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! Eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size CAD drawn rolled plan, laser cut balsa parts, hand picked color coded balsa strip wood, FAI 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. To build this model you will need a building board set, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $34.95
"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" long motor of 3/16" rubber motivates the 18" 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" 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.