I haven't decided on the cowl yet. I agree though, the cylinderical one does look more sinister! I like the scheme with the red on the cowls and the pics I have it looks like it has the tapered cowl. Maybe I'll do a hybrid.
Yeah, it'll have landing gear. It's almost mandatory at our field due to the rocks. Nice smooth runway but don't try to belly land out in the 'grass' unless you want to repair something.
It does have some ugly 'legs' though so I might have to think of something better..... We'll see.
Got the basic side frames made up last night out of hard 1/16" balsa.
Was going to use bass but the balsa strips seemed harder.
Next is to make them into the box frame.