May be if I had explained the thought behind the design a little better like why the wings were short and broad for good lift and slow flight and the soft foam used to construct them. The extremely short tail moment for maneuverability and lack of dihedral for snappy rolls, he may just passed it over as another ugly little plane.
I should have also pointed out my nephew was only 18 months old and I was going to fly the plane for him
The layout of the 100 year old design is still as valid today as it was then, look at the Edge 540 and most modern prop sports planes, heavy motor at the front and empenage at the rear.
No worries Bandito!
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