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Fairy FD2 model history 3 weeks 6 days ago #874

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Daniel Rackstraw has recently emailed us about a possible FD 2 model. Roger remembered he had written about this and I (Howard) thought it a good idea to advertise it:

Above: now available as a download!
Below is the appendix - note the cardboard model (available from Roger) and the Steve Bage plan - very tasty. Also note the fuselage is perfect for moulding :cheer:

The booklet, by Roger Simmonds and Andy Blackwell and, is about models of the FD 2 for free flight powered by ducted fan, Jetex and Rapier. It was produced for the Fleet Air Arm Museum ‘Festival of Speed’ in Yeovilton that year, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Fairey FD2 1132 mph record. It sold quite well - there are no 'hard copies left, but the complete booklet can be downloaded here:

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