One of the pre-release Daytons went to Frank Schwartz of Tennessee. I used an experimental mailing method to Frank and it didn’t survive the postage handling. They mail guy decided to fold the box in half. How brilliant. But he fixed it and made is own version. He said that the original motor stick was weak. That’s actually already corrected in the current version of Dayton.
He said it’s flying very well but he still likes the Squirrel more. We’ll see after he receives the next revision.
By the way, I’ve developed a mailing list of 20 people who will receive the next revision. If this week isn’t too busy it may come forward then.
Here are Franks suggested changes:
He used 1/4 x 1/8″ and laminated a piece of 1/8 X 1/8 on top of it full length which made it 1/8 X 3/8. He had to sand the front to fit the propeller nose piece.
1/8 X 3/8″ tack glued in place (after balancing).
Sharpened bamboo pushed into balsa at an angle. No glue. He said this was very strong.