This is an interesting kit. Back in the 1970s, there was a little Tree Top Airline, Swift Aire, here in California, that connected 2nd-tier airports with the places out in the California “outback” (like from Sacramento to Monterey, a flight I took). They had eight Herons, all with engines changed to horizontally-opposed Continentals. The two other people traveling with me (it was “business”) looked at this little tiny airplanes (compared to the 727s and 737s) and “had their doubts.” I, on the other hand, thought it was going to be an “interesting flight” as well it was. Had to make a very foggy night IFR approach/landing at Monterey. The one thing I remember is you have to step over the two spars in the narrow one-person-wide aisle and in those pre-terrorist days there wasn’t a closed door to the cockpit.
I’ll bet this makes me the only person at IM who has ever flown in one of these contraptions.
I’ll be interested to see the result.
Hey, a minute with Der Google and I even found a photo!
1 attached image. Click to enlarge.