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Lasse Wentzel with Höken, 1966


In the early 1930:s, Swen Wentzel built a rubber powered model from an English plan. It did not fly very well. After 7-8 crashes, he made a few changes which made the model fly better. The model was named Höken (the Hawk), and was one of the first models sold by the well known Wentzels company.

As a flying model, the Höken had some unfortunate design choices. It was built mostly from pine and plywood, the fuselage sides were fretsawn ply. This made for a very high weight, and a correspondingly limited flying abilty.

Model data

Name: Höken Alternative name:
Plan-ID (S-O L. numbering): A-62,A-135 Owner: SMOS
Designer: Sven Wentzel Drawn by: Sven Wentzel
Year designed: 1934 Wingspan (mm): 800
Category: Klass C
Sources: Wentzel


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