RE: Another 'What Is It
Thanks for the advice... I wish that you were closer, I'd give you the plane... it'd be worth it. And, thanks for the suggestion on the fuel. I would never have thought to use anything with that much oil. As for the prop, I'm sure that it's seen better days - that would be the first thing to go. IT would make for a very nice decoration.
I'm glad that this story brought back memories. I bet your dad would get a kick out of seeing a picture of the plane... The covering is wrinkled but I bet he won't care.
Mikeainia, Yup, I knew about the pull test - we never did that in days of old. It makes sense though.
I remember when I was about 12, I had a profile plane with about a 24" wingspan - forget if the wing was built up or solid... Anyway, just because no one told me that it COULDN'T be done, I put a Cox .049 onto the nose (probably with only two screws, being only 12) and the darned thing actually flew. It was only level flight, but it flew!!
I wonder if anyone else did any kind of experiments like that?