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Old Oct 09, 2012, 11:40 PM
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It is definitely a Drifter !!, kitted by Craft Air and later by Dynaflite (in California). A friend had one as his very first R/C and it was a floaler, a very good one at that, and very easy to fly. Your dad did well on the purchase!

Looking at the Drifter II plans, the GC is directly under the wing spars.

If the hi start hook has not been installed, it is 5/32" aft of the CG.

Weak areas? Occasionally my friend would damage the horizontal stab when landing but a few drops of CA took care of most in-field repairs.

Do not see the fuselage hatch in your pictures, but it is just a piece of 1/16" plywood covering the entire area and held in place with 1/16" ply 'tongues' cemented under the front and back of the hatch and extending about 1/8" beyond the ends. The ply hatch can be inserted and removed by gently flexing upward at the middle of the hatch.
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