I am aware that the Aero World club in India makes a lot of Squirrels. I noticed they changed their Facebook page to a picture of a bunch of kids with Squirrels.
Some sample model planes just arrived safely in India. I enjoy sending models to far away places. You learn a lot about different areas of the world. I sent some lubricant so my new friend Dinkar (who is a school teacher) can try for some higher duration flights.
This is the second attempt. They always seem to explode. I think it’s the low pressure during the flight across the ocean.
I think for now the best bet is to keep the soaked plastic and transfer it to the rubber bands. You only need a couple of drops per elastic. This must be done after the elastics are tied of course you’ll never make a knot with this stuff on the elastic. In fact, I never lubricate the knot in case it penetrates the knot.
Here are some kids with Squirrels in India (Palrivattom, Cochin, Kerala). This is the AERO World Aero-modeling Club.
Here’s a twin engine Squirrel.
I’m betting the two propellers will shift the balance forward a bit. But on the other hand there is more weight behind the wing from the extra 1/8×3/8″ material. He said he will fly it tomorrow.