Arne Ellila 1949 and 1950 Wakefield Planes

Here are two articles by Martyn Cowley about Arne Ellila’s Wakefield winning planes from 1949 and 1950.

The first includes a plan, some pictures and a discussion of flying the 1949 model.  A distinguishing feature was the krak-krak gearing system which allowed a motor twice the length of the distance inside the fuselage.

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The second article contains similar information for the 1950 model, and pictures of the original model in its present location in the Finnish Aviation Museum.  A  special feature of this model was the turbulator along the top of the wing.

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The background history of Ellila’s 1949 and 1950 wins may be found here:

Ellila 1949

Ellila 1950