About this Plan
Cloudcraft Commander. Wakefield rubber competition model. Wingspan 39 in, wing area 199 sq in.
Quote: "Drawn by Terry Rose 29.6.87 from a copy of the original kit plan. Wing sections, tailplane sections and propellor blank have been added. The freewheel is from SAM35 Yearbook No.3 - suggested! No changes have been made. The information was supplied by Alan Banks, a SAM member."
Scan from DBHL, cleanup by theshadow.
Direct submission to Outerzone.
20/01/2020: Added pic of ad from Aeromodeller Oct 1940 [more pics 005].
Quote: ""Be the Local Champ! Build a Cloudcraft Commander. This season's sensation.
The Cloudcraft Commander possesses beautiful lines and its appearance will satisfy the most discriminating model builder. Although a first class competition model, it is not difficult to build, and should be within the capabilities of any constructor.
It conforms to full Wakefield specification, apart from its slightly lower weight. This can easily be brought up to the required figure, ie 8 oz, by the addition of a larger rubber motor.
The Commander features the Grant X-8 wing section, well known for its stable and slow flying qualities, and consequently has a very flat, slow glide, which will take full advantage of thermal currents.
Wing and stabiliser are fully detachable, for ease of transport, as also is the nose-block and sprung shock-proof landing gear.
The kit is complete in every respect, and contains everything required to build this grand model, with an allowance for wastage...
Did we get something wrong with these details about this plan (especially the datafile)?
That happens sometimes. You can help us fix it.
Add a correction
Do you have a photo you'd like to submit for this page? Then email email@example.com
User commentsGood morning Mary. Some photos of the 1939 Cloudcraft Commander ( Oz 9973 ). Your plan and a Belair parts set are an easy way to produce a serviceable model [model photo & more pics 003-004]. Thanks for your great site.
TrevorT - 24/05/2019
Add a comment
* Credit field
The Credit field in the Outerzone database is designed to recognise and credit the hard work done in scanning and digitally cleaning these vintage and old timer model aircraft plans to get them into a usable format. Currently, it is also used to credit people simply for uploading the plan to a forum on the internet. Which is not quite the same thing. This will change soon. Probably.
This model plan (like all plans on Outerzone) is supposedly scaled correctly and supposedly will print out nicely at the right size. But that doesn't always happen. If you are about to start building a model plane using this free plan, you are strongly advised to check the scaling very, very carefully before cutting any balsa wood.
© Outerzone, 2011-2019.
All content is free to download for personal use.
For non-personal use and/or publication: plans, photos, excerpts, links etc may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Outerzone with appropriate and specific direction to the original content i.e. a direct hyperlink back to the Outerzone source page.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site's owner is strictly prohibited. If we discover that content is being stolen, we will consider filing a formal DMCA notice.