Okay, I live in Colorado, but I swear I wasn't smoke'n the Devil's Lettuce when I calculated the length of Hornet! It ought to have been 34', not 11'. I corrected that in the lead message, though I made it 32' feet, for the simple fact that plywood and foam sheets are 8' and it would be easiest to simply use four sheets end to end to represent a carrier. Or, as someone had already suggested, painting lines on a runway, and adding a nice towering island above that.
Edit: Or... maybe not anytime soon. Adding up the cost, with two batteries and shipping comes to $272-$321, depending on which motors and batteries. I had to scrape to buy my Mini Guinea and power pack. Gonna be awhile until I can save up that much.
Um they didn't use the whole deck for takeoff, had to put the planes somewhere and they didn't fit the elevators or hangar deck. Doolittle was concerned half didnt have enough deck to accelerate to speed so they gutted everything that wasn't absolutely required and loaded a smaller bomb load. Doolittle was also concerned the carrier would get spotted with bombers on it. Good read about problem solving