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Old Jun 24, 2013, 02:59 AM
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As an ex-aviation engineer and professional model maker the idea isn't so wild but there is a lot of engineering involved whether the intent is to either fly the full sized project as an RC "model" or something in which you actually fly.

I don't know if they are is still in business but there was a company who specialised in proiding the plans and parts for building roughly half size FW 190s. I think they were called WAR. These were wooden framed with foam, shaped cladding followed by glassing. From memory the wings were cut foam with wood and metal spars.

So there is no problem. Back in the eighties I build a roughly half size sorta Tiger Moth for static advertising purposes. Because this had to stand up to all sorts of weather and be mounted on a pole there was a significant amount of engineering and it stood up to use and abuse for around fifteen years so I was pretty happy.

Given time, money and persistence you can do almost anything but if you assume it to be a few evenings in the garage done on the cheap it will probably disappoint you. If you are serious look to some of the huge models of the LMA in the UK which are almost always joint projects.
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 06:01 PM
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But is it park pilot program legal?
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