I have a question. I've a scratchbuild plan for the Fairchild 24 of about 25 inch wingspan. Looks like an ex Comet model. I wanted to build, for a couple throws, then just static display. The plan does not show it as being particular sturdy as say a couple Guillows of the 300 series kits I have (not yet built, moreso a cooler weather project for me). The plan, though not that difficult, looks...I dunno, like a somewhat flimsy (<maybe not the right word) plane might result.
So, I'm on Amazon yesterday, and yeah, the stick model basher is still saying not the greatest things about such planes, but thats neither here nor there. I see a Guillows Fairchild on Amazon, at third party seller, but price reduced nicely. Figured sales to move older die cut stuff to make room for laser goodies. So, I hit >buy< button, its a comin'
Now, in Guillows site, its classed as a 700 series, lightweight, build by number....gee, did I buy a kids kinda thing (I mean moreso yesterdays pre ipod, pre Wii type kid.) Saw box says light, good flyer, yadda, yadda. No pix of skeleton on this one like some others. So, is this kinda light like the Comet type plan? I'll have to beef it up a bit maybe... if its based on old Comet design, no problem, but anyone know about this model plane, vs eg a Cessna 170 and Aeronica 85 Champ. Thanks