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RAY COTE SHOESTRING

Shoestring plans are complete and uploaded for your enjoyment. Bear in mind this is an untested design. If you build the prototype and find some changes that need to be made, let me know. I've always liked the Shoestring and may draw the more traditional wing and tail shape if requested. Looks like a great little flyer to me. If you are the first to build the prototype, your name will be put on the plan for all eternity. lol. I'm not sure which aircraft will be next, but it will be another in my Formula 1 series. Stay tuned for updates :)

October 19 2015. I am drawing up the plans for the Formula 1 Reno racer Shoestring. I just started yesterday and it's already looking pretty good. I seem to be stuck on drawing race planes, but can anyone blame me? Small and fast racers with speed being the ultimate goal, built by the "average" guy to race at Reno. Ray bought the original Shoestring and added 60 mph over time to it's top speed! Ray is an air race pilot of legendary status in America. At age 64, he is the second oldest active pilot of sanctioned formula one midget air racing. In his 26th year of air racing, he has completed 11 National Air Races at Reno, NV, as first place winner in international formula one competition. The world's most famous race plane in that category, `Shoestring', is permanently enshrined at the San Diego Aerospace Museum as the most distinctive aircraft of its kind.

This model will have a 30 inch wingspan and 152 square inch wing area. Built like the Whisper and Gr-7 as a semi-scale racer. Again, like those designs, this model will be powered with a Mega 16/15/3 on a 3 or 4 cell lithium batteries. Speeds on 4 cells should be quite spectacular. This will be a free plan for collectors and builders. Stay tuned for updates. :)


Nov 2 Work is progressing nicely on the Shoestring. This should be a fairly easy build and will be a good looking, fast, fun flying airplane. Here's a screenshot of the design work so far. Stay tuned for updates. :)

Nov 10 Just putting in a few more details into the plans. Should be released by the weekend. If your looking forward to this plan and can't wait to start construction let me know. I have a few more ideas for more mini Formula 1 aircraft I want to design. 

Here's a picture of the Ray Cote and his Shoestring!