Some good comments there David. While we hear a lot of interesting comments about Guillows wood, my experience with Dumas kits was that the wood was light, but some of it was low quality light sheet cut extremely off grain, with stringers so weak that you could hold a stringer's ends with both hands and break the center by blowing at it. I've seen errors even with CAD drawn plans. While folks note that Guillows die-cut parts are not exactly CAD-Laser cut accurate, I haven't seen grave design errors. I've come across some CAD designs with things such as wing LEs that cannot possibly be attached to the wing formers and wingtip formers as shown, without severely distorting the wingtip area.
That is a nice looking plane David. My LHS has the kits, and I've been tempted a number of times. Gotta love planes with flat surfaces, since you can get away with only planking the curved areas and still remain reasonably light, while not looking like covered framework on a sheet metal skinned plane.
The Guillows Skyraider has potential to be a good looking scale plane, with some modification to the nose area. I built one years ago, and have thought of building another for micro rc. For rubber power, a bit of added weight in the nose area would likely be needed anyway, so why not have it as scale detail versus ballast. I just noticed the old White17 Guillows FW190 in the photo, before adding ailerons to the wing. It actually flew about 5 times that way as an rc plane, but had to be flown very carefully.
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