Al's P47d Classroom Fighter

February 19, 2008
Maiden flights went wonderfully! No surprises. More information on the e-zone thread here:

February 15, 2008
This plane is modeled after the Plantraco classroom fighters designed by Joe Malinchak and Robert Guillot. Since both Joe and Robert are friends of mine, when I got started on thie project I picked their brains for design help. Being wonderfully generous friends, then gave me the help I needed to make this plane.

I had intended for my first classroom fighter to actually be a two-seat world war one observation plane, the Junkers CL-II. I have another friend who's an accomplished artist and also a fellow WWI buff who is helping create me some wonderful artwork for that project. In the meantime I found some graphics on the internet that, with some heavy modification, re-drawing of missing areas, and careful re-sizing, were adaptable for this project: The P47d which is one of my favorite WWII planes.

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