Inspired by the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, I've begun work on a new project. The plan so far, and the wings have been cutout, is a C-47 with retractable landing gear and the option of either a tow cable for the Waco, or a parachute drop. I cut out the wings yesterday, it's going well. I just finished my first prototype design for the fuselage and I'll be cutting that out soon. I"m going to be using the fold over foam method for the fuseluge. However, for the wings, due to the complexity of adding landing gear that retracts, I've decided to use the more traditional FT fold over wing. I do hope to be able to bring this to Flite Fest Ohio. And any input that you have on this, especially in regards to retracts, would be wonderful.
Motors: 2 x 1200KV (C pack stand ins)
Props: 7 x 3
Battery: Either a 4000mAh 4S or a 5000mAh 3S
Throttle (no differential thrust)
Parachute Door/Glider release
For the Waco, I am anticipating far less stress, I believe it will be a very easy build. Its a square fuselage with a traditional FT wing. I'll post more about it later, but the current plan is for a 48" wingspan to keep it scale to the C-47.