I'm wondering if anyone is familiar with this 80s slow combat design from Bear Model Products in IL. I picked up an old kit at Perry, just couldn't resist. Plans say originally drawn in 82 and updated in 83. It's a complete, kind of interesting kit, center fuse is 1/2" hardwood, maybe pine and everything else balsa, I expect it will build pretty quickly. I'm thinking of putting an OS 25sx on it just for fun. There's not much distance between the leading edge and the engine, looks like a 3 1/2 ounce chicken hopper tank will just fit. Anyone have any experience and/or suggestions?
I have two Bear Sidewinders and I powered them with Fox MKiV 36 Combat Specials. I thought that they came out heavy and certainly need at least a 35/36 Combat Special of some kind for balancing as well as to have adequate power just to fly reasonably well.