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Wicko Wizard

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Hesham's Wicko Windsor got me thinking about the two different Wicko Wizards.
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5442.0.html

"An Australian production: The Wicko "Wizard" (Cirrus II engines) was designed by Mr. G.N. Wikner and does 120 m.p.h. Mr. Wikner is now looking for suitable opportunities in this country."

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1934/1934%20-%200835.html 16 Aug 1934

Wizard low-winged Cirrus-powered monoplane built in Australia in 1923. Geoff Wikner then emigrated to the UK. In 1936, another Wicko Wizard is proposed, this time a high-wing cabin monoplane.

Power and dimensions for this new Wizard are shown on the drawing. Price was to be around 400. Other details published in Flight are chord 5 feet, empty weight 1000 lb, gross weight 1500 lb, wing loading 11 lb/sq ft., power loading 17.6 lb/hp, top speed 120 mph, cruising speed 100 mph, landing speed 45 mph, cruising range 250 miles.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1936/1936%20-%202099.html 30 July 1936

This high-wing Wizard may not qualify as an unbuilt project. Since the outline is all but identical, I work on the assumption that this Wizard emerged as the Ford-powered Wicko F.W.1. A production Wicko G.M.1 3-view is attached for comparison.
 

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To me, the nose of the F.M.1 looks the same as the Wizard. Raising the question, what exactly were the differences between the two ... if any?
 

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