The story of my Rene Jossien "Le Vibrant" 1948 8oz Wakefield with Build Details and Flying Tales. I did not have a full size plan, only a single page from Vol Libre (10/89) for which I subsequently found the other three pages all in French. I had the pages translated into English sufficiently well to create my own full size working drawings from which this model was built. I later found Rene Jossien's own construction presentation of "Le Vibrant" in MRA # 692 (08/97).
Read or download a PDF of my "Le Vibrant" story from here (234kb)
Note: The photograph in the centre of page 2 of the Rene Jossien MRA article is this model as seen and described in my story!
English notes are straight copies as received from non-technical translator, so read the notes in relation to the original French articles.
Rene Jossien's "Le Vibrant"'48 Wakefield, Build Detail and Flying Tales with Designer's original notes in French c/w English translations
Oh Dear! Disaster strikes Le Vibrant which received an unexpected retracting U/C after swiping a van in the 3rd round of the SAM35 8oz Vintage Wakefield competition at the 2007 UK Nationals.
Click an image to see the gory details .