Hotwax, thanks for sharing your plans. This plane looks great. I'm building one for my dad as a Christmas present. I want to build the non-swappable version, but plan to build it as a tail dragger. I do have a question though (and maybe more as I get into the build a bit more). Does the firewall just get hot glued into the fuse?
Thanks Werner. I cut a firewall from AC ply and glued is in place to mount the motor. I went with the same setup that you showed for your maiden; Turnigy 3536/8 1000kv, 40A Plush ESC, and 2200 mah 4s. What prop did you use with that setup? I've got a 10x6 on it now, but any advice you have would be appreciated.
Thanks again for posting the plans. My dad's a huge WWI nut and I think he's going to love this. Will definitely use more (and bigger/better) rubber bands for flight. Hope to get the wing tapped tonight. I will post a couple more pics when she's complete. I have a suggestion for locating the wing. I'll post that latter with some more pics.
You did an amazing job with this design! I put her up for her maiden flight yesterday and it flew amazingly well. Only a couple clicks of trim and it was dialed in. At WOT it's pretty quick, but it also glides forever with almost no power. Thanks for sharing the plans.
Believe it or not, it was less than 1 roll (of the big rolls from TapeBrothers.com) for the color. For the "decals" I printed them out on an inkjet printer and spray glued (3M Super 77) them on then covered with clear tape. It takes a while to do a plane this big, but the paper is completely covered. On the one shown above, I used black electrical tape for the black accent stripes.