I have a number of plans hanging on the wall of my man cave.
While staring at a BF109, I noticed that it and the one next to it were both inked by "JOE DEMARCO".
This got me wondering who exactly is this "JOE DEMARCO" fellow?
So with a bit of googling, I found this thread on rcuniverse which led me to this amazing obituary.
Anyhow, if you have plans that were inked by Joe Demarco, and I am betting you do, then I would ask you to raise a glass in his honor.
Joe's drawn a lot of plans for numerous people. I built the 109 drawn by Joe DeMarco, designed by Tom Stryker. I'd be the last guy to criticize him, as drawing plans requires a LOT of checking, if you want every last detail to work out like that 100% perfect tab-and-slot laser cut design. That said, there's a few grey areas, but for the most part it goes together pretty well. Post some photos when the build gets moving along. I was a bit terrified of that symmetrical section, so I copied the GWS 109 airfoil, and slightly rounded the fuse formers for a bit more scale look. Years ago the kit was kitted by a company named Progressive, although you hear of very few builds. John Morgan on RCG built one years ago, that is the only other one I know of. BTW, the GWS replacement canopy would fit perfectly, if you come across one. I built the birdcage, but looking at my GWS 109 canopy at the same time, the scale looked very close.