Italian Ansaldo: One quater scale, scratch built.
by John Lafonte
(14 hunter road white plains N.Y. zip 10603 usa)
In 1985 a fellow by the name of Flyfield (He was a secound world war pilot),started to restore old full scale planes.
About five miles from my house he discovered a full scale Ansaldo, a plane made by the Italians during the first world war.
I learned this from an article in an aeroplane magazine. It was unbelieveable but true!
I managed to get a set of plans from Milan Italy. The scale of the plans was one and a half inches to the foot. I enlarged the plans to one quarter scale and also got photos from Flyfield and Milan.
After three years of building I entered it in the Toledo,Ohio scale nationals in 1991 and took third place.
The following year I had a fire in my work shop and lost the wings and tail section. Now I am rebuilding the plane but cannot find the right covering material for the wings and tail section. I origially used an iron on fabric naterial but now I cannot find it. Can you help?