RE: Dragon Lady plans?
Having a Dragon Lady is the first step in re-engineering one. A complete plan is not necessary. What is necessary is airfoil shape and size, angles of incidence and thrust angles for the engine. These can be determined with an incidence meter or a simple ruler. The dimensions of the spinner to firewall, firewall to first bulkhead, next bulkhead at the wing trailing edge and distance to the tail will give you overall length. Fuselage width is easy to determine with simple measurements to establsih firewall and bulkhead width deducting of course of the fuselage side material. Shape of the top side of the fore and aft formers can easily be measured and drawn. Wing rib spacing measurements are obvious by referring to the wing. The measurements can be layed out on paper with the location of all of the bulkheads marked on a simple datum lines and vertical lines to represent bulkheads (formers). Draw in the rib with its proper shape, angle and location as well as the horizontal tail location and angle. Include the location and dimension of the firewall and the tail post and connect the dots to create the fuselage side. I assume this a slab-sided fuselage. Typically, the incidence angles are 0 - 0 with no downthrust and a bit of right thrust. Once the basic box is built for the fuselage, it becomes a simple matter of fleshing it out to match the appearance of the original. The toughest part of this project is creating a cowl to match the original. A mold would have to be made which isn't that difficult but is time consuming.
It is just that simple, I say light-heartedly.
I have a friend some distance away from here who does have a Dragon Lady which I probably could use, but my project list is longer than my time, money and energy allows.
This is only to encourage someone to pursue re-engineering something they deem worthy to be brought back. It could even be a Dragon Lady.