 1951 British Wakefield Team. 11th place in Finland: 3m 35.9, 3m 4.2 and 2m 46.7. Drawn in collaboration with the designer by Bob Jones, SAM England, Nov 1995."

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-7632.

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Dowsett Wakefield (Kestrel) (oz8953) by Ian Dowsett 1951 - model pic

  • (oz8953)
    Dowsett Wakefield (Kestrel)
    by Ian Dowsett
    45in span
    Rubber F/F
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 11/07/2017
    Filesize: 633KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow
    Downloads: 731

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User comments

Not pictures of the original plane, these are of a recent replica by Howard Gostelow [main pic, 003]
Gerold Litschi - 28/09/2020
I really think you should call it KESTREL as I believe that's what Ian named it.
jhg - 12/10/2020
It flies well and there is another KESTREL flying in Europe.
Howard - 23/10/2020
Dear friends, about a year ago I finished the model according to the plan of oz8953 - Dowsett Wakefield (The Kestrel). The model is built faithfully according to plan [pics 004-007]. The only modification is the dethermalizer. The bundle is used TAN Super - 12 threads x 1/4 "- 52". In calm weather, the model flies for 2.5 - 3 minutes. I appreciate the removable landing gear legs - the fuselage is suddenly comfortably stowable. I live in Europe, the Czech Republic, and unfortunately there are only a few places where you can fly safely with such a free-flying model. Also, there is some in-flight video of the model here, from my friend - from 1:48 time onwards -
Miroslav Dvoracek - 19/03/2021
So nice to see my father’s design still being built. He’s 91 now and I will show him that it’s still being flown, 71 years after it was designed
Gary Dowsett - 09/09/2023
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