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Bullock's 1929 Wakefield Trophy Winner
Ralph N Bullock was a prolific and expert designer of 'all things modelling'
This is a replica of his 1929 Wakefield Trophy winning entry. Construction is Hard-Wood, Wire and Doped Silk. It is quite heavy and relies on two skeins of 1/4" flat rubber driving through gearing just behind the nose block for power.
Bullock's 1929 Wakefield Trophy winner
A view showing the carved hardwood propeller.
Bullock's 1938 'Streamliner' Wakefield Class models
The one furthest from the camera is Bullock's original. The one nearer the camera is my replica - which flys ALMOST as well as his original!
Bullock's 1938 replica 'Streamliner'
This was its second 'trimming' flight
The original or the replica?
The replica climbing away on a low powered flight. The original had no 'De-Thermaliser' whereas the replica is fitted with a pivoting tailplane that is controlled by a timer.
Bullock's 1940 'Round The Pole' indoor model
This is his original model. Round The Pole (RTP) flying became popular during the Second World War because of certain restrictions being placed on the flying of (powered) model aircraft.