I've been looking into this classic pattern. My question is mainly focused on events in California and from what I have seen they may not be super rigid on what they are considering a classic pattern airplane. I'm considering a build of a 62" or so Dalotel powered with a piped .60. Obviously I would hate to do the build and then be turned away from a contest. My thought is that if it were built to what the AMA pattern rules were back in the early '80's why would it not be legal to fly in todays classic pattern events? Thanks for inputs.
You will be welcome with open arms. No fussiness with designs out here on the Left Coast. Contests are just getting started with Tony's Landcaster contest in November being one of the first. He is planning one for February as well.
I have built a e-powered Conquest IVe and been welcomed with open arms. (I just dont have the patients for nitro anymore.) The guys even had fun ribbing me about my power plant as you can see in the photo.
I too was hot to build a Dalotel as I watched Chip Hyde fly one in Masters when I first started flying pattern in the mid 80's. Then I saw the MK Super Chipmunk S and I fell in love......See picture below.
Doxilia are working together on making the Super Chipmunk over on RC Groups. If you have an interest, David has CAD designed the plane and will be having the balsa laser cut. We will be producing the foam cores here in So Cal. I am sure you could convert to Nitro if you wanted to put a pipe down the bottom like the original. Just a thought, either way, I pyched to see you do this and hope to see you in person at a West Coast CPA event.