Do I want a prop for it
you bet !
The prop on the full size is a beautiful shape, my intentions are to swing a scale prop approx 41" dia, not sure how yet but will probably go with a 100cc and a belt redrive.
Dont need any performance or speed justs needs to get it off the ground.
Whatever I do I will have a scale static prop, so we will have to keep in touch!
Yes the cord is 41" split ribs wont be a problem they are machined to give a good joint, also the wing has 5 spars so plenty of support.
I was'nt familular with poplar either, but seems to have been used for loads of unusal things like bows, snow board cores, musical instruments and most common matches.
Laurence Prince (Building the Bleriot) refers to it alot in the full size construction details, one of the clean'est woods I have seen.
Full wing warping, and bar a 1/2 scale Anzani it is going to be full scale in everyway, if I can do it.