thrown together plane
So, I started designing this plane over a year ago, wanted a plane to look like the Pilatus porter. I designed the fus, and vert stab/rudder. the wings are from a T-craft, the horizontal stab from a super chipmunk, elevator from a kadet senior, struts from a citabria as well as the first landing gear, second landing gear was from a Sukhoi. The plane weighs in at about 13 pounds wet.
First 4 flight it had a ASP .90 2 stroke on it, took a lot of runway to get airborne, but one in the air, was fast but its tail fell in every turn needing rudder to keep straight.
Flights 4,5,6 flew on a 1.08 ASP 2 stroke, take off was a little quicker, not much better and flight characteristics were much better with a enlarged vert stab and rudder. speed remained the same.
and last weekends flights 7,8 flew a OS 1.20 FS 4 stroke, take off was super quick, flight was slower, but very nice and smooth. the landing gear was swapped out as well with a cowl installed.
overall, for a thrown together plane, it flies much better then I thought. we call it the platus putter or platus putz. some folks call it the aardvark.