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.
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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...
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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
Here are a couple of photos of the Commander [006,007], a very nice flyer.
Colin Miller - 08/12/2020
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