I agree. It's our childhood loves that bring back the fondest memories :smile:Military Corsairs are absolutely beautiful. To this day, the only art contest I have won involved a drawing of a Corsair and I contend that it was the subject matter and not my "skill" as an artist that won me the award.
Hands down, although I have always had a particular fondness for F-4 Phantoms. This is simply due to the squadron of them that used to fly over my childhood home. I have two things I regularly blame for my addiction to aircraft. The first is Burt Rutan (and I have told him this) and the second is the cadre of F-4 pilots from the 181st Tactical Fighter Squadron from the mid-1980s. The fact that Rutan had a lot to do with working the bugs out of the F-4 does not escape me either.
If you look carefully on the underside of the upper starboard wing, near the tip, we can see where you tore it from... :ermm:Not sure if these have been posted;
Se-5 (I have a piece of wing fabric from Duxford from one of these):
It was a dedicated reno racer. That means it is treated like a Thoroughbred. Those things are such spare designs. The Push Kat was I think the first one to push the envelope of what two fixed wheels means... It had a retract nose wheel. Some cried fowl but it was faaaaast. Could have been faster if the engine was gotten out farther behind the wing I think. The original had a shrouded prop and the rudder and elevator were just movable parts of the duct trailing edge. Talk about minimalist.Very nice looks. I know it's a racing plane but I wonder about its rudder authority... maybe racers can always land into wind??
Oh yeah, and notice the tiny canard on this later version. CG issues?