Triple if you count the earlier Monomail post, though I don't know if it was yours. I like the version with spats. Also the one with,a NACA cowl. However, it might be tough to fit a pilot into a small version unless he was lying down in it. Reduced,size replicas,are probably best made from originals with fat fuselages and large canopies. Wildcat, anyone?Double post
Yeah, my age is getting to me!Triple if you count the earlier Monomail post, though I don't know if it was yours. I like the version with spats. Also the one with,a NACA cowl. However, it might be tough to fit a pilot into a small version unless he was lying down in it. Reduced,size replicas,are probably best made from originals with fat fuselages and large canopies. Wildcat, anyone?
A Floh would be a great replica if you could get someone else to fly it for you. Ditto Fokker V.8. Well, ok, the latter is just for novelty value.
I think, with the knowledge we have today, a bunch of the old designs could be tweaked to behave much better. At least if tbe tails are large enough.
I'm amazed that a Tiger Moth can be modified to carry four. I watched the Jackalope video, including the bit at the end with the landing. I was amazed how much the rudder was used. It must be a tricky airplane on the ground.
I suspect that a lot of the 30's racers would have to be enlarged slightly to fit most of us. Having said that, a Goon would be very cool. Or a San Diego Flaggship. At least if the handling could be made safe. The ones with large engines to begin with could be made lighter, with smaller engines and the same size to improve their landing behavior. For the in-line engines, I wonder if anyone has done a conversion of the aluminum version of the Chrysler slant six? I understand one of them had been tweaked to generate a fair amount of horsepower, though the Volare's iron version of that engine was kind of pathetic, even if I could get it moving uphill from a stop with the manual transmission in third gear.
It's not rumor, you can use the NX prefix and dispense with the experimental label at the cockpit entrance if your project has the same external configuration as an aircraft build at least 30 years ago, and the tail number can be as small as 2 inches tall.Rumor has it that if you build a replica of an experimental that's over 30(?) years old, you can use 'NX' instead of 'N' as the N number prefix, and you're then not required to placard the cockpit with the 3" 'EXPERIMENTAL' placard. My -7 project will look just like a -6 when it's finished....
My effort isn't a kit, but was developed from a set of giant scale RC plans. Truth in advertising, this is only a mockup that I originally put together about 20 years ago and have been dragging it around since then. Since we are in lockdown I decided to up grade the mockup and the photos are attached. i took out the Mazda rotary and put in a Buick/Rover 215 V8 as the powerplant and also installed a Casales marine redrive unit in the nose. I had the doors for years and installed them. The whole thing was painted yellow, I can't remember the logic that caused that to happen, so I repainted it a sort of aircraft primer green. It seems to look bigger in green. The scale is 70% and the original plans where 20% scale.