This is a really cool-looking and beautiful plane! The elliptical wings and tail feathers give it that Golden Age look. Designer Thornton Hoffman’s build article appeared in the August 1958 Model Airplane News. The 56-inch-span model, dubbed “Conquistador II,” was originally intended as a control line “stunter” and was powered by a .35 diesel engine. To convert it to a modern RC, electric plane, there were two challenges: weight and the absence of a battery...
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