This plan was in the issue of Rocket Times that came with my first Centuri catalog in 1978. http://www.ninfinger.org/rockets/cat...tercenRT8.html I always wanted to try building it, but in 1978 I had no outlet for Centuri parts and no way to mail order them. The subject was brought up on YORF a couple of weeks back, which got me reinterested. A Semroc order later and I'm rollin'.
There is no real "plan" to this, more of a construction "suggestion". YMMV. I sealed and sanded all the tubes before putting any of them together because otherwise it would make me crazy. Wings are done in 3/32" basswood.
At the moment, my feeling is that the main body tube is too long, but I plan to finish construction before I make a decision about removing any of the tube.
I'm knocking off construction for the night, but I'm hoping tomorrow will be a good day for sitting around getting this bird to the primer stage or further.