Lapwing (oz9659)


Lapwing (oz9659) by Peter Michel 1928 - plan thumbnail

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Lapwing. Rubber sport model.

Quote: "This large geared rubber model, so typical of the early 20's was found in an attic in Guildford and given to SAM 35 by Jim Leddy. Unfortunately it bore no name - and since a model of that period without a name in unthinkable, one had to be found. Browsing through the Reader's Digest book of British Birds, we came upon this description of the flight of the Lapwing - in spring it performs a striking aerobatic display climbing steadily with its wings making a throbbing sound - substitute gears for wings, and you have the perfect description of an early English rubber model in flight. The 'Lapwing' it had to be. Terry Rose and Peter Michel, February 1988.

Measured from the original model and drawn by Peter Michel August 1985. Drawn again by Terry Rose 1.2.88"

Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.

ref DBHL-5882.

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Lapwing (oz9659) by Peter Michel 1928 - model pic

  • (oz9659)
    by Peter Michel
    50in span
    Rubber F/F
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 02/01/2018
    Filesize: 270KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: DBHL, theshadow

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To me this is not from '20s. This is a common English design (typical is the undercarriage loop) for a Lightweight Duration Model category plane, in use from 1935 to 1947. A lot of similar plans can be found in books of that period and Copland, Boys, Warring and Rippon all made similar designs. In this category there was no restriction on weight and fuse size. The use of a 50 inch wing suggest an usage in Wakefield category too.
Pit - 10/01/2018
Hi Mary, please find attached a photo of the Lapwing built and flown by my late father [model photo & more pics 003].
LeighRichardson - 11/01/2018
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