| Hey Doug - that's a "Flying Start" with obvious improvements (landing gear, | see thru nose!). Was sold by Hobby Shack, I found it in a Feb. 1995 RCM | magazine ad. They list the engine as a Magnum XL-15, BB/ABC and it sold for | $119.99.
You nailed the engine as well, so I suspect that you're right on the money. As for the improvements, I'm not sure about the landing gear (it was like that when I got it) but the transparant nose is my doing. I kinda like it, so I don't think I'm going to change/improve/fix it. :)
Of course, just like every other glow engine I have, the engine has issues. It starts up just fine, runs for a few seconds to a minute or so, then dies, going from `fine' to `dead' in a second -- no sputtering or anything like that. Haven't even gotten to adjusting the low end yet -- can't get the high end right. Time to take the fuel system and carburator apart, see what's wrong ...
| > The vertical stabilizer isn't stock -- it's a good deal larger than it | > used to be, I know that ... but other than that, I don't know what | > this plane is or where it came from. | >
| > It flies like you'd expect ... pretty tame. | >
| > The pull start on the engine is remarkably convenient :)