This 1947 F-11C plan by Paul
Plecan, which I bought in the 1960’s , would have been an impossible project
for me before CA glue and Drumel saws.
Cutting the 69 ribs by hand would have made me crazy. The other concession to the 21st century is
not carving the fuselage from a block.
I can understand why parents approved of model building – silence! If someone were to actually complete this
one inch to the foot model in the late 1940’s, the plan calls for a .29 to .49
engine. Remember, these were low power
ignition engines. I plan to use a 3
line bellcrank and a .20 to .25 engine.
One old school thing that I did need and use was a double edge razor
blades and pins.