My name is Ernesto Tejeda from Dominican Republic in the heart of the Caribbean. I've been
an aircraft models lover since I was a kid and started flying U/control when a COX model was given to me as a birthday
gift, back in 1970 when I was eight years old. It was a small Pitts biplane named the "Red Baron" with a small COX
.020 engine in it.
It was in 1982 when in a local magazine one of your models was published. It
was the cardboard BF-109, which plans I kept with me until today. Years passed and I preserved several COX .049 engines from
COX models I had from those days, so I decided some time ago to show my kids the way we used to enjoy this great hobby in
those years. Based on your plans, I have made this BF-109F I show in these pictures, which I downsized to a scale suitable
for a COX 049. I thought I should share them with you, having found your e-mail in your page in internet.
Unfortunately we don't have many local stores or supplies for this hobby in Dominican Republic and in the case
of U/control, I feel like the last of the Mohicans, as nobody practices this in our country as far as I know and much less
with COX engines. So I did what I was able to with what was at hand, reason I had to use a couple of wheels from a toy
car for the landing gear, among couple of things more. I did the maiden flight yesterday and it performed great.
I really want to thank you for sharing this wonderful alternative of cardboard models with us.