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Old 06-14-2017, 05:44 AM
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Hello, I am considering the purchase and construction of a 1/3 Balsa USA Ercoupe. It is my intention to finish it in a "war-bird" scheme. The Ercoupe I would model it after was the first US JATO (Jet Assisted Take-off) airplane. It was designated by the air-force as XPQ-13: serial # 2673, and licensed as N2049H. My question for the war-bird crowd is; would the Ercoupe be readily accepted at war-bird meets? If it would be poo-poo'ed by the other participants, why bother. Just testing the waters before I jump in.

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Old 06-14-2017, 07:39 AM
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In my experience as long as it is legit and is in military dress, no one will have an issue.
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If the aircraft is modeled after one actually used by the military, no issue.
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If the aircraft is modeled after one actually used by the military, no issue.
In other words, you better have scale JATO !!! LOL

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Old 06-16-2017, 01:34 AM
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In other words, you better have scale JATO !!! LOL

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The rocket itself is no problem, the mount on the other hand is undocumented as far as i can tell.
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