I believe that aircraft is located at our local air museum on my field here in Santa Maria.
The airplane market, even for the most popular idea, is quite limited. For replicas of historical fighters it's even more limited, to the level of being relatively miniscule. In other words, given the effort required to design a functional airplane, the return on investment is quite poor so any development n tis direction is often unjustifiable or, if one does go this route, the end product is so expensive that its market is limited further. And we need to look no further than pas efforts into this realm - virtually every one of them has gone out of business in a very short time. Basically, this is not an issue of intelligence but of simple economics.anyone ever given any thoughts to us, the huddled masses yearning to fly history? how about some almost full size, or 3/4 size plans of WWII planes that can be constructed on a budget of normal fiscal beings? if your talking $2-3,000 just for the plans, what's the budget for materials? my time is free, i'm retired so i've got nothing else to do (i work at that pace also), but i don't know if i've got enough time left, definately don't have enough money, to build an expensive project. cain't all you intelligent folks get together and design a WWII replica which looks great, even if it soars like a bumblebee? i've seen the 1/2 sizes and they look great till they get close to the real thing, then the difference is as noticeable as a moped to a harley. i know, i've champagne taste and a near beer wallet. but like everyone else, when i go to a social gathering (notice i didn't say bar), i want to be with the prettest girl there.
Boeing F4B2/P12/Model 100
Don't talk, BUILD.F8F carrier based interceptor.