Ok, my long term plan is to build and fly a 56inch DH mosquito. Actually the build is well under way and is going well. It's based on a free plan i got from RCME but has been enlarged. It will have electric retracts, flaps, ailerons, rudder and elevator together with twin Keda 2837/18 electric motors running on 3s 1800mah lipos. Target weight is 55- 60 ounces(it's made from a good amount of depron hence the low weight).
Further to that i am fairly new to this game. I've been flying for about 2 years. I've built everything i've flown starting with a high wing profile depron plane with ailerons, Balsa Pixie Major from RCME, own design twin boom UAV pusher type thingy(flys excellent), low winged 36 inch depron aileron plane based on a plan for a plane called 'Must have it' again from RCME.
Like i said i've built all of these and the only one that has really given me trouble was the pixie. The COG was well out resulting in it having a nasty accident with the remains being put in the loft to be rebuilt another day. Lesson learnt. The 'Must have it!' has had some heavy/fast landings but i think that is down to the motor speed being far too high. I couldn't slow it down even with a smaller prop.
At this point your probably asking what is this guys point? Well like i said, i want to fly my DH Mosquito but i want to get some experience on flaps, retracts and the wing type first. My plan is to build a single motor plane based on the shape of the Mosquito. I'll use the same aspect ratio, taper ratio and a wing loading close to that of the mozzie i'm building. The fuselage wont have the same shape. It's more of stop gap/training model that can be built quickly and one that i won't be too upset about should it come to a nasty end.
So the question is, is this a reasonable plan?
Thanks in advance.