Okay .... here is the beginning of my Ringmaster build, a half-A Ringmaster Gee Bee Z
, on 3/16 in. (5 mm) paper covered foamboard. The patterns have been laid out on the board, awaiting temporary fixing with a glue stick and cutting. At 19 in. (483 mm) wingspan, it will be powered with an A.C. Gilbert .074 Thunderhead engine. The 3 in. (76 mm) dia. cowl is from a GNC vitamin supplement bottle. The plan comes from a scaling of the Ringmaster Jr. reduced quarter sized detail on the original Sterling plan. The fuselage is adapted from the late Keith Laumer's Gee Bee Z profile CL plan. The Ringmaster's cockpit and rudder are retained.
The A.C. Gilbert powerplant has already been prepared with over a half hour bench break-in time. She's eager to run. [:-]
It is not OTS legal, it is anything but illegal, it is a variant.
Who said the Granville Brothers didn't try CL, or that A.C. Gilbert didn't try 1/2-A Proto racing? The large cowling will add streamlining, as you can see.
Do you think I will be able to get away with it, flying it at next year's Ringmaster Brotherhood Fly-A-Thon? [&:] Comments? [8D]