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« on: May 20, 2011, 05:06:08 PM »

 Is anybody jumping on the bandwagon for the new event that Flying Aces is trying out? Maybe we should do one of these in a cook-up. How about it ?

Did you see this mentioned in the last Flying Aces National Newsletter and also the latest Model Aviation Magazine?

What do you say, shall we give it a go?
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2011, 05:59:25 PM »

Yes!! my club is already working on this. I am in with a Gordon light 1936.

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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2011, 10:07:31 PM »

Good to know I will not be alone in this.

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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 01:47:29 PM »

I've got a set of half size plans for Hereward and will be building it in the near future...Y'all post photos of your builds and I'll do the same.
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 03:54:38 PM »

Since there are so many 8 oz Wakefields let me ask for some advice. What would you suggest if I want to build one that has a very simple structure ? I need something recomended so please offer your advice not just for me but for other modelers that might be sitting on the fence right now. I guess any one with landing gear and a cabin would be a simple suggestion. I am asking for feedback while I go ahead and build my dime scale Chambermaid .

Gotta get busy so give me some pointers if you can on the half size Wakefield.

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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 05:44:37 PM »

Well the simplest designs are the constant chord cabin models. e.g. Korda 1939 winner, Cahill (the slab sided one), Lanzo designs (similar to the korda) etc. I would guss that the Korda 1939 should be an easy build and a great performer.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 07:27:22 AM »

 Ok..so what do you do? Just get a set of plans and download it to half the size of the original one? What years does it have to fall under?

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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 08:37:06 AM »

Hmm...here are a few...
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 08:53:20 AM »

Some more nice ones...
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 09:17:12 AM »

'Tyke' was intended to be an entry level Wakefield. I think it would be a good subject for this class, being quite simple and intended for a fast climb.
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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 09:28:52 AM »

The 'Red Swan' is really cute!  Have to get my KK 'Gipsy' (full-size, 8 oz. model) built before I can think about any other "performance" model, tho.
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 12:13:50 PM »

Joshua,
 what year was The Tyke published? pre 51 I assume?

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« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 02:23:38 PM »

BG,

 The FAC News said 1937 through 1953, so I presume that's 1953 inclusive. Tyke was published in Model Aircraft, August 1952 (which also makes eligible according to the rules on the FAC website).

 I still cannot grasp why the website says this nonsense about 50 sq in or L^2/100 when the date range allows models which go as high as 60 sq in and use smaller fuselage cross sections (flat 2.5 sq in at half size).

 I predict that there will be significant confusion at the FAC Nats for this event if the rules are strictly administered now that we have two sets of conflicting rules (the newletter rules do not say models have to comply with L^2/100, only that most models will fit this description).
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2011, 12:19:37 PM »

I have decided to go with the Earl Stahl Gypsy. FWIW  Smiley Wink Cheesy Grin Cool Roll Eyes
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011, 01:16:33 PM »

Is this also a half size Wakefield? I build it 3 years ago from a kit without plastic parts.

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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2011, 02:51:50 PM »

Sure is Heinz  Cheesy

It's 'Bert' Judges early winner which was of the 4ozs variety - not too popular as a full size option these days; well it does have the Copland and Lanzo to compete with. Tongue

Nice build by the way
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2011, 04:58:17 PM »

 Grin Hi Guys, some of us Aussies are doing a 1/2 scale Streamliner Wakefield cookup if you are interested. Just go to the cookup section for details
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2011, 07:00:40 PM »

From my old club ...  "Tyke' is a very good airplane.      Henry's 'Red Swan' is an exceptional design.

Marcus's    "Hereward" has mixed reception - some display odd characteristics ... which I can't remember right now      One was flown by a member of my even earlier club, he won Wake at an RAF Championship with it.

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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2011, 07:08:14 PM »

It would be great if some of you fellows posted these plans over on the Gallery for all to see and hopefully use. Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2011, 02:16:57 PM »

Post um if you got um.

Lets see how many show up over there Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2011, 02:43:32 PM »

Post um if you got um.

Lets see how many show up over there Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

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« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2011, 04:21:57 AM »

   are any of you people cutting wood yet?
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« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2011, 08:43:34 AM »

Still in the process of plotting the formers and deciding on the wing attach method (would like to do per the full-size, not not sure if it will be practical).
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2011, 09:49:33 AM »

Probably all of you already know about this link but if not be prepared to spend a couple of hours browsing!

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1265873
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2011, 02:21:54 PM »

That is an amazing link and have been there many, many times.  Each time is usually a couple of hours.

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