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Rubber Powered Airplane Kits / FF-08
Named after Lord Wakefield, whom provided the trophy for the original
Wakefield competition in 1928. Our model was designed by Richard
Morgan of Windsor Ontario, Canada in 1939. The prototype weighed
8 oz. and flew for 28 minutes!
The Wakefield uses the Box and Former method
of construction. Eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size
rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand sorted
printed balsa and balsa strip wood, rubber motor, 12" E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing,
clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, wire, aluminum tube, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in a variety of bright colors. You will need a building
board, hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, and glue.
Class: Sport flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Easy
photo of your model!
"The model is basically to plan with the optional fuselage cross bracing
and some extra bracing at the wing dihedrals, tail tips and nose. The covering
was attached with a UHU glue stick, water shrunk and covered with acrylic
lacquer. Awaiting a quiet day for the test flight. This is the first model I have
built completely myself from plan. I found the ffscale.co.uk website an
invaluable guide." - Alistair O'Connell
"I really enjoyed putting this kit together. For being such an old design
it flies extremely well, I got flights of over 8 minutes." - Steven Sagers
"Greetings from Spain. The plane is perfectly running in the sky."
- Luis Martinez
"I add electric motor with folding prop and RC for throttle, rudder and
elevator. It fly very good. Thank you for this beautiful kit." - Jean-Claude Pesce, France
"Attached are the pictures of my Easy Built Model's "Wakefield". 14 strands, 30 inch long motor of 3/16 inch rubber motivates the 18 inch diameter balsa free wheeling propeller (folding prop is being installed at the time of this writing). It is a very nicely flying model indeed. As you can see, the flying field here in California is rather dry and rough so the landing gear is made of 1/16 inch wire to make the landings nice and smooth. Thank you for producing this great, interesting model." - Paul Kramosil
Prop shown in this photo was supplied by the builder.
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.