Looking for Info on a Plane Called "Mugwump"

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    Hi! 😀
    I’m a new member here. My main interests are Rubber Scale and Old Timers.

    I’m looking for a copy of an article in Model Airplane News from either 1973 or 1974, not sure what month, about a FF Rubber plane called “Mugwump”. I think it was either a Mulvihill or Coupe d’Hiver plane. It had a crescent shaped wing and tail planform, similar to a “Speckled Bird”. An interesting feature was that it had no vertical fin. The tail had polyhedral in it, creating the side area necessary. I beleive the fuselage was also an airfoil-shaped “lifting fuselage”.

    I can’t remember what month or who the author was. I had a subscrption the MAN as a kid from ’73 to ’74, so I’m sure it appeared during that time frame. I can’t rememeber if it was contest winner.

    Any help would be appreciated. If you can correct my memory of this plane, or have the article in question, please let me know. At a minimum, I’m looking for a scan of the article and plan as published. Best case would be to buy a copy of the full-size plans from someone. MAN doesn’t list it in there plans list, I looked.

    Thanks Guys!


    Welcome Rick,

    I’ve never seen this plane, but it does appear on the NFFS plans list page 11 as a F1G.



    Thanks so much for the help! Now I can go to bed tonight knowing I did not imagine this airplane!

    I’m new to a lot of these designations. Am I correct in assuming F1G is the same as Coupe d’Hiver? For that matter, can you please tell me the meaning of “Wakefield”, “Mulvihill”, and “Coupe d’Hiver”? Are these just class names? What sort of plane is flown in each class?

    I’m very interested in the Nostalgia Rubber class. My favorite is the 1939 Korda Wakefield. Just last night I pulled out the set of plans I drew for a drafting class in highschool for this plane. They still looked pretty good for being over 30 years old! Although I don’t remember where I got the info, I do remember drawing them to full size. The only thing I didn’t put on the plans was an airfoil and prop info. This may be my next project!

    Thanks again!

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